Scots join N.E.R.D, M.I.A. and Chaka Khan this Saturday (October 11)

Franz Ferdinand and Chaka Khan are the latest acts to be announced to perform at the New York leg of a massive party taking place in 18 cities worldwide this Saturday (October 11).

They will join N.E.R.D, MIA and Hot Chip at the event, taking place at Pier 3 on the Brooklyn waterfront.

Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Athens, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Helsinki, London and Sao Paulo will also host events on the date, with the finale of the celebrations taking place in the Big Apple.

The event, entitled ’Rock and Roll Circus’ will be hosted by the Diesel clothing brand, and is set to include all the elements of a theatrical circus from fire-eaters to trapeze artists.

More tickets for the event will be made available this Friday (October 10) at the New York City Diesel stores in Union Square and Lexington Avenue. Tickets will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 10am.

Meanwhile, Franz Ferdinand will play an intimate headlining show at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg tonight (October 8).

–By our New York staff.

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