US band will close festival on Sunday evening (September 7)
Nile Rodgers and Chic will headline Bestival 2014, it has been revealed.
The legendary US band will close the festival on the Sunday evening (September 7), organisers have confirmed, joining fellow headliners Beck, Foals and OutKast at the Isle Of Wight event. This year’s festival will stage a tropical ‘Desert Island Disco’ theme, following 2013’s nautical ‘HMS Bestival’ theme.
Speaking about the slot, Rodgers said: “I’m so excited to be back at Bestival, this time in the prestigious Sunday night headliner slot following legends Stevie Wonder and Elton John. Expect an extra special Desert Island Disco set from myself and Chic! Looking forward to seeing you all in September.”
Organiser Rob da Bank, meanwhile, said: “Ever since I first booked Chic and Nile for Bestival a few years back they have hands down been the best live band we’ve ever had at Bestival and Camp Bestival. And once people start realising how many hits Nile has written and produced for artists ranging from Madonna and David Bowie through to Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ you realise this is just one huge disco jukebox that is gonna keep firing out the hits all night!”
He added: “I’m over the moon that Nile and the crew are going to wrap up our Desert Island Disco Finale with a damn funky, glittery bang. Everybody Dance!”
Other acts set to play Bestival 2014 include Disclosure, Major Lazer, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Wild Beasts, Clean Bandit, Caribou, Chvrches, Busta Rhymes and Laura Mvula. For more information, visit Bestival.net.