Following their limelight-stealing set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Chic and Nile Rodgers can now be announced as one of the headliners for this year’s BluesFest.

They will open the festival with a show at The O2 Arena on Friday 27 October

Chic have enjoyed widespread mainstream success since their inception in the late ‘70s thanks to a string of hits including Le Freak, Good Times and Everybody Dance.

The band’s founder and frontman Nile Rodgers has produced and played on some of the biggest-selling albums of all time by artists including Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Diana Ross.

He will be bringing his legendary “$1 billion guitar” to London for this rare performance in the capital.

Chic join an esteemed rollcall of artists already lined-up to perform at BluesFest 2017 that includes Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Chris Isaak.

Nile Rogers said:  “We love performing in the UK and it’s an honour to be asked to headline this year’s BluesFest alongside the likes of Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers and Hall & Oates. Our fans can expect a night of funk and soul featuring all of our hits and maybe a few surprises!”

Also recently announced for BluesFest are two heavyweights of the blues world in the form of revered American blues-rock outfits Gov’t Mule and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

BluesFest director Leo Green said, “Securing bands of the calibre of Chic, Gov’t Mule and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is testament to our commitment to presenting the very best acts from around the world. These are three phenomenal live outfits who will all bring something extra special to the weekend’s proceedings.”


Friday 27 October

Chic feat. Nile Rodgers

The O2 Arena


Saturday 28 October

Daryl Hall & John Oates plus special guest Chris Isaak

The O2 Arena


Gov’t Mule + Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Indigo At The O2


Sunday 29 October

Steely Dan plus special guests The Doobie Brothers                      

The O2 Arena

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BluesFest presents Daryl Hall & John Oates plus Chris Isaak

BluesFest presents Daryl Hall & John Oates plus Chris Isaak

Oct 28, 7:00pm - Oct 28, 10:00pm

The O2
Peninsula Square
London,  SE10 0DX Map

Hitmakers Daryl Hall & John Oates headline The O2 on Saturday 28th October for what will be their only UK show of the year. Grammy nominated Chris Isaak will be joining as a special guest.

Hall & Oates:

“We are thrilled to be making our debut at The O2 as part of this year’s BluesFest. We've heard great things about the festival and it's been a while since we've performed in the U.K. so we're sure it'll be a special occasion.”

Chris Isaak:

“I can't wait to bring my band to BluesFest. I will have to pretend to be blue because I will be having so much fun playing The O2. We are so excited to be coming back to London.”

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BluesFest presents Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers

BluesFest presents Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers

Oct 29, 7:00pm - Oct 29, 11:00pm

The O2, Peninsula Square
London,  SE10 0DX Map

BluesFest returns to The O2 in October! Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers are the first two artists lined up for this year's event.

Making their first appearance in the UK for almost 10 years, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker's supergroup Steely Dan, will close the festival on Sunday 29th October for what will be their only UK show in 2017. For this exclusive concert, they will be joined on the bill by legendary, multi Grammy-award winning soul and R&B hitmakers, The Doobie Brothers.

Here are you details for tickets:
Thursday, 11th May at 10am - Live Nation presale
Friday, 12th May at 10am - General sale

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BluesFest 2017 runs from Friday 27-29 October. Tickets for Gov’t Mule and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are on sale now and tickets for Chic go on sale on Wednesday 5 July at 9am.

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