By: Renee Grant
Legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers has confirmed that he will be playing at Glastonbury Festival with his band Chic this year. Rodgers broke the news via Twitter during a Q&A with his fans. One tweet asked if Rodgers would be at the festival to which he responded “YES!!!!!”
This year will also see the release of Chic’s first album in 25 years, a follow-up to their 1992 album Chic-ism. Their new LP will be titled It’s About Time. Rodgers has said the album’s release was delayed because he “couldn’t release an album about the joy of life in a year of so many deaths.” The release will coincide with the band’s 40 year anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the opening of Studio 54.
Rodgers has big plans for Chic and their fans this year, writing: “In 2017, we will pay homage to the club that put us on the international map by doing a series of concerts, afterparties, VIP Packages, films and singles – then drop the full album along with a BIG SURPRISE!”
So far, rumors that Depeche Mode will make an appearance at the festival have circulated, as well as the news that Ed Sheeran will be a headliner and that Lady Gaga would replace Beyonce as a headliner as well. The full list of performers will be announced at a later date.