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Nile Rodgers curates nine days of musical enlightenment at the Southbank Centre’s annual festival.
Going to a festival doesn’t have to mean travelling to zone 6 to be surrounded by glitter, wellies and overpriced street food for the day. The Southbank has been throwing its own highbrow, multi-day music festival since 1993, and this year Nile Rodgers is taking the reins as curator. The Chic one is a supremely well connected and musically omnivorous legend, so it’s no surprise that the line-up mixes established big names (Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart’s Eurythmics Songbook, a lil’ group called Nile Rodgers & Chic) with super-cool rising stars such as innovative artist-producer Sophie, Latin pop queen Anitta, afrobeat heroes Kokoroko, modern soul collective Jungle and queer South African artist Nakhane. He’s also planning a series of free daytime parties on Southbank Centre’s Riverside Terrace including Disco Wonderland, an all-day celebration of his pioneering work with Chic. It’s all so exciting, you have every excuse to… ah, freak out!