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SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC FESTIVAL feat Nile Rodgers!!!

Nile Rodgers & Chic have been confirmed as the first headliners performing at the brand-new Southampton Summer Sessions, taking place at Guildhall Square in summer 2024!!

Tickets to the Nile Rodgers & CHIC show go on general sale on Friday 27th October at 9am.

 

Playing Sunday, 23 June 2024, with special guestsBrit singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor and 80s-inspired contemporary pop band Deco. 

 

NILE RODGERS & CHIC

PLUS SUPPORT FROM SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR

 

 

SUNDAY, 23 JUNE 2024

MORE ACTS AND DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON  

GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, 27 OCTOBER

www.smmrsessions.com and also look on ticketmaster

 

Monday, 23 October, London: Today, Live Nation, DF Concerts and leading live music and event promoter Cuffe & Taylor announced that it will be bringing Scotland’s long-running live music series Summer Sessions to Southampton’s Guildhall Square in summer 2024. Nile Rodgers & CHIC are the very first headliners to be revealed, playing Sunday, 23 June 2024, with special guestsBrit singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor and 80s-inspired contemporary pop band Deco. Tickets to the Nile Rodgers & CHIC show go on general sale on Friday 27th October at 9am via smmrsessions.com / ticketmaster.co.uk . Fans can follow @smmrsessions for the latest news and updates.

 

 

Founded back in 2013 by DF Concerts, Summer Sessions has become a much-loved and highly anticipated live music series in Scotland with events taking place across the country, including Glasgow and Edinburgh. Renowned for regularly showcasing a diverse roster of world-leading talent, previous headliners include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine and David Guetta.

 

 

Its arrival in Southampton next summer is amongst the first Summer Sessions events to be announced outside of Scotland, alongside events at Bedford Park in Bedfordshire. The Southampton shows will take place throughout the month of June, seeing Guildhall Square transformed into a destination for world-leading live acts and music fans alike.

 

Nile Rodgers & CHIC will play on Sunday, 23 June 2024.

Nile Rodgers is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist. 2023 saw him become the first creator to be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy for his legacy in the same year as being awarded a Grammy for his new work with Beyoncé on the smash hit "Cuff It". As the Co-founder of CHIC, Nile pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like "Le Freak", the biggest-selling single in the history of Atlantic Records and sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times" and "Rapper's Delight". 

Nile Rodgers said: “The UK is my home from home so despite the fact that it’s not even winter yet I’m excited to be announcing that we will be bringing you ‘good times” this summer!”

 

They will be joined by chart-topping pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor who will be bringing her glossy, disco-infused dance hits to the proceedings at Guildhall Square. Fans can expect to enjoy a set full of massive songs including “Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)” and “Murder on the Dancefloor”. Good mood music melody makers, DECO will also join the party, delivering their 80s synth-speckled contemporary pop hits.

 

 

Music fans will not want to miss an unforgettable night of live performances on Sunday, 23 June 2024 and can follow @smmrsessions for updates across more shows to be announced.

“The runaway success of Summer Sessions in Scotland has proven the event is one which resonates with music fans and artists alike whilst also bringing many economic benefits to their host cities,” added Peter Taylor, co-founder, Cuffe & Taylor“We can’t wait to bring world-class music acts to Southampton’s Guildhall Square next summer, further cementing the city’s status as an important and pioneering hub for music, culture and entertainment. We’ll see you in June.”

 

TICKETING INFORMATION

General Admission £55.00

 

Tickets to the Nile Rodgers & CHIC show go on general sale on Friday 27th October at 9am via smmrsessions.com / ticketmaster.co.uk