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Nile Rodgers and Chic join The Jacksons on Hampton Court Palace Festival line-up

Nile Rodgers will headline the festival with his band Chic (David Parry/PA)
Nile Rodgers will headline the festival with his band Chic (David Parry/PA)

Nile Rodgers and Chic have been added to the line-up for the Hampton Court Palace Festival.

They join Kylie Minogue, The Jacksons and Tears For Fears on the bill for the event next summer.

Rodgers and his group are responsible for some of the most famous disco tracks, including Everybody Dance and Good Times.

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Nile Rodgers and Chic will perform at the stately home (PA)

The guitarist and songwriter, who has penned songs for artists such as David Bowie and Madonna, will headline on June 14.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra also join the line-up for the event on June 6, while Dutch jazz and pop singer Caro Emerald returns to the festival for the third time on June 12.

Now in its 27th year, Hampton Court Palace Festival is a series of open-air concerts held at the stately home in Richmond upon Thames.

Artists perform in a 3,000-seat auditorium in Base Court, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace.

Tickets for the concerts go on sale at 10am on February 1.

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