Liverpool Music Week reveal CHIC and Nile Rodgers plus details of 15th anniversary line up

Liverpool Music Week have announced disco legends CHIC feat. NILE RODGERS will headline the 15th Anniversary Year Opening Night Party of the prestigious Liverpool-based metropolitan music festival on 26th October 2017 at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

Liverpool Music Week was recently crowned Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2016, and the Opening Night Party will be CHIC feat. NILE RODGERS’ first show in the city in over four decades. Among music legends, Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multi-Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music.

Commenting on the news, Festival Director Mike Deane said: “It’s been quite the journey since starting Liverpool Music Week as a single venue venture back in 2003, but there’s no doubt that today is our single proudest moment as we announce CHIC & Nile Rodgers as our 2017 headliners. There aren’t many individuals in music who compare to their legendary status, importance, and continued iconic relevance. We are utterly thrilled that both Nile and the band have agreed to join us this year. There really isn’t a live music show quite like CHIC, and we can’t think of anyone better to open this milestone year.”

Incredible value at just £65, full LMW17 Wristbands giving access to all shows, as well as all individual show tickets go on sale 9am Thursday 3rdAugust 2017.

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Also joining the bill on the first wave of announcements are London electronic duo MOUNT KIMBIE whose performance is the first date of a tour promoting their forthcoming new album Love What Survives which features collaborations with King Krule and James Blake.

Motown-infused London indie pop quintet CHILDHOOD will be gracing the stage of Buyers’ Club, whilst fellow indie darlings GENGAHR will be showcasing their otherworldly take on the genre at The Magnet, andPRINCESS NOKIA joins us for an exclusive UK show outside of London from this New York City-based independent alternative hip-hop and R&B star, lauded as one of the most important artists out there right now.

This year, LMW17 will run from Thursday 26th October – Saturday 4thNovember 2017 and will once again be utilising Liverpool’s ever-growing arsenal of venues, with the Invisible Wind Factory hosting two of the biggest shows this year, as well as some of its lesser-known hidden gems and secret live spaces.