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Disco icons Nile Rodgers & CHIC to perform huge outdoor summer gig at Haydock Park Racecourse

The Le Freak singers are back up north

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 24th July 2023

Legendary disco group Nile Rodgers & CHIC will be back in the north west this summer for a huge outdoor summer gig. 

They’ll be bringing their iconic blend of funk, pop and disco to Haydock Park Racecourse on Friday 11 August. 

It follows their sold-out headline show at Aintree Racecourse last summer, and is again part of the hit The Jockey Club Live summer gig series. 

Nile Rodgers is rightfully an inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, plus a multi-Grammy Award-winner, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist. 

The group’s pioneering hits have included Le Freak – which is the biggest-selling single in the history of Atlantic Records, and Good Times.


His work in the CHIC Organisation is the stuff of legend, from his work with Sister Sledge on We Are Family and Diana Ross with I’m Coming Out, plus productions for everyone from David Bowie (Let’s Dance) to Madonna (Like A Virgin) to Duran Duran (The Reflex). 

Nile Rodgers and CHIC at a previous Jockey Club Live event
Nile Rodgers and CHIC at a previous Jockey Club Live event. Credit: Supplied

Nile Rodgers has even collaborated with modern-day superstars including Beyonce, Daft Punk and Daddy Yankee. 


Cumulatively, his productions have sold more than 500 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide. 

Molly Dingwall, general manager at Haydock Park Racecourse said: “Nile Rodgers & CHIC put on the most incredible live show – their catalogue of unrivalled hits saw that Aintree Racecourse were all on their feet and dancing last summer. Due to phenomenal demand, we had to bring them back to Merseyside!”

Nile Rodgers said: “I’m so excited to come and see all our friends in the North West on Friday 11th August. Aintree last summer was a real highlight for us all so we can’t wait to continue the Good Times at Haydock Park!”


This year’s music series from The Jockey Club Live has included performances from Craig David, Sugababes, Pete Tong and a Faithless DJ set across the north west.

The Jockey Club Live events blend an exciting evening at the races with spectacular live music, in some of the most beautiful and iconic racecourse settings in the world. Tickets are on sale now at thejockeyclublive.co.uk.

Featured image: Publicity photo, Jill Furmanovsky