HAYDOCK Park racecourse has announced that Nile Rodgers & Chic will perform at the venue this summer, on Saturday, June 22.

The American band will join Jess Glynne (June 7) and Rick Astley (July 20) as part of Haydock Park's summer season of live concerts.

Nile Rodgers is a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist and is the latest big name to grace the stage at Haydock.

As the co-founder of Chic, Rodgers pioneered chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” and won Chic 11 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations.

His work for Chic and productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold more than 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide.

Meanwhile his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.

Expect to hear some of the best-known pop anthems from the last four decades.

With more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Nile Rodgers' peerless influence is undeniable.

Regional director for Jockey Club Racecourses North West, Dickon White said: “Having the legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC headline Haydock Park in June is surely going to be one of the highlights of the summer.

"His vast catalogue of hits over the decades will have everyone, young and old, dancing the night away after a great evening of racing so be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

  • Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Friday, February 8 via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a pre-sale available to customers at 8am on Wednesday (February 6). Tickets start at £37.50 for adults and £18.75 for child tickets. See haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk for terms and conditions.