Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bette Midler, Earth Wind & Fire, KC & the Sunshine Band to Play Nile Rodgers' Fold Festival

by VVN Music

Nile Rodgers has announced the initial lineup for the second Fold (Freak Out, Let's Dance) Festival.

This year's festival will be August 12, 13 and 14 at the Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, NY with a lineup that includes both modern and veteran acts such as Kesha, Bette Midler, Earth Wind and Fire, KC & the Sunshine Band, The Village People, Taylor Dayne and more.

Of special note is that Midler will be performing with Nile Rodgers and Chic.

This is the second year for the festival in the U.S. Rodgers previously announced a version for London which is being held June 24 to 26 and includes performances by Beck, Angie Stone, Alison Moyet, the Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, John Newman and other acts.

Tickets are on sale now.

The initial announced acts, with more to be named in the future:

Friday, August 12

  • Kesha
  • DNCE Featuring Joe Jonas
  • Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • DJ Cassidy
  • Alex Newell
  • Stetasonic
  • DJ Prince Paul
Saturday, August 13
  • Bette Midler Performing with Nile Rodgers and Chic
  • Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers
  • Emin Featuring Nile "Boomerang" Rodgers
  • King
Sunday, August 14
  • KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Village People
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Ultra Nate
  • Grandmaster Melle Mel
  • DJ Nicky Siano of Studio 54