Playlist: Nile Rodgers

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:08

Even in the field of music heavyweights, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. Since co-founding disco pioneers CHIC with his late creative partner Bernard Edwards in 1970, Rodgers career has spanned almost half a century, and seen him involved in some of the biggest-selling and most familiar records of all time.

This summer Nile Rodgers descends on Southbank Centre as curator of the 26th Meltdown festival and in anticipation of what’s sure to be an incredible nine days, we’ve put together this special playlist. Be it as guitarist, song-writer, composer or producer, every track on this packed mixtape features Rodgers remarkable talents.

Whether you’re an all out CHIC geek, or a complete Rodgers novice, you’ll doubtless recognise some of the huge hits on this list – from Disco to Daft Punk, via Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran, and more. What are you waiting for? Turn the volume up and enjoy.



To be able to curate and produce nine days of live music for the city of London, the UK and music enthusiasts visiting from all over the world is truly a dream come true.
Nile Rodgers


Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown takes place across Southbank Centre 3 - 11 August, 2019 as the legendary musician applies his unique creative vision to nine days of special live gigs and performances.

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Who’s on the bill? We’ll be announcing Meltdown 2019’s first wave of artists and acts in April. Stay tuned.

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