BRYAN FERRY AND CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS JOIN GUILFEST LINE UP!
Organisers have scored a major coup for GuilFest 2012 as Art Rock legend BRYAN FERRY is confirmed to headline the main stage on the night of Sunday 15th July at GuilFest 2012.
Regarded as the embodiment of high glamour, romance and stylishness for nearly four decades, Bryan is literally a household name in the UK, and has achieved phenomenal worldwide success – As a solo artist recording huge hits like “Let’s Stick Together”, “Slave to Love”, and “This Is Tomorrow” whilst notching up a total of 9 UK top ten albums, including 1985’s number 1, “Boys and Girls”; As well as with Roxy Music – rated by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and responsible for 11 UK top ten albums including tracks such as “Love is The Drug”, “Dance Away”, “More Than This”, and the wonderful John Lennon cover “Jealous Guy”.
Supporting Bryan Ferry on Sunday 15th July are Disco titans CHIC feat. NILE RODGERS. Probably the most influential band of the Disco era, Chic are responsible for such classics as “Le Freak”, “Good Times” (sampled by hiphop pioneers The Sugar Hill Gang for their incredible single “Rappers Delight”), “Everybody Dance,” and “I Want Your Love.” Honoured at the dance music hall of fame ceremony as Artist Inductees, Record Inductees and Producer Inductees, Chic have been cited as a major influence to massive artists as diverse as Queen, The Smiths, Blondie and Duran Duran.
Nile Rodgers is very highly regarded for his producing talent and was honoured in 1996 as Top Producer in The World by BillBoard magazine. On top of his work with Chic, he has produced many very popular albums, including Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family”, Diana Ross’s “Diana”, Duran Duran’s “Notorious” and Debbie Harry’s debut solo album “KooKoo”, while being cited as co-producer on David Bowies “Let’s Dance” and Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”. Organisers are delighted to have a group with such a high pedigree performing at the festival, for what will no doubt be an explosive show!
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