While the end of summer saw 2015’s festival season coming to a close, music lovers can rejoice that next year’s season is already on the horizon, as the first news of 2016’s headlining acts begin to surface. With less than a half a year to go, Coachella is one of the first festivals on the radar, and we’ve already got a few confirmed names to go off of.
Nile Rodgers made waves in the EDM scene in 2013, teaming up with legendary house duo Daft Punk on their hit single “Get Lucky,” contributing his characteristic funky guitar riffs to the memorable song. But Rodgers has a long history as an iconic dance music producer, with roots tracing back to the explosion of disco, notably his work with the group Chic.
Chic released a slew of disco hits in the 70’s, including “Everybody Dance” and “Le Freak,” establishing themselves as dance music legends. Earlier this week, Rodgers confirmed the band’s slot at Coachella 2016 during an interview with The New York Times, while talking about the group’s upcoming album.
Other performers slated to make the lineup for next year’s Coachella include Jean-Michel Jarre, St. Germain, and Dubfire, while Lost Frequencies is rumored to make the cut as well. The festival kicks off April 15-17, and 22-24.