Liverpool Music Week has announced CHIC & Nile Rogers as headliners for the opening night of this year’s festival with a special show taking place at the Echo Arena. The legendary disco band will kick off the 15th anniversary of the festival in style, after a hugely popular set at this year’s Glastonbury Music Festival.
Liverpool Music Week was recently crowned Best Metropolitan Festival at The UK Festival Awards 2016 and and the Opening Night Party will be CHIC & Nile Roger’s first show in the city in over four decades.
LMW organisers have also announced London electronic duo Mount Kimbie, who will be promoting their forecoming album Love What Survives. Indie-pop quintet Childhood will be performing at Buyers Club, while Genghar will be showcasing their otherworldly take on the genre at The Magnet. NYC Hip-Hop star Princess Nokia will also be making an appearance at the festival and will certainly be one act not to miss.
An integral part of Liverpool Music Week is the ‘Breaking Out’ line up which showcases some of the best new artists biggest rising stars of the year and will feature Girl Ray, Goat Girl, Spinning Coin and Little Cub in the new setting of EBGBS.
The closing party will take place at the Liverpool Guild of Students where British Grime MC AJ Tracey will be showing Liverpool why The Guardian listed him as “one of the best new acts to catch at festivals” last year. Perfume Genius graces the city with his debut Liverpool performance following one of the year’s most critically lauded album releases and Zola Jesus returns for her first Liverpool show in 6 years to promote her new album Okovi.
This year, LMW17 will run from Thursday 26th October – Saturday 4thNovember 2017 and will once again be utilising Liverpool’s ever-growing arsenal of venues, with the Invisible Wind Factory hosting two of the biggest shows this year, as well as some of its lesser-known hidden gems and secret live spaces, proving beyond a doubt that there’s something special happening on the banks of the River Mersey, and bringing national attention to this bustling hub of creativity.
Liverpool Music Week 2017 Opening Night With CHIC & Nile Rogers
26th October, Liverpool Echo Arena
Full Festival LMW17 Wristbands & Individual Show Tickets On Sale 9am Thursday 3rd August 2017