FreakOut! Festival® Announced: Nile Rodgers Welcomes Beck, Pharrell, Q-Tip & More to Long Island in August

Nile Rodgers is in the midst of one of the best pop-culture comebacks in recent history after that whole “Get Lucky” thing. Now a major darling of festival promoters and pop artists alike, Nile is getting more skin in the game with the announcement of the FreakOut! Festival® set for Long Island, NY on August 4-5, 2015. He’s bringing Beck, Pharrell Williams, Chuck D, Janelle Monae, Slander, Q-Tip and a ton of other artists together for this one, and it sounds pretty sick if he really pulls off what he’s trying to accomplish:

Over two nights, Rodgers will create the ultimate mash-up between each artist’s distinctive sound and his own groundbreaking style as a songwriter, producer, and founder of CHIC. The FreakOut! Festival® is the only place to see this roster of incredible acts join Rodgers, and in some cases, perform a set of their own hits with CHIC. In conjunction with this extraordinary two-day event, Rodgers will also conduct recording sessions with featured artists at a private studio outside the festival grounds.

Here’s the full lineup and social media info if you’re going to try and attend this. Tickets are on sale here.


Parking Opens: 4:00 p.m. Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.
Show Begins: 6:00 p.m. (ends at 11:00 p.m.)

Pharrell Williams
Keith Urban
Chuck D
Eric B
Thomas Gold
Paloma Faith
The Martinez Brothers
more artists TBA

Hosted by: CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers
emcee: Grandmaster Melle Mel


Parking Opens: 4:00 p.m. Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.
Show Begins: 6:00 p.m. (ends at 11:00 p.m.)

Duran Duran
Chaka Khan
Janelle Monáe
Grandmaster Melle Mel
Snoh Aalegra
CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers
more artists TBA

emcee: Grandmaster Melle Mel

Additional artists to be announced. For FreakOut! Festival® updates and additional information, please visit and follow on social media:

Twitter: @NileRodgers, @FOLDfest, #FOLDfest
Instagram: @FOLDfest
Facebook: FOLDfest, NileRodgersOfficial