The legendary Nile Rodgers & Chic are to make a return to Lytham Festival this summer.

Following their sell-out show at the 2018 festival, the undisputed kings of disco will headline on Saturday July 2 with special guests Soul II Soul.

The announcement comes as Lionel Richie has cancelled his 2022 European Tour including his planned date at Lytham Festival.

Nile Rodgers and Chic will be joined by Grammy Award winning special guests Soul II Soul, US girl group TLC and Craig Charles will kick off the night with his funk and soul DJ set.

Customers who have already purchased tickets for July 2 will be contacted by their ticket providers with full details. Their tickets will automatically be valid for Nile Rodgers & Chic with remaining tickets available now from

Festival director Peter Taylor said: “We are of course disappointed that Lionel Richie is no longer touring in 2022 and rest assured we have extended an invite for him to headline on our stage in the future.

"However, I am delighted to announce that our good friends Nile Rodgers & Chic will be returning to Lytham Festival along with special guests Soul II Soul. Twenty thousand people had an amazing time dancing the night away to hit after hit when they headlined in 2018 and I have no doubt this will once again be an unforgettable night."

Nile Rodgers joins a 10-day festival line-up which includes Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Elbow and The Strokes. The festival runs from Tuesday, June 28 to Sunday, July 10. The final night headliner has yet to be announced. For details visit