The legend that is Nile Rodgers (Chic) is the latest name to be announced for The 2014 Ryder Cup Gala Concert taking place on Wednesday 24 September at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
Organised by DF Concerts and Events on behalf of VisitScotland, this unmissable and extraordinary event will bring together top names in golf, music and the arts for the first time. Tickets are on sale now and available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.ticketsoup.com or by calling 08444 999 990 or 0844 395 4000.
With a flavour of The Brits meets The Proms, four of Scotland’s national arts bodies, Scottish Ballet, RSNO, National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Opera will perform on the same bill for the first time alongside contemporary acts including Nile Rodgers, Jake Bugg, Texas, Amy Macdonald, Twin Atlantic, Nina Nesbitt, Eddi Reader and Midge Ure, creating an evening of unique collaboration and performance pieces that will delight and astound. Select solo performers will also be backed by a house band led by Mike Stevens, who is musical director for Take That and Gary Barlow and writes with Annie Lennox.
Nile Rodgers is the songwriter and co-founder of disco legends Chic, as well as being the man behind hits by Sister Sledge, Madonna, Diana Ross, David Bowie and many more. This once in a lifetime performance will see Nile and the RSNO perform Chic and Sister Sledge hits including ‘Good Times’, ‘Le Freak’ and ‘We Are Family’. It will also feature a very unique version of the Daft Punk chart topper ‘Get Lucky’ which Nile co-wrote.
Fresh from her stunning Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony performance, Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald was announced as part of the Gala Concert line-up last week.
Curated by celebrated Creative Director Kim Gavin, whose portfolio includes the London 2012 Closing Ceremony, Take That Progress Live Tour (2011) and the Concert for Diana (2007), the evening will see flashes of fashion, bespoke short films and never-before-seen live performances that will build the tension and excitement around The 2014 Ryder Cup. The audience will also be introduced to the European and USA Teams, meeting for the first time live on stage alongside captains, Paul McGinley and Tom Watson.
The Concert is a signature event within the Homecoming Scotland 2014 programme delivered by DF Concerts & events on behalf of VisitScotland. It will celebrate the start of The 2014 Ryder Cup which returns to Scotland for the first time in more than 40 years and only the second time in its history. The sporting event will take place on 23-28 September at Gleneagles and is supported by EventScotland, the national events agency and a directorate of VisitScotland, and Ryder Cup Europe.