King of Disco tops the bill

Niles Rodger and CHIC to play PATP 2015
Niles Rodger and CHIC to play PATP 2015

This summers hottest music festival, Party at the Palace 2015 is set to be a showstopper, as we exclusively reveal one of the headline acts.

Reporter John MacInnes has been squeezing every last ounce of information from his sources, and we are able to announce that Nile Rodgers and CHIC will be playing.

The band, based in New York, will fly to the UK in August for the festival.

With hits such as “Le Freak” and “Dance, Dance, Dance”, the group were huge in the 1980’s. They were branded “disco’s greatest band” and continue to sell out venues worldwide.

Since their last performance at RockNess in 2012, the band have taken the stage at Glastonbury Festival and London’s Indigo at the O2.

Not only is Nile Rodgers the award-winning producer behind albums from 
Madonna and Bowie but his recent involvement in Daft Punk’s smash hit “Get Lucky” make him a familiar name to all age groups.

Organisers, PDF said: “We are not in a position to confirm or deny your information that CHIC will be one of our headline acts. We hope to issue details of the acts playing this year’s festival very soon.”

Advance ticket sales for the weekend musical extravaganza have surpassed all expectations and there are now a very limited number of briefs remaining at the ‘early-bird’ offer price. These are available from: or from Linlithgow Plus.

The Gazette has also learnt that negotiations are in the final stages with two motoring organisations vying to become the main sponsor for Party at the Palace 2015.

Promoter John Richardson said: “We are exceptionally pleased that Party at the Palace is returning next year, and it will be bigger and better than before.

He commented further: “It won’t be an all Scottish line-up this time round, however I can assure everyone there will be something for everyone.”

Another development is that BBC Scotland is poised to film a pilot episode for a 
proposed ‘‘fly-on-the-wall’’ documentary surrounding 
the making of Party at the