Second Headliner Announced For Franklin’s Gardens

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Nile Rodgers & CHIC will be headlining Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday 30 June. 

Announcing Madness (Friday 28thJune) as the first headliner before Christmas, the show has become one of the hottest tickets in Northamptonshire with Nile Rodgers & CHIC expecting to follow suit.

Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” and won CHIC 11 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations.His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie (incl. ‘Lets Dance’), Diana Ross (incl. ‘Upside Down’, ‘I’m Coming Out’) and Madonna (incl. ‘Material Girl’, ‘Like A Virgin’) have sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.  Releasing their ninth studio album ‘It’s About Time’ in 2018, the release saw the band once again work the cream of the crop of the current music stars ranging from Mura Masa and Stefflon Don to Lady Gaga.

Saints chief executive Mark Darbon said,

“Nile Rodgers is a music legend and we are thrilled to be welcoming him to Franklin’s Gardens later this summer. I have no doubt that he will put on a superb evening’s entertainment.

“Franklin’s Gardens is not just the home of Northampton Saints, but an excellent multi-use venue which is well suited to host events of this scale.

“We’re all really looking forward to a very special night.”

Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Wednesday 6th March here.

A ticket presale will be available to anyone who signs up to our mailing list here 

Ticket prices start from £40 and include pitch standing, seating and accessible tickets. Paid car parking is also available at the venue.

10% booking fee applies.

A superb range of hospitality packages are also available in the Franklin’s Gardens boxes, Director’s Lounge, Champions Suite, and Captain’s Club – for more information on what’s on offer please email

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