Nile Rodgers has been named a BBC Music Day Ambassador.
The Chic singer, whose hits like Le Freak and Everybody Dance remain dance floor classics, is a huge advocate of the power of music, with his new signing further showing that.
The 63-year-old will head to the U.K. to attend BBC’s Music Day at the Eden Project on 3 June (16), joining fellow ambassadors Duran Duran.
“Music takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it you are different. I'm proud to be a BBC Music Ambassador, to try and help a few someones to become different,” he told the BBC.
The Eden Project is an educational charity in Cornwall and houses the largest rainforest in captivity. It’s the second year of BBC Music Day, and fans will also get to see Laura Mvula and latest lineup addition Izzy Bizu play.
BBC Music Editor James Stirling is over the moon that Nile will be at the celebration.
“Nile Rodgers knows a thing or two about music," he smiled. "For over five decades, his songs have made an incalculable amount of people happy. It is our absolute honour and pleasure to have him as our main Ambassador for BBC Music Day 2016."
On Wednesday (11May16), Nile joined Gwen Stefani, director Spike Lee and many more famous names at a Los Angeles memorial service for late singer Prince, which was organised by his two ex-wives Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia.
After the event he tweeted: “The take away from last night's service: "The best way to honor #Prince is to be creative.""
Prince passed away at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota last month (April16). The cause of death is still unknown.