Nile Rodgers’ FOLD Festival, originally set for Aug. 12-14 at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead and canceled, has been reborn as the FOLD Experience NY and will be held at Forest Hills Stadium on Oct. 8.
Bette Midler, performing with Rodgers and Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Village People and Alex Newell will headline the one-night event. Tickets are $79-$99 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketfly, 877-435-9849, ticketfly.com.
No reason was given for the cancellation of the Riverhead festival, which debuted last year and featured Beck, Pharrell, Keith Urban and Public Enemy’s Chuck D, as well as Rodgers’ band Chic. Last year’s FOLD was seen as a success and expanded to London this year.
Rodgers told NY1 that he’s thrilled with playing Forest Hills Stadium.
“I get to play in the same spot the Beatles played in,” he said. “I get to play the same spot where Arthur Ashe played. Yeah, that’s a big deal.”