Music legend Chaka Khan is announced today as the latest act to join the line-up for next summer’s Nocturne Live concert series.

The 10-time Grammy winner, who is touring in celebration of both her 70th birthday and 50th year in music, will perform at Blenheim Palace on Thursday June 13 alongside disco legends Sister Sledge and funk group The Fatback Band.

Alongside releasing 23 albums and enjoying a string of hits including Ain’t Nobody, I’m Every Woman, I Feel For You and Tell Me Something Good, Khan has collaborated with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Mary J. Blige, and was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

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Joining her on the line-up on Thursday June 13 will be disco queens Sister Sledge, the multi-million-selling vocal group behind the classic anthems We Are Family, Thinking Of You, He’s The Greatest Dancer and Lost In Music.

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And funk and soul, and lately hip hop, outfit The Fatback Band continue to wow crowds around the world over 50 years they started in New York in the 70s and 80s.

The latest acts join Crowded House, Sheryl Crow and Turin Brakes on the line-up for the first two dates announced for Nocturne Live 2024, which returns next summer.

Nocturne Live transforms Blenheim Palace’s Great Court into a 10,000-capacity open-air concert venue.

Over the years the series has presented shows from a host of huge international stars including the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Nile Rodgers, Lauryn Hill, Noel Gallagher, Gregory Porter, Van Morrison, Tears for Fears, Gladys Knight, Elvis Costello, Simple Minds and Ennio Morricone amongst many others.

Next summer’s Nocturne Live runs from June 12  – 16,  2024. Tickets for Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge and The Fatback Band start at £54 and go on sale at 9am on Friday, December 1. Pre-sale is available to those signed up to the Nocturne Live mailing list and begins at 9am on Tuesday, November 28.

Tickets, along with a limited number of VIP packages - which provide an exclusive opportunity to dine in the State Rooms of Blenheim Palace - are available online.

And organisers say more acts are yet to be announced.