QUEENS — Forest Hills will turn into a “Boogie Wonderland” this October as iconic Earth, Wind & Fire, The Village People and Bette Midler will perform there as part of FOLD (Freak Out! Let's Dance) festival.
The festival, organized by Grammy-winning producer, songwriter and guitarist Nile Rodgers, was originally scheduled for Aug. 12 to 14 at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, but that event was canceled and replaced by a one-day event Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Forest Hills Stadium, the organizers said.
Rodgers, who also coordinated 2016's FOLD in London in June, will perform with Chic, the band he co-founded.
"Rodgers has personally invited each artist to participate in this year's one night only event, creating a kaleidoscope of styles, spontaneity, and excitement," the organizers said.
Rogers, whose Chic topped the charts with hits like "Le Freak" and "Good Times," also produced Duran Duran’s "Notorious" album, co-wrote Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and worked with dozens of artists, like David Bowie, Madonna, and Eric Clapton.
This summer's lineup at the stadium included a number of music icons like Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Dolly Parton. The venue will also host the City Winery Open on Sept. 17 and 18, which will be headlined by Aretha Franklin and Sheryl Crow.
The FOLD Festival is appropriate for adults and children alike, according to the event's website.
Tickets for FOLD festival range from $79 to $299 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29. They will be available here.