Madness to play three open-air concerts to celebrate 30 years

with Aswad in Norfolk, Gloucestershire, and Hampshire

published: Wed 28th Jan 2009

Madness

Saturday 13th June to Saturday 18th July 2009
Norfolk Showground, Gatcombe Park, and Broadlands, UK
₤32.50, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult, and children under 5 are free
last updated: Mon 2nd Feb 2009

2-Tone legends Madness, will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary with three massive open-air concerts in Norfolk, Gloucestershire, and Hampshire this summer.

Madness
The special celebratory concerts will be performed at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich, on Saturday 13th June, at Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire – by kind permission of HRH The Princess Royal – on Friday 26th June, which will be the first-ever open-air concert held on the grounds, and at Broadlands, Hampshire, on Saturday 18th July.

Madness will be supported at each of the three concerts by 'The Lions of Ladbroke Grove' reggae legends Aswad. Both Bands will be joined by ska/reggae band The Dualers at the Norfolk, and Hampshire Concerts.

Britain's very own pioneers of ska will be playing the shows with the original band members comprising the ever-charismatic Suggs, Mike Barson (Monsieur Barso), Lee Thompson (Kix), Chris Foreman (Chrissy Boy), Daniel Woodgate (Woody), Mark Bedford (Bedders) and Carl Smyth (Chas Smash).

The band will be playing hits such as 'Baggy Trousers', 'It Must Be Love', 'House of Fun' and debut album 'One Step Beyond…' which charted in the UK for an impressive 37 weeks, reaching the #2 spot. Their eagerly anticipated eighth album, 'The Liberty of Norton Folgate', is due for release this year.

Tickets will be priced at ₤32.50, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult, and children under 5 are free. eFestivals will have links for you to buy tickets, when they become available.

Madness
Saturday 13th June to Saturday 18th July 2009
Norfolk Showground, Gatcombe Park, and Broadlands, UK
₤32.50, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult, and children under 5 are free
last updated: Mon 2nd Feb 2009


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