Madness to play Festival Big Top

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Madness - Galway bound!

Madness - Galway bound!

MADNESS, THE British ska-pop legends who lit up the British charts in the 1980s with 'Baggy Trousers', 'Houser Of Fun', 'It Must Be Love', and 'Our House', and who remain a much loved institution and concert draw, will play Galway this summer.

Madness will play a 'Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh presents...' concert at the Festival Big Top, Fisheries Field, on Friday July 27.

A constant presence in British culture and with a seemingly endless stream of hits, the music of Madness is a hugely popular soundtrack to many lives. The band formed in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s enjoyed a strong of classic hits. Following a hiatus at the end of the decade, Madness reformed in 1992 and since then have performed everywhere from the roof of Buckingham Palace to the London Olympics, the ever popular House of Fun Weekender becoming one of most popular live acts on the circuit.

Full House, The Very Best of Madness compilation was released in November of last year. Their most recnet studio album Can’t Touch Us Now, the band’s 12th, which includes the poignant Amy Winehouse tribute Blackbird, put them back in the Top 5 in the charts in 2016. Madness presented and headlined The House of Common Festival in London’s Clapham Common in 2016 and 2017 and played the main stage at Electric Picnic.

Tickets for Madness go on sale on Monday February 5 at 9am, priced €59.50 from www.giaf.ie and roisindubh.net

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