Friends, mad heads and countrymen. Lend me your ears. This year be the 40th anniversary of the groupus maximus MADNESS XL. And to celebrate the country will be witness to celebrations of Romanesque proportions!

Madness today unveil plans for another jam packed year, as 2019 shapes up to be one of the biggest yet for the legendary, evergreen, band. Fresher of face and fleeter of foot than ever, it’s hard to believe 2019 will mark forty years since a rag tag of self-proclaimed ‘hoolies and urchins’ first emerged, gloriously unreconstructed from the back streets of Camden Town fusing reggae, punk and pop on their classic album ‘One Step Beyond’.

Now entering the 40th year of their near Imperial reign over popular music, 2019 sees a raft of activity, with a very special newly-added show announced today. On August 31st Madness will play the Winter Gardens in the seaside town of Margate - a fitting setting for a celebration of one of the nation’s best loved songbooks.

Date Event Venue Find Availability
Sat, 31 Aug 2019 madness margate winter gardens