Music legends Madness to perform at Newbury Racecourse in September

Newbury Racecourse announced today that British music legends Madness will be performing their special brand of entertainment after racing on Saturday, September 19, the second day of the Dubai Duty Free International Meeting.

In 2015 Madness are performing their biggest series of Outdoor Live Shows ever in the Grandslam Madness Tour. In the last few years they also delivered historic performances at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, and at the Olympic Games closing ceremony cementing them as the nation’s favourite.

Madness previously appeared at Newbury Racecourse in 2009, entertaining a huge crowd in their own inimitable style.

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Julian Thick, Newbury Racecourse CEO, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Madness back after a gap of six years on September 19. The band has enjoyed a real resurgence in recent times, and given the welcome they enjoyed in 2009, I’m sure it will be a great day combining the best of British music with the best of British racing.”

Madness frontman Suggs (aka Graham McPherson),added: “Racecourses are great. We’ve played a few in the past where they have been a few races and then you get a bit of Madness. It’s an unbeatable combination. I have a few flutters every now and then and have a bit of luck on the horses. I’m not a gambling man generally but I like it when you can see the steam coming out of the horses’ nostrils and that whole thing in front of you.”

Preceding the music is a top class eight-race card worth almost £300,000, featuring the Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, one of the more important races of the season for two year olds. Racing is scheduled to start at 1.15pm with the last race at 4.35pm and the Madness concert commencing shortly after that.