Party in the Paddock – Saturday 17 August 2019

Newbury Racecourse are pleased to announce MADNESS as their first Party in the Paddock act for next summer, headlining after racing on Saturday 17 August 2019.

Combining the genres of Ska, Reggae, Motown, Rock’n’Roll and Classic Pop, MADNESS have become one of the music industry’s best loved British bands. Fronted by the charismatic Suggs, Madness’ ability to write songs that sparkle with the stuff of British life, that find poetry in everyday reality, has lead them to have many hits including ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘It Must Be Love’, ‘Driving In My Car’, ‘Our House’ and the 1982 #1 ‘House of Fun’. They are songs that have left their mark on British pop culture; their spirit endures in the music of Blur, The Streets, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys and many more.

In the last few years they have also delivered historic performances at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert and at the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony, cementing them as one of the nation’s most successful bands.

Rob Boobyer, Head of Marketing for Newbury Racecourse commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming Madness back after a four year gap on Saturday August 17 as one of our Party in the Paddock events. Forever popular with our racegoers and given the welcome they received in 2015, I’m sure it will be a great day combining the best of British music with the best of British racing.”