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Madness announce Albert Park special guests

Madness Announce Craig Charles and Hollie Cook as Special Guests to Middlesbrough Live Show

 -       Middlesbrough, Albert Park on Friday 9 June 2023 - 


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Today the nutty boys of classic pop pump unmissable excitement into their one-off Middlesborough show at Albert Park as they announce that Craig Charles and Hollie Cook will join them on stage as special guests.  With a new album in the pipeline,  Madness meet highly anticipated public demand as they bring their Madness mayhem toMiddlesbrough's Albert Park on Friday 9 June 2023with this sky-busting outside summer show.

The Madness party just  catapulted to the next level as their supports join them on stage.  Craig Charles guarantees an injection of crowd-pumping, hand-raising joy he brings his famous DJ set to the evening, spinning vinyl on the decks with his vibrant Funk & Soul Club; whilst the queen of modern day lovers-rock, Hollie Cook, promises a feisty soulful/roots/reggae fusion that will ramp-up the excitement.


"Middlesborough prepare for a chaos of naughty madness when we perform in Middlesborough,"comments Suggs, "We can't wait to hit that live stage with Craig Charles' Funk & Soul Club and Hollie Cook as our guests.  Come on down, it's gonna be a riot!"

For one day only, the tranquillity of Albert Park's usual oasis of calm, will be joyously transformed into musical chaos and carnage, as the original kings of Camden bring their ‘House of Fun' to this unique space.  Performing all their hits live, plus tracks from their new album, the London boys guarantee a riotously entertaining headline set to remember - the ska's the limit!


Madnessare perhaps one of the most prominent and best-loved bands of the last 40 years. Formed in Camden Town, London in 1976, their journey since has taken them from ska-band upstarts to globally acclaimed superstars. 

Finding initial success in the late 1970s and early ‘80s as frontrunners of the 2 Tone Ska revival, the band would soon go on to find universal fame through a string of 15 UK Top 10 charting singles, with their crowning glory the seminal UK No.1 ‘House Of Fun'.

With a trademark ‘nutty' sound and lyrics that capture the very essence of British life, cuts like‘Baggy Trousers', ‘One Step Beyond', ‘Embarrassment', ‘My Girl', ‘Driving In My Car', and ‘Our House' and countless others have transcended the generations and immortalised Madness as icons of popular culture.

A testament to their enduring popularity, Suggs and co. were invited to perform on top of Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations AND the London Olympics in 2012 to a global audience, while also setting the record for the biggest-ever viewing for the BBC's live New Year's Eve broadcast in 2018.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their landmark debut album ‘One Step Beyond' in 2021, Madness remain one of the most exhilarating and entertaining prospects on record and the stage.

With a huge headline show atMiddlesbrough's Albert Parknow confirmed for 2023,expect the finest music and plenty of madcap mayhem when the original ‘Nutty Boys' go one step beyond to make this an evening for the ages. 

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Madness + Craig Charles + Hollie Cook


Live @ Middlesbrough, Albert Park

Friday 9 June 2023


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