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Madstock 2009 lineup: Madness, The Pogues, Hayseed Dixie


“Madstock for us is musically, socially and geographically our homecoming. There is no other day like it, for us, our families and for the people that come to see us.” – Suggs

As previously announced, on Friday 17th July, 2009 in London’s Victoria Park, Madness bring Madstock to the East End for the first time this century.

The band are pleased to announce the first details of the supporting cast for this very special day in the East End. Joining them will be THE POGUES and MAN LIKE ME on the MAIN STAGE and a whole SECOND STAGE of entertainment featuring BJORN AGAIN, HAYSEED DIXIE, THE AGGROLITES and SCARLETT AND VIVA with more to follow and a whole THIRD STAGE to be announced alongside other onsite entertainment and facilities.

Madness are one of the most important bands in UK music history. Their incredible run of hit singles beginning in the late 70’s are part of the nation’s consciousness. No band’s back catalogue deserves its place in the treasured musical archive of Britain more than this. Few bands can lay claim to the kind of immediacy that Madness’ classic singles possess and, 30 years since their debut single, ‘The Prince’, the seven remain a vital part of the cultural lifeblood of the country.

As with the Christmas tour, Madstock will be a chance for fans to hear the classics but also an opportunity to hear tracks from the forthcoming new Madness album, ‘The Liberty Of Norton Folgate’, due for release in May of this year.

The new album, the first from Madness since 1999’s ‘Wonderful’, saw The Guardian in that same review bestow critical acclaim on the new material noting that ‘their touch hasn’t deserted them’.

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