Madness to play Blackpool illuminations switch on gig!

There is something quite perfect about this. Iconic British chart toppers Madness will complete the line-up for Blackpool’s first ever Illuminations Switch-On Weekend.

The legendary band from Camden Town will headline at The Tower Festival Headland on Saturday August 31 for the second full concert celebrating the official Lights Switch-On.

With enough hits to soundtrack the perfect party the band are somehow perfect for the famous illuminations, with both being firmly parts of  British culture and the switch on being the biggest party in the UK’s number one holiday resort.

The announcement follows news that Irish boy band The Script will headline on Friday 30 August with a full concert before TV chat show host Jonathan Ross comes onto stage to mark the official start of the Blackpool Illuminations season. Special guest Eliza Doolittle will also perform that night.

It will be the first time Blackpool’s biggest night of the year has been extended into a weekend event and Madness front man Suggs said he is looking forward to playing at another unique and quintessentially British landmark

Suggs said: “Madness in Blackpool? With illuminations? what a combination! We’ll definitely be wearing our sunglasses on stage for this one”

Tickets for Madness go on sale at 9am Thursday 1 August priced £20*.

Weekend tickets are also available to see both concerts for just £45*.

 

Madness have been entertaining the British public since 1979 and are as relevant and contemporary now as they were when they stared. Infamous for having more than 20 top 10 records including It Must Be Love, Our House, House of Fun and Baggy Trousers as well as releasing successful and critically acclaimed albums recently with The Liberty Of Norton Folgate and Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da

Iconic British chart toppers Madness will complete the line-up for Blackpool’s first ever Illuminations Switch-On Weekend.

The legendary band from Camden Town will headline at The Tower Festival Headland on Saturday August 31 for the second full concert celebrating the official Lights Switch-On.

The announcement follows news that Irish rockers The Script will headline on Friday 30 August with a full concert before TV chat show host Jonathan Ross comes onto stage to mark the official start of the Blackpool Illuminations season. Special guest Eliza Doolittle will also perform that night.

It will be the first time Blackpool’s biggest night of the year has been extended into a weekend event and Madness front man Suggs said he is looking forward to playing at another unique and quintessentially British landmark

Suggs said: “Madness in Blackpool? With illuminations? what a combination! We’ll definitely be wearing our sunglasses on stage for this one”

Tickets for Madness go on sale at 9am Thursday 1 August priced £20*.

Weekend tickets are also available to see both concerts for just £45*.

 

Madness have been entertaining the British public since 1979 and are as relevant and contemporary now as they were when they stared. Infamous for having more than 20 top 10 records including It Must Be Love, Our House, House of Fun and Baggy Trousers as well as releasing successful and critically acclaimed albums recently with The Liberty Of Norton Folgate and Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da

Natalie Wyatt, Managing Director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “Madness is the perfect act to complete the line-up for our first ever full Switch-On weekend event. Their songs are known universally and appreciated by a really wide audience.

“The line-up for the full weekend is fantastic and I hope to see many families, couples and individuals enjoying the range of music on offer. When you add to that the unique event space that is The Tower Festival Headland this should be a great event.

“This year is completely different to anything we have ever done before and we are really pulling out all the stops to arrange two massive concerts on The Tower Festival Headland.

Tickets for Madness and The Script are available from VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre, See Tickets, Ticketmaster and GigsandTours.

VIP packages priced at £75 for The Script and £65 for The Madness are available by calling 01253 478209.

For more information go to:

www.seetickets.com

www.ticketmaster.com

www.gigsandtours.com

www.visitblackpool.com

You can also register for updates at www.visitblackpool.com/switchon

*booking fees may apply

“This year is completely different to anything we have ever done before and we are really pulling out all the stops to arrange two massive concerts on The Tower Festival Headland.

Tickets for Madness and The Script are available from VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre, See Tickets, Ticketmaster and GigsandTours.

VIP packages priced at £75 for The Script and £65 for The Madness are available by calling 01253 478209.

For more information go to:

www.seetickets.com

www.ticketmaster.com

www.gigsandtours.com

www.visitblackpool.com

You can also register for updates at www.visitblackpool.com/switchon

*booking fees may apply

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