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Madness set to play Audley End at Heritage Live

Entertainment / Mon 27th Nov 2023 at 11:58am

MADNESS are to take to the stage at Audley End in Essex for a huge outdoor show as part of the 2024 Heritage Live Concert series, bringing their ‘C’est la Vie’ tour to one of the country’s most stunning backdrops.

Known for their energetic and lively live sets, Madness will headline on Friday 2nd August in the grounds of the stunning Audley End House & Gardens, nestled in the beautiful Essex countryside. Expect a show teeming with hits from the nutty boys’ unrivalled back catalogue along with songs from new album ‘Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est la Vie’, which on Friday became the band’s first studio album to top the UK Album Charts.

The show will see them joined by special guests Lightning Seeds and the Old Time Sailors.

With huge singles such as ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘House of Fun’, ‘Our House’, and more, Madness have become one of the most celebrated British bands of all-time since their emergence from Camden Town in the 1970s. Amongst many awards the band have received, in 2000 they were awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.

Lightning Seeds are the brainchild of writer, singer, guitarist and producer Ian Broudie. Celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2024, Ian as Lightning Seeds released debut album ‘Cloudcukooland’ featuring the hit single ‘Pure’ in 1989. Second album ‘Sense’ followed before the release of the seminal album ‘Jollification’ in 1994 which has so far sold nearly 1 million copies. In 1996 the iconic single ‘3 Lions’ for the England football team topped the charts many times over.

The show will be opened by the Old Time Sailors, who take audiences back to the 19th Century with their immersive experience of seafaring music performed with traditional instruments.

Tickets for the show will be available on pre-sale on Thursday 30th November at 9am. Customers MUST pre-register at https://arep.co/p/madness-audleyend for pre-sale access. Tickets will then go on general sale on Friday 1st November at 9am from www.axs.com/heritagelive.

The shows at Audley End are becoming a firm staple in the summer events calendar, with locals around Essex and Cambridgeshire anticipating the line-ups each year and audience members travelling from up and down the country for concerts at the beautiful site.

Promoter Giles Cooper of GCE Live said:

“2024 is set to be another vintage year for Heritage Live at Audley End. Madness are an absolute favourite for so many, and so we are delighted to be hosting them this year, for what will truly be a sensational show”.

Previously announced for Heritage Live at Audley End 2024 is Richard Ashcroft, who will headline on Saturday 3rd August.

MADNESS
Plus Special Guests: Lightning Seeds & Old Time Sailors
Friday 2nd August 2024

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
axs.com/heritagelive

Gates open 3:00pm / event ends 10:30pm
VIP packages are available.

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