Here’s a reason to look forward to 2022 – Madness are heading our way!
The top band were announced as the first headliners at the York Racecourse Music Showcase exclusively on YorkMix Radio today.
They will play the outdoor gig on Friday, 22 July as part of a national tour.
A popular part of the British music and festival scene since they first gigged back in 1979, the band will need little introduction to racegoers.
Their song “Our House” resonated with family life across the country and also became their biggest US hit. Along the way the band have performed at Glastonbury, Camp Bestival and their own Madstock Festivals, received the Ivor Novello Award and helped open the 2012 Olympics.
Tickets go on sale at 10am today (Monday, 13 December).
To book visit yorkracecourse.co.uk where a price freeze till the end of the current year, sees admission to the main Grandstand and Paddock enclosure, start at just £28 per person for a group of six* and racegoers aged 5-17 enjoy a special rate of just £10 (subject to limited availability).
As well as free car parking, there are no booking fees.
‘Just what we need’
On the racecourse itself, The European Breeders Fund Lyric Stakes will be the £50,000 Listed contest centerpiece of a six-race card that will precede the concert.
It promises to be a fun filled weekend for racing and music fans with a second headline act still to be announced, for just 24 hours later on Saturday 23rd July.
James Brennan, head of marketing and sponsorship said: “The energy and sense of fun that Madness bring to every show is just what people need right now- a fun evening, hopefully in summer sunshine, that they can really look forward to enjoying.
“Everyone will have a favourite Madness song and it will be fantastic to hear them ring out around the Knavesmire.”
York Racecourse continues to offer a book with confidence guarantee in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic; a full refund will be available should the pandemic force changes in the event nearer to the raceday.