Madness are added to the bill for this summer’s Newmarket Nights gig - set to play on June 26

Madness performing at Adnams Newmarket Nights in 2013.

Madness performing at Adnams Newmarket Nights in 2013. - Credit: Archant

Madness have been announced as one of the performers for this year’s Newmarket Nights.

The ska band, which formed in 1979, will play as part of their Grandslam Madness tour on June 26.

Amy Starkey, regional director of Jockey Club Racecourses, which promotes the evenings at Newmarket Racecourse, said: “Madness are a national treasure and it is absolutely thrilling that we are welcoming the band back to the July Course for the third time in four years.

“The nutty boys are loved by all age groups and their Newmarket concerts were sell-outs in both 2012 and 2013, so I’m certain that there will be a huge demand once again for their performance.”

The band joins Kylie Minogue and the Kaiser Chiefs who were announced earlier in the year to perform on one of the nights.

Tickets will be on general sale for Madness at 9am on Friday at www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk.