Belsonic 2012: MADNESS & Special Guests - Custom House Square
Friday 17th August 2012 18:00

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Seminal 2Tone / Ska 7 piece Madness are one the most successful British acts of all time. Their 1979 debut LP “One Step Beyond” is considered a classic album, and was a key release during the late 70s Ska Revival centred in London. Subsequent hit single releases include “House Of Fun”, “Baggy Trousers”, “It Music Be Love” and “Our House”, along with 6 UK Top 10 LPs.


Madness continue to perform live with the core line-up which founded the band over 30 years ago, including cult front-man Graham “Suggs” McPherson. A brand new studio LP is expected later this year, following up the highly successful 2009 release “The Liberty Of Norton Folgate”.


Madness play Belsonic at Custom House Square on Friday August 17th, their first Belfast appearance since headlining at The Odyssey Arena in December 2009. Tickets go on sale Monday 27th February 2012.


Artists » Madness

At least three artists exist by this name:
1) a British band
2) an American rapper
3) a Brazilian death metal group 1) Madness is a British and band from Camden Town, London, England that was formed in 1976. As of 2012, the group has continued to perform with their most recognised lineup of seven members, although that has varied slightly over the years. Known for their cheeky humour and musical eclecticism, the band members called a "dysfunctional family", the group was one of most prominent artists in the late- movement.

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Top Tracks:

  1. Our House
  2. One Step Beyond
  3. It Must Be Love
  4. Baggy Trousers
  5. House of Fun
  6. My Girl
  7. Night Boat to Cairo
  8. Embarrassment
  9. The Prince
  10. Wings of a Dove

Top Albums:

  1. Complete Madness
  2. Utter Madness
  3. One Step Beyond
  4. One Step Beyond...
  5. Total Madness... The Very Best Of Madness
  6. Divine Madness
  7. Absolutely
  8. Total Madness
  9. The Liberty of Norton Folgate
  10. Madness