Madness at Ludlow Castle in 2024: how to get tickets

The ska-pop legends will be playing at the castle on July 27 and will be supported by the indie rock band the Zutons.

The announcement comes after the venue confirmed its first act for the 2024 summer line-up as Anne-Marie, who will play on July 28.

A statement from the organisers said: “Madness will bring their unforgettable new and old chart-topping hits to Ludlow Castle, the perfect location.”

The show at Ludlow Castle is part of the band’s huge 19-date tour. As well as performing tracks from their brand-new album Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie, they will perform some of their greatest hits from a career spanning over four decades.

The long-awaited album has come seven years after their last record and is available on vinyl and CD, with a limited edition crystal clear vinyl sold through HMV.

The album has 14 tracks and is the group’s 13th album.

Madness famously emerged from Camden Town in the late 1970s and have since released hit after hit including Our House, Baggy Trousers and Night Boat to Cairo.

Residents of Ludlow and surrounding areas with post codes HR6, SY7 and SY8 will have access to an exclusive 48-hour priority pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday, November 29. This can be accessed at .

General admission tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, December 1.


Other dates and venues on Madness’ tour are:

  • June 14 – Margate
  • June 15 – Plymouth
  • June 16 – Southampton
  • June 29 – Lincoln
  • July 5 – Edinburgh
  • July 12 – Scarborough
  • July 13 – Llangollen
  • July 14 – Derby
  • July 18 – Cardiff
  • July 19 – Reading
  • July 26 – Leeds
  • July 27 – Ludlow
  • July 31 – Esher
  • August 2 – Saffron Walden
  • August 9 – Belfast
  • August 10 – Galway

The group are also embarking on a winter arena tour for the end of this year.

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