Madness Support Acts Announced


Northampton based ‘The Bighead’ to support Madness at the County Ground


Northants Cricket can announce that local band the Bighead from New Duston, Northampton are set to support Madness at the County Ground this summer. Bringing their original fusion reggae sound, incorporating a righteous word-style that harks back to Bob Dylan, these guys are not to be missed!

September will see the release of their first Album with tours planned in Germany in November. Make sure you catch The Bighead at the County Ground First.

The main support will be provided by Leicester based band By The Rivers, who have already supported Madness earlier this year.  With their unique blend of Reggae, Ska, and Soul, combined with rich vocal duets, and a soaring brass section, it’s easy to see why this band stands apart from the crowd.

Infectiously catchy and incessantly energetic, By The Rivers are definitely a band to watch this year!

Madness are renowned for their high energy live shows and their love of British tradition and will be performing on Saturday evening 22nd September when the County Ground will play host to Madness’s quintessentially quirky pop classics. 

Tickets are now on sale at and by telephone on 0844 249 1000.

Northants Cricket is delighted to be welcoming music nights back to the venue, having hosted a night with Elton John back in 2010.  The ground are expecting sell out figures of 12,000 and anticipate that this event will firmly secure them as one of the areas premium music venues.

Northants Cricket Chief Executive David Smith said: “We are excited to welcome Madness to the County Ground in September for what I’m sure will be a superbly entertaining evening of live music, right here in the heart of Northampton.”

“We have been delighted by the early take up of tickets and urge those without tickets to book as soon as possible, to avoid missing out on seeing Madness in action.”

Fans alike are being urged to book their places as soon as possible for what is predicted to be a sell-out concert. 2012 was an incredible year for Madness. They performed on the roof of Buckingham Palace for the Queens Jubilee, played to a television audience of millions at the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony and released their 10th studio album Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da to much acclaim and top 10 Official Chart placing.

Tickets details for the Madness concert are as follows:

£38.50 General Admission Standing. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.  Gates open at 5pm performance time is 8.45pm.  Parking is FREE.  Ticket purchases: online or telephone 0844 249 1000. For hospitality bookings visit: or telephone 01604 514455.

Madness Support Acts Announced