Madness Ticket Competition @ Designer Magazine
Move Festival 2004

UPDATE: Competition closed. Winners will be notified within the next 14 days

It has been 25 years since the zany, fun-loving Madness first formed, and to celebrate they will be headlining the opening day of the Move Festival at Lancashire County Cricket Ground on Thursday 8th July.

Now in its 3rd year of success Move, in association with Virgin Trains, once again offers an exciting and varied line up of acts, all in the comfortable surroundings of a sun soaked, mud free environment! The event is set to play host to headliners Morrissey, Stereophonics, The Cure and Madness as well as a variety of other bands including The Pixies, Elbow, Keane, The Beta Band, Goldfrapp and many more!

Madness formed in 1979 in London when there was a huge creative explosion of punk and ska. Their first show outside London was in Liverpool in July 1979 from where they went on to sign their record deal. They have chosen to mark the anniversary by returning to the North West almost 25 years to the day to play the Greatest Hits of the past two and a half decades.

During the 80’s Madness emerged as a household name, spending more weeks in the UK chart than any other artist and achieving a long line of top ten hits such as ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘It Must Be Love’, and ‘Our House’. They conceived a style that has often been described as ‘Nutty’, fuelled by the up-tempo sound of blue beat and ska.

Madness have continued to dominate the charts with hit after hit over the years, and have also recently enjoyed success with the musical ‘Our House’, a twenty-first century London love story woven around the band’s greatest hits.

In 2003 Madness packed out The Royal Albert Hall for a special one-off gig for the Teenage Cancer Trust, as well as headlining Guilfest. After a string of festival dates throughout Europe, they then embarked on a successful UK Arena tour.


If you’d like to celebrate the 25 years of Madness just answer the question below to win a pair of tickets to the Move Festival on Thursday 8th July.

Q: How many band members form Madness?

Send the answer to with subject "Move 2004 Competition" along with your name, address, tel, and email included in the body of the email so we can contact you if you win. (NB: By entering this competition you agree to be added to the Designer Magazine Update Email List. We will not pass you details on to any third parties)

Closing Date: 12pm on Monday 31st May 2004


The line-up on the day will also feature several other fantastic bands including Ocean Colour Scene, The Stranglers and Ozomatli. Watch out for more announcements to be made.

Tickets for the four-day festival from 8th-11th July at Lancashire County Cricket Ground are priced at £30 per day or £85 for a four-day season tickets. Tickets are subject to booking fees.

Tickets are available from:
0870 405 0445
0161 832 1111
0870 151 4444
0870 998 8888


Tickets can also be bought in person from Easy Internet Café, St Ann’s Square, Manchester

Travel for £5 with Virgin Trains or buy a 4 day season ticket and travel for FREE!

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