June 28, 2009 19:08

Madness get heroes' welcome on return to Glastonbury Madness Tickets

Band spark one of the biggest singalongs of the weekend

Madness get heroes' welcome on return to Glastonbury
Madness returned to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage for the first time since 1986 tonight (June 28).

The band, who played a secret show in the bash's former Lost Vagueness area in 2007, were officially billed this time, and treated the enormous crowd to a hit-laden set, as well as a clutch of tracks from their recently-released LP 'The Liberty Of Norton Folgate', and a cover of Max Romeo's dub reggae classic 'I Chase The Devil'.

The group ended their set with a run through several of their most famous songs, beginning with their sole UK Number One, 'House Of Fun'.

The whole of the field was dancing, and things hotted up even more when saxophonist Lee Thompson was suspended in mid-air during a version of 1980 single 'Baggy Trousers', recreating his role in its' famous video.

But the biggest reception was reserved for 1981 hit 'It Must Be Love', sparking one of the weekend's biggest singalongs.

Madness played:

'One Step Beyond'
'Embarrassment'
'The Prince'
'NW5'
'My Girl'
'Dust Devil'
'The Sun And The Rain'
'I Chase The Devil'
'Clerkenwell Polka'
'Bed And Breakfast Man'
'Shut Up'
'Forever Young'
'House Of Fun'
'Wings Of A Dove'
'Baggy Trousers'
'Our House'
'It Must Be Love'
'Madness'
'Night Boat To Cairo'


NME.COM is coming live from Glastonbury throughout the 2009 festival. Stay tuned for the latest news, pictures, blogs and video interviews.

Head to our NME Festivals section for the latest Glastonbury picture gallery, and check out the NME Festivals Glastonbury blog for dispatches straight from Worthy Farm. For all of our coverage go to the Glastonbury 2009 homepage now.

Plus make sure you get next week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands from July 1, for the ultimate Glastonbury 2009 review.

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