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Madness and Two Door Cinema Club added to CHSq line-up

Madness will play Custom House Square next summer
Madness will play Custom House Square next summer Madness will play Custom House Square next summer

CHART-topping nutty boys Madness and north-Down indie popsters Two Door Cinema Club are the latest announcements to next year's live music programme at Belfast's Custom House Square.

The Suggs-led Londoners will perform on August 9 as part of their C’est La Vie summer tour, which also includes another Irish date at Galway Airport on August 10.

As well as performing tracks from their first ever number one album, Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie, Madness will also perform some of their greatest hits from the past 40-plus years.

Throughout their career, Madness have enjoyed 10 UK Top 10 albums, 15 Top 10 singles and have won a multitude of awards. They’ve performed on the top of Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and set the record for the biggest ever audience for the BBC’s Live New Year’s Eve Broadcast, the most watched TV music event of 2018.

Two Door Cinema Club have also been added to the CHSq bill
Two Door Cinema Club have also been added to the CHSq bill Two Door Cinema Club have also been added to the CHSq bill

Two Door Cinema Club will play Custom House Square on August 15. Since their debut album, 2010's Tourist History, the Alex Trimble-fronted trio have delivered three Top 10 albums, Beacon (2012), Gameshow (2016) and False Alarm (2019), and last year's Keep On Smiling.

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The Bangor-bred group released a new single, Sure Enough, last month.

Tickets for both dates will go on sale at 9am on Friday December 1 via ticketmaster.ie.

PJ Harvey was also announced for CHSq 2024 this morning with a show on August 22. Other acts previously confirmed to play Custom House Square next year are the Pixies (August 28) and The Waterboys (August 18).