Madness to kick off Hardwick Live pre-party

Madness attending the Q Awards, at the Roundhouse in Camden, London. Credit: PA

The organisers of the Hardwick Live Festival have confirmed ska band Madness will kick off the event.

After a year hiatus, organisers have confirmed it will take place once again on 18 August 2017. Madness will perform at a pre-party event at Hardwick Hall.

The opening night will be followed by a full day of live music on the land surrounding Hardwick Hall. The full festival line-up is set to be announced next month.