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Grandslam Madness draws 12,500 to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

Monday 14th September 2015

More than 12,500 people attended the Grandslam Madness concert at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Friday.

The concert was part of a 21-date tour by the band which visited cricket, football and rugby grounds as well as racecourses and Silverstone motor racing circuit.

The six-piece band, led by Whitstable resident Suggs, entertained the crowd with their popular catalogue of hits.

Madness played a 90-minute set with earlier performances from Chainska Brassika and Backbeat Soundsystem.

Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford said: “It was wonderful to see so many people having a great time at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Friday evening. With no major music festivals in the district this summer, it was a super occasion.

“We are first and foremost a cricket club but we have facilities to cater for events year-round and hope that the ground is seen as a major asset to Canterbury and East Kent.”

Groundstaff managed to clear the outfield in time for Kent’s LV= County Championship match against Gloucestershire on Monday.

The next event at the ground is the Fireworks Extravaganza on Thursday 5 November.