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Madness pay homage to Bowie at Glastonbury

By Eleanor Bley Griffiths

Published 27/06/2016

Madness covered David Bowie's song Kooks at Glastonbury
Madness covered David Bowie's song Kooks at Glastonbury

Madness paid a special tribute to the "great, great David Bowie" as they brought their Glastonbury Festival set to a close with his 1971 hit Kooks.

Beneath the Aladdin Sane lightning bolt suspended above the Pyramid Stage, frontman and radio DJ Suggs said he wanted to celebrate the late music superstar.

The band brought their families up on stage to dance along to Kooks, which was written by Bowie to his newborn son.

Lyrics include: "We bought a lot of things / To keep you warm and dry / And a funny old crib on which the paint won't dry".

The band also gave a nod to the Brexit vote, making clear the country is on the "highway to hell".

Suggs handed the microphone to guitarist Chris Foreman, who said he had recently learnt how easy it was to fool 51.9% of people, referencing the percentage of Britons who voted to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum.

He then led the crowd in a rendition of the AC/DC song Highway To Hell.

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