VIDEO: Madness rock Doncaster Racecourse

Thousands of music lovers turned Doncaster Racecourse into a house of fun as they partied with veteran ska-pop legends Madness.

The much-loved band dropped in at Town Moor on Saturday as part of their summer Grandslam tour which takes in a host of UK sporting venues.

And fans weren’t disappointed as the band tore through a set of greatest hits after racing as part of the course’s series of summer concerts.

Hits such as Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, House Of Fun, Night Boat To Cairo and It Must Be Love filled the air with the crowd of all ages singing and dancing throughout the 90 minute set.

There was even an impromptu cover version of Bon Jovi’s Living On A Prayer, which provoked a mass singalong.

Lead singer Suggs laughed and joked with the crowd - many of whom were sporting the band’s trademark red fez hats while others opted to join in the fun by ‘playing’ blow-up saxophones.

The band, who have made several visits to Doncaster in recent years, follow in the footsteps of fellow eighties legends The Human League and UB40 who have also performed outdoor shows at Town Moor this summer.

The final big-name act of the summer will be new romantic icons Spandau Ballet who will perform on August 15.