Suggs to switch on Archway light fountain

MADNESS front man Suggs will be will be going one step beyond on Monday when he sweeps into Archway to switch on the huge fountain of light.

The 80s ska legend will be returning to his roots to light up artist David Batchelor’s 30ft-high Big Rock Candy Fountain on the roof of Archway Tube station.

Many of Madness’s early gigs were played at the Hope and Anchor, in Upper Street, Islington, and the fountain’s organisers hope Suggs will bring a whole house of fun to their opening event.

Anna Hart, from Archway Investigation and Responses (Air), said: “Suggs is well-known for his commitment to north London and we are absolutely delighted that he has agreed to come and do the honours for us.

“We want as many people to come down to watch the fountain brighten up the first day of winter and enjoy some live music, as well as Archway’s famous might life.”

The lights will be switched on at 6.30pm.