Madonna’s headline 2008 gig at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, in Maidstone

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By cphillips@thekmgroup.co.uk (Charlotte Phillips) Tickets to see pop legend Madonna at the 02 go on sale today, but just over a decade ago some from the county were lucky enough to see her closer to home for free. In May 2008, the star came to Mote Park in Maidstone to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, and landed in a helicopter two hours before her headline gig. She arrived on stage seated on a golden throne to perform opening number Candy Shop in front of a packed tent, and was wearing a lacy top and tracksuit bottoms tucked into knee high boots. Give It 2 Me and Music both got big cheers a…

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