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Mad Cool Festival 2018

Madrid's new megastar


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The Basics

12-14 July 2018
Madrid, Spain

Mad Cool Festival is a huge rock, pop and alternative music festival in Madrid. Despite only hosting the first edition in 2016, the festival is already a major player in Europe's vibrant scene.

In that time, the festival has already brought bona fide rock megastars to the Spanish capital across two stellar years, from The Who and Neil Young at the first edition to Foo Fighters, Green Day and Kings of Leon last time out. And in 2018, Queens of the Stone Age and Depeche Mode are among those adding their names to that list.

Taking place this year in a brand new location after two incredible years in the Caja Magica, the three day party runs from the early evening until the early hours with something on the lineup for all manner of music fans.


2018 2017 2016


  • Pearl Jam
  • Tame Impala
  • Kasabian
  • Justice
  • Fleet Foxes
  • MGMT
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Sampha
  • Japandroids
  • Washed Out
  • Porches
  • Fidlar
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • The Last Internationale
  • Fatima Yamaha
  • Modelo de Respuesta Polar
  • Bed Rugs
  • Gold Panda

+ more artists to be announced

  • Massive Attack
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Snow Patrol
  • Alice In Chains
  • At The Drive In
  • Perfume Genius
  • Marmozets
  • Real Estate
  • La Maravillosa Orquestra del Alcohol
  • The White Buffalo
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Jain
  • Black Pistol Fire
  • The Bloody Beetroots
  • Ofenbach
  • Morgan
  • Erol Alkan
  • Gang Of Youths
  • Núria Graham
  • Agoraphobia

+ more artists to be announced

  • Depeche Mode
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Jack Johnson
  • Rag'n'Bone Man
  • Kase.O
  • Future Islands
  • Glass Animals
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Kaleo
  • LP
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Rival Sons
  • Frankie Cosmos
  • The Black Madonna
  • Angel Stanich
  • Hurray For The Riff Raff
  • Maga
  • Polo & Pan [live]
  • Haux
  • Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado

+ more artists to be announced

The Venue

Mad Cool Festival 2018

Espacio Mad Cool

The festival moves to a new home in the north of the Spanish capital for 2018, promising more space and an increased capacity.

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