Official Partner

Mad Cool Festival 2018

  • Madrid, Spain
  • 12-14 July 2018
  • Indie
  • Pop
  • Rock
1 / 3
1 / 3

Madrid's new megastar

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.

Headliners

  • Pearl Jam
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Depeche Mode
  • Jack White
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Tame Impala
  • Massive Attack
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Kasabian
  • Justice
  • Dua Lipa
  • Franz Ferdinand

Lineup


Mad Stage

  • Slaves
    18:15 - 19:15
  • Fleet Foxes
    20:25 - 21:35
  • Pearl Jam
    23:20 - 01:25
  • MGMT
    02:50 - 04:10

Cool Stage

  • EELS
    19:20 - 20:20
  • Tame Impala
    21:40 - 23:10
  • Kasabian
    01:30 - 02:45

Koko Stage

  • Mick Jenkins
    18:25 - 19:10
  • Iván Ferreiro
    19:35 - 20:25
  • Leon Bridges
    20:50 - 21:45
  • Yo La Tengo
    22:10 - 23:10
  • Post Malone
    00:30 - 01:40
  • Japandroids
    02:20 - 03:20

Madrid Radio Station Stage

  • Bifannah
    18:05 - 18:40
  • Toundra
    19:10 - 20:00
  • FIDLAR
    20:30 - 21:25
  • dvsn
    21:55 - 22:45
  • Washed Out
    23:15 - 00:15
  • Porches
    00:45 - 01:45
  • The Last Internationale
    02:15 - 03:15

The Loop

  • Ylia
    18:30 - 19:40
  • Lali Puna
    20:00 - 20:55
  • Actress
    21:10 - 22:35
  • Gold Panda
    22:40 - 23:35
  • Fatima Yamaha
    23:40 - 00:55
  • Justice
    01:35 - 02:55
  • Maya Jane Coles
    03:05 - 04:30

Mondo Sonoro Stage

  • Gang of Youths
    18:00 - 18:35
  • Churky
    19:10 - 19:45
  • Conttra
    20:25 - 21:05
  • Frank's White Canvas
    21:45 - 22:25
  • Carolina Durante
    23:05 - 23:45
  • Los Ramblings
    00:25 - 01:05
  • Colin Peters
    02:30 - 04:30

Thunder Bitch Stage

  • Re-Tros
    18:35 - 19:10
  • Bed Rugs
    19:45 - 20:25
  • Durand Jones & the Indications
    21:05 - 21:45
  • Milk Teeth
    22:25 - 23:05
  • Modelo de Respuesta Polar
    23:45 - 00:25
  • Biznaga
    01:05 - 01:45


Mad Stage

  • Kevin Morby
    18:25 - 19:25
  • Snow Patrol
    20:45 - 22:00
  • Arctic Monkeys
    23:50 - 01:20
  • The Bloody Beetroots
    02:55 - 04:10

Cool Stage

  • At The Drive In
    19:30 - 20:40
  • Jack White
    22:05 - 23:35
  • Franz Ferdinand
    01:30 - 02:50

Koko Stage

  • Real Estate
    18:35 - 19:35
  • James Bay
    20:00 - 21:00
  • Ben Howard
    21:25 - 22:25
  • Perfume Genius
    22:50 - 23:50
  • Alice in Chains
    00:20 - 01:30
  • La M.O.D.A
    02:50 - 04:10

Madrid Radio Stage

  • Bayonne
    18:00 - 18:40
  • The White Buffalo
    19:05 - 19:55
  • Marmozets
    20:20 - 21:05
  • Jain
    21:35 - 22:25
  • Sampha
    22:55 - 23:50
  • James Holden & The Animal Spirits
    00:20 - 01:20
  • Black Pistol Fire
    01:50 - 02:50

The Loop

  • Víctor Santana
    18:00 - 19:10
  • Sofi Tukker
    19:20 - 20:20
  • Ofenbach
    20:40 - 21:50
  • ODESZA
    22:15 - 23:15
  • Paul Kalkbrenner
    23:40 - 01:10
  • Massive Attack
    01:45 - 03:00
  • Erol Alkan
    03:05 - 04:30

Mondo Sonoro Stage

  • Mavica
    17:55 - 18:30
  • Whywhyka
    19:05 - 19:35
  • Núria Graham
    20:20 - 21:00
  • Morgan
    21:40 - 22:20
  • Agoraphobia
    23:00 - 23:40
  • Holy Bouncer
    00:20 - 01:00
  • Juan Sueiro
    03:00 - 04:30

Thunder Bitch Stage

  • Alex Francis
    18:30 - 19:05
  • The Big Moon
    19:40 - 20:20
  • Goat Girl
    21:00 - 21:40
  • Wild Front
    22:20 - 23:00
  • Young Fathers
    23:40 - 00:20
  • Badlands
    01:00 - 01:40


Mad Stage

  • Rag'n'Bone Man
    19:10 - 20:15
  • Queens of the Stone Age
    21:35 - 22:50
  • Nine Inch Nails
    00:40 - 02:00
  • Underworld
    03:15 - 04:25

Cool Stage

  • Wolf Alice
    18:15 - 19:05
  • Jack Johnson
    20:20 - 21:30
  • Depeche Mode
    22:55 - 00:35
  • Dua Lipa
    02:05 - 03:10

Koko Stage

  • Lp
    18:40 - 19:40
  • kaleo
    20:05 - 21:05
  • Kase.O
    21:35 - 22:40
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    23:10 - 00:10
  • Future Islands
    00:40 - 01:40
  • jEt
    02:10 - 03:15

Madrid Radio Station Stage

  • Pile
    18:10 - 18:50
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff
    19:15 - 20:05
  • Frankie Cosmos
    20:30 - 21:30
  • Portugal. The Man
    21:55 - 22:55
  • Rival Sons
    23:25 - 00:25
  • Glass Animals
    00:55 - 01:55
  • Ángel Stanich
    02:25 - 03:25

The Loop

  • Cora Novoa
    18:45 - 19:55
  • Polo & Pan [live]
    20:05 - 20:55
  • Weval
    21:20 - 22:20
  • DJ Koze
    22:30 - 23:55
  • Daniel Avery
    00:00 - 01:15
  • Richie Hawtin – CLOSE
    01:45 - 03:00
  • The Black Madonna
    03:05 - 04:30

Mondo Sonoro Stage

  • Repion
    18:00 - 18:35
  • Mokumoku
    19:10 - 19:45
  • Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado
    20:25 - 21:05
  • Rufus T Firefly
    21:45 - 22:25
  • Maga
    23:05 - 23:55
  • Alberto & García
    00:45 - 01:25
  • ELYELLA
    02:45 - 04:15

Thunder Bitch Stage

  • TourJets
    18:35 - 19:10
  • Haux
    19:45 - 20:25
  • Deaf Havana
    21:05 - 21:45
  • The Ninth Wave
    22:25 - 23:05
  • Jardín de la Croix
    23:55 - 00:45
  • Gruppo di Pawlowski
    01:25 - 02:05

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


Address

Espacio Mad Cool, Valdebebas-Ifema, Madrid, Spain

FAQs

All ages can attend Mad Cool Festival. However, anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 8 years old do not pay to enter.

You will need to exchange your ticket for a wristband on entrance to the festival site (your wristband will not be posted to you).

Mad Cool Festival 2018

Join our Mailing List and we will keep you up to date with priority access to tickets, discounts and exclusive news & offers, via email.