With Mad Cool Festival now sitting at the top table of major European festivals, thanks in no small part to the investment in lineups and sheer scale of the whole event, it's easy to forget that the Madrid festival is still in its relative infancy.
Next summer sees Mad Cool hit an early milestone, as the organisers prepare for the fifth edition in the Spanish capital. And ahead of the forthcoming instalment – taking place from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th July 2020 – they have announced a handful of key changes to improve and adapt the ever-evolving festival.
The first and probably most significant change is that, as the aforementioned dates confirm, Mad Cool Festival 2020 will take place over four days for the first time, expanding from the three-day event that it has been to date. Crucially though, in order to make the the experience "more agile and comfortable", the daily capacity will be reduced to 60,000 – keeping the overall attendance roughly the same across the duration of the festival.
Additionally, the number of stages will be increased from six to seven, spread across the site "in order to give all the musical styles their place", and the organisers have also laid out plans to expand the restaurant and relaxation area to offer more choice for activities and leisure besides the music.
This is the first detailed information to be revealed about the fifth anniversary edition, but the organisers are promising more announcements soon – so be sure to join our Mad Cool Festival 2020 waiting list to keep up to date with all the latest news, including lineup and ticketing information.