Mad Cool is one of Europe's biggest and best music festivals, held each summer in the Spanish capital, and this year sees Madrid's flagship festival expand to five days for the first time.
Every year, the organisers assemble a lineup that brings international superstars from an array of genres to Madrid – rock giants at the top of the bill, indie and pop favourites elsewhere, and a selection of underground electronic music's hottest acts among them.
Having consistently grown in scale – be it the performers, crowds, or production – the festival has quickly found its place among the continent's elite, despite only hosting the first edition in 2016, offering well over 100,000 music fans the chance to soak up the Spanish sun and witness their musical heroes doing what they do best.
Music genres: House, Rock, Techno, Pop, Indie
Mad Cool Festival line up
Metallica / Imagine Dragons / Kings of Leon / Muse
Metallica / Twenty One Pilots / Placebo / Carly Rae Jepson / Wolf ALice / Yungblud / Thrice / Seasick Steve / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes /v Fever 333 / Sports Team / The Last Internationale / Creeper / Catnipp / Rocio Saiz / Daytime TV / The Levitants / SFDK / Hard GZ / Santa Salut
Thursday 7th July
Imagine Dragons / The Killers / Deftones / St Vincent / Foals / Sigrid / Tove Lo / Tom Misch / Nothing But Thieves / The Comet Is Coming / Beabadoobee / Pale Waves / Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers /b Highly Suspect / Viva Belgrado / Cherry Gazerr / Reignwolf / Brutus / Chubby & The Gang / Swit EME / Pabst / Playa Cuberris / Maria Guadana / Peggy Gou / Floating Points / Octo Octa / CCL
Friday 8th July
Muse / Faith No More /Alt J / The War On Drugs / MO / Jamie Cullum / Parcels / Phoebe Bridgersv / Black Pumas / Goodbye June / Shura / IAMDDB / Aviva / Scarypoolparty / Baby Rose / Dream Wife / Sleep Token / Higher Power / Bang Bang Romeo / ZaidBreak / Spielbergs / Los Invaders / Unclose / Nina Kravis / Stephan Bodzin live / Yaeji / Paula Temple / Sherelle / Hayden James
Saturday 9th July
Kings Of Leon / Pixies / Royal Blood / Zara Larsson / Editors / Leon Bridges / Sylvan Esso / Pricess Nokia / The Struts / Gang of Youth / Tom Grennan / Blood Red Shoes / Marika Hackman / Noga Erez / Angie Mcmahon / Dinosaur Pile-Up / Aleesha / Warmduscher / Bartees Strange / Irenegarry / Bikoko / Void / Meridian / Instituto Madrileno Del Sonido / Elure / ANNA / Leon Vynehall / Loraine James
And many more to still be announced ...
Last year's lineup
2020 Lineup Announced...
Wednesday 8th July 2020...
Natos Y Waor
Thursday 9th July 2020...
Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals
Cage The Elephant
Rex Orange County
The Comet is Coming
HOBO Johnson & The Lovemakers
Floating Points DJ Set
Friday 10th June 2020...
Tones and I
Nothing but Thieves
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
City and Colour
Bang Bang Romeo
Stephan Bodzin Live
Rufus Du Sol
Saturday 11th July 2020...
Kings of Leon
Faith No More
Blood Red Shoes
Mad Cool Festival information & FAQs
When does Mad Cool festival take place?
Mad cool festival takes place between the 6th - 10th July 2022.
Can I change my ticket?
Of course! Inside your Mad Cool Area profile, you can change the day of your ticket until July 21st.
Do you have to be of legal age to gain access to Mad Cool?
If you are over 16 you will be able to enter the site without having to be accompanied. But if you are between 16 and 17, you will be required to register your bracelet online once you receive it at home.
If you are under the age of 16 you will have to be accompanied by an adult. Also, either a parent or legal guardian will be required to complete the online registration of your bracelet.
Entrance is free for children under the age of 8 (always accompanied).
Can I change a weekend pass to a single day ticket?
The ticket changes can only be done within the same category. Ie if you have a 3-day ticket (Wed-Thu-Fri), you can exchange it for another 3-day combination (Thu-Fri-Sat) but not for a single day ticket, since it's not the same category.
Can you camp at Mad cool festival?
Unfortunately, Mad Cool is not a camping festival, so there is no official or on-site camping. However, accommodation can be booked as an add on.
I would like to upgrade my ticket to VIP, what should I do?
Upgrades are managed directly by the ticketing agents. Please get in touch with the ticketing agent you bought the ticket from or send us an email to email@example.com and we will sort it out for you.
Are payment plans available?
Yes, payment plans are available for the festival.
Is the 3-day pass valid for any days?
It is valid for three days, but they have to be consecutive (6, 7 and 8 or 7, 8 and 9).
Mad Cool Festival 2022 wristbands will be sent?
Yes, all tickets purchased online for Mad Cool Festival 2022 include wristband delivery cost in the price. Mad Cool will send a confirmation email to you when the delivery starts if the sanitary situation allows it to happen.
When will the wristbands for 2022 be delivered?
There is no specific date yet. However, it will probably take place at the beginning of 2022. We will let you all know about this through our socials and email.
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