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Mad Cool Festival is a huge Spanish rock, indie and pop music festival, held each summer in the country’s sunny capital Madrid. Now one of Europe’s most popular music festivals, Mad Cool attracts thousands of music fans from far and wide thanks to its incredible lineups that have in the past featured the Arctic Monkeys, The Cure, Pearl Jam and Tame Impala.

2022 will see Mad Cool celebrate its eagerly anticipated fifth anniversary as it expands to four days, once again curating a lineup that’ll bring an enviable group of international superstars to Madrid. But while rock giants may headline the main stage, indie and pop favourites are in abundance elsewhere, and a selection of electronic music’s hottest acts can also be found.

Having consistently grown in scale – be it the performers, crowds, or production – Mad Cool has quickly found its place among the continent’s elite, despite only hosting the first edition in 2016. It now gives well over 100,000 music fans the chance to soak up the Spanish sun and witness their musical heroes doing what they do best.

Mad Cool Festival 2021 was postponed to 2022, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Tickets remain valid for the 2022 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

Mad Cool Festival 2019 official Aftermovie

Mad Cool Festival 2022 Lineup

Headliners

Metallica
The Killers
Muse
Kings of Leon
twenty one pilots
Imagine Dragons
Faith No More
Pixies
Placebo
Florence + the Machine
Queens of the Stone Age
Stormzy
Jack White
Nathy Peluso

Wed 6 July 2022

Metallica / twenty one pilots / Placebo / CHVRCHES / Carly Rae Jepsen / Glass Animals / Wolf Alice / YUNGBLUD / Thrice / Yves Tumor & Its Band / Seasick Steve / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes / FEVER 333 / Villagers / Alec Benjamin / The Regrettes / Alfie Templeman / Sports Team / The Last Internationale / Creeper / Florence Arman / Catnapp / B1NO / GUI ALY / Daytime TV / The Levitants / Megane Mercury

The Loop

Hard GZ / SFDK / Santa Salut

Thu 7 July 2022

Imagine Dragons / The Killers / Stormzy / Deftones / St. Vincent / Foals / London Grammar / Sigrid / Tove Lo / Modest Mouse / Tom Misch / Nothing But Thieves / Mother Mother / The Comet Is Coming / beabadoobee / Highly Suspect / Viva Belgrado / Reignwolf / Brutus / Chubby and the Gang / Alyona Alyona / Mori / Swit Eme / Pabst / Playa Cuberris / María Guadaña / Andreew Miqui Brightside (Dj Set)

The Loop

Four Tel / Peggy Gou / Floating Points / Octo Octa / CCL

Fri 8 July 2022

Muse / Incubus / Alt-J / The War on Drugs / Queens of the Stone Age / HAIM / MØ / Jamie Cullum / Parcels / Phoebe Bridgers / Black Pumas / CL / Goodbye June / Shura / IAMDDB / Aviva / Scarypoolparty / Baby Rose / Dream Wife / Sleep Token / Only the Poets / Higher Power / Adriana Proenza / Jimena Amarillo / Gurriers / Rocio Saiz / Zaidbreak / Spielbergs / Los Invaders / Unclose / Amor Liquido / Laura Put

The Loop

Nina Kraviz / Stephan Bodzin [live] / Yaeji / Paula Temple / Sherelle / Hayden James

Sat 9 July 2022

Kings of Leon / Florence + the Machine / Pixies / Royal Blood / Zara Larsson / Editors / Leon Bridges / Local Natives / Don Broco / The Struts / Gang of Youths / Tom Grennan /Guitarricadelafuente / Noga Erez / Marika Hackman / Dinosaur Pile / Up / Aleesha / Easy Life / Warmduscher / Bartees Strange / Alina Pash / The Sherlocks / Irenegarry / Bikôkô / HCK9 / Meridian / Muro Maria / Elure / Mechudo (Dj Set)

The Loop

ANNA / Mura Masa / Leon Vynehall / Loraine James / Flume

Sun 10 July 2022

Jack White / Nathy Peluso / Natos y Waor / Two Door Cinema Club / Sam Fender / La M.O.D.A. / Arlo Parks / Tones and I / Princess Nokia / Blood Red Shoes / Recycled J / Tinashe / Peach Tree Rascals / Hope Tala / Orslok / Leïti Sene / St. Woods / Goa / Familia Alzada

Mad Cool Festival 2022 Tickets

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Accommodation

The city of Madrid offers a wide range of accommodation options. Book your stay for Mad Cool Festival using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info

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BY TRAIN

Madrid is a well connected with all major railway hubs. From Madrid Atocha Train Station take the train to Nuevos Ministerios (9 min journey) and then take the train to Mar De Cristal (7 min journey). You can then take a taxi to the venue (3 km away). A taxi from Atocha Station will take you in 20 min.

BY PLANE

Madrid Airport (MAD) is the closest to the Festival. From the airport take the the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Valdebebas (4 min journey), which is approx. 800 meters away from the Venue. Alternatively you can take an 8 min taxi ride to the Venue.

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