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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


Kings of Leon
twenty one pilots
Imagine Dragons
Faith No More

Wed 6 July 2022

Metallica / twenty one pilots / Placebo / Carly Rae Jepsen / Wolf Alice / YUNGBLUD / Thrice / Seasick Steve / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes / FEVER 333 / Sports Team / The Last Internationale / Creeper / Catnapp / Rocío Saiz / Daytime TV / The Levitants

The Loop

Hard GZ / SFDK / Santa Salut

Thu 7 July 2022

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 / Highly Suspect / Viva Belgrado / Cherry Glazerr / Reignwolf / Brutus / Chubby & The Gang / Swit Eme / Pabst / Playa Cuberris / María Guadaña

The Loop

Peggy Gou / Floating Points / Octo Octa / CCL

Fri 8 July 2022

Muse / Faith No More / alt‐J / The War on Drugs / MØ / Jamie Cullum / Parcels / Phoebe Bridgers / Black Pumas / Goodbye June / Shura / IAMDDB / Aviva / Scarypoolparty / Baby Rose / Dream Wife / Sleep Token / Higher Power / Bang Bang Romeo / Zaidbreak / Spielbergs / Los Invaders / Unclose

The Loop

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

Sat 9 July 2022

Kings of Leon / Pixies / Royal Blood / Zara Larsson / Editors / Leon Bridges / Sylvan Esso / Princess Nokia / The Struts / Gang of Youths / Tom Grennan / Blood Red Shoes / Marika Hackman / Noga Erez / Angie McMahon / Dinosaur Pile‐Up / Aleesha / Warmduscher / Bartees Strange / Irenegarry / Bikôkô / Void / Meridian / Instituto Madrileño del Sonido / Elure

The Loop

ANNA / Leon Vynehall / Loraine James

+ more artists to be announced

Mad Cool Festival 2022 Tickets

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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.


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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