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Mad Cool Festival 2024: Celebrate music, culture and community in Madrid

The massive event will take place between 10 and 13 July in the fabulous Madrid

By Dale Fox

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Mad Cool Festival (Image: Provided)

Mad Cool Festival, the ultimate summer party for music lovers, is set to take Madrid by storm once again in 2024. Known for its unbeatable lineup, unforgettable performances, and vibrant atmosphere, Mad Cool has earned its reputation as one of the most sought-after music festivals in Europe.

Mad Cool Festival began as a vision to create an immersive and unforgettable experience for music lovers. Over the years, it has evolved into one of the largest and most prestigious music festivals in Europe, attracting top-tier artists and a diverse international audience.

According to Mad Cool’s director Javi Arnáiz, its aim is “to create a space where people from all walks of life can come together to share in the transformative power of music.”

Mad Cool 2024 lineup

This year’s festival promises an eclectic mix of genres and a lineup that caters to every music lover’s taste. Some of the must-see acts include Bar Italia, Jet Vesper, Picture Parlour, Joel Culpepper, Dead Posey, Kneecap, Julia Sabate, and Genesis Owusu.

Meanwhile, heavy hitters including Dua Lipa, The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Pearl Jam, Maneskin and The Killers are just a handful of some the mind-blowing acts that will be lighting up the Madrid skies this summer.

Madrid: The perfect festival backdrop

Madrid is the ultimate destination for a summer festival (Image: Provided)

The city of Madrid plays a crucial role in the Mad Cool experience. “Madrid, as the festival location, offers a vibrant and culturally rich backdrop that adds an extra dimension to the event. The city’s unique energy, world-class vibe, and warm hospitality create the perfect setting for an unforgettable festival experience. Madrid is always one of our headliners at the festival,” says Arnáiz.

Crowded festival at dusk with a ferris wheel in the background
Experiencing the festival firsthand allows us to appreciate the magic of live music and the power it has to unite and uplift (Image: Provided)

“As organisers, witnessing the festival come to life and seeing people immerse themselves in the music and atmosphere is truly gratifying. It’s a culmination of months of hard work and dedication, and to see it all come together and bring joy to so many people is incredibly rewarding. Standing back and experiencing the festival firsthand allows us to appreciate the magic of live music and the power it has to unite and uplift.”

Mad Cool’s standout moments and performances

Throughout its history, Mad Cool has hosted countless incredible performances that have left lasting impressions on attendees. Here are some of our personal favourites.

Robyn – 2019

This show from Robyn in 2019 is everything Mad Cool is about. The perfect mix of party atmosphere and unbelievable artists. Robyn played hit after hit through til 3AM with the whole crowd loving every moment.

Metallica – 2022

We don’t think we’ve ever seen a festival audience so big for a band ever. Thousands of Metallica fans from what seemed like every country on Earth came together for a monster set of blasting drums, shredding guitars and incredible pyrotechnics.

Rosalía – 2019

It really felt like discovering the start of something special watching Rosalía open up Mad Cool on the Wednesday in 2019. The immense sense of pride for a Spanish artist currently blowing up to international acclaim made the atmosphere for her set totally electric.

Florence and the Machine – 2022

Florence was awe-inspiring for her show in 2022, where she sounded perfect and commanded the entire stage all by herself. Everyone in the crowd felt deeply connected, sharing a really special moment.

Prodigy – 2016

In electronic music, it’s impossible to put on a better live show than the Prodigy. Keith Flint had everyone in the palm of his hands as lasers and strobe lights lit up the hot Madrid night.

Grab your Mad Cool tickets now

Mad Cool Festival 2024 will take place between 10 and 13 July.

Mad Cool tickets are available by clicking here, from one-day wristbands to four-day VIP experiences. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary event in the heart of Madrid filled with incredible music, unforgettable moments, and the chance to create memories that will last the rest of your lifetime.

In partnership with Mad Cool Festival