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Your Ultimate Guide to MAD COOL 2023: All the Information, Lineup, and Must-Know Details


Check out all the juicy deets and surprises about MAD COOL 2023: Unmissable lineup, important dates, and epic experiences at one of the most exciting festivals of the year

MAD COOL 2023: Get ready for the ultimate international festival in Spain, with an awesome blend of musical styles and their usual rockin’ vibes. When it comes to rock, this year is off the charts with big names like RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE OFFSPRING, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, PRIMAL SCREAM, and FRANZ FERDINAND leading the kickass lineup.

Dive into MAD COOL Festival 2023, where you’ll experience three jam-packed days of live music, with performances from renowned national and international bands. This festival has become an unmissable destination both nationally and internationally, offering top-notch experiences to thousands of attendees.

Tickets for MAD COOL 2023

Just a reminder that tickets and passes are already on sale on Ticketmaster or the festival’s own website.


Regular Pass – €189 + distribution fees.

VIP Pass – €480 + distribution fees.

Regular Day Ticket – €79 + distribution fees.

VIP Day Ticket – €185 + distribution fees.

MAD COOL 2023 LineUp

The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lizzo, Queens of the Stone Age, Sam Smith, The 1975, Nova Twins, Robbie Williams, Lil Nas X, Franz Ferdinand, Tash Sultana, Paolo Nutini, Jamie XX, Machine Gun Kelly, Pixey, Sigur Rós, Angel Olsen, Yellow Days, Years & Years, The Rose, Insincere, Men I Trust, City and Colour, Ethan Bortnick, Puscifer, Years & Years, The Amazons, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jacob Collier, Delaporte, Touché Amoré, The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon, Genesis Owusu, Rina Sawayama, The Driver Era, Cupido, Gayle, Selah Sue, Two Ex, Rüfus du Sol, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sylvan Esso, The Hu, Shinova, Belako, Thumper, Anfisa Letyago, Mendi, Helena Gallardo, Hanna Grae y HotWax,The Offspring, Janelle Monáe, Mumford & Sons, Primal Scream, Ava Max, Morgan, Kevin Morby, Kurt Vile & The Violators, King Princess, Kaleo, Spoon, Dora, Walls, Night Club, Zetak, Sila Lua, PETTI, Ralphie Choo, Purple Disco Machine, Christian Löffler, Polo & Pan DJ Set, DJ Gigola, Boy Bleach, Stacey Ryan, STONE, Picture This, Mimi Webb, Choclock, Girli, Emotional Oranges, Cold Years, Ghouljaboy, Denis Sulta, Gerd Janson, AR/CO, ELYELLA, Raye, Peje, Himalayas, Maika MakovskiVíctor Carré b2b Body-O, Loopi.ta, Armis, Mobox, Álvaro Valero, Miss Deep’in, Chalkyninenine, DJ Trapella y L.A.S DJs.

Dates and Schedule of Mad Cool 2023

Mark your calendars! Mad Cool Festival is ready for its sixth edition, taking place on July 6th, 7th, and 8th in Spain.

This festival stands out as one of the first summer events in Spain, making it an irresistible choice for young people and those who want to kick off their vacations with an extra dose of excitement. Although the schedule is yet to be confirmed, traditionally the concerts have started around 5:00 PM and continued until 4:30 AM. We will keep you updated with the information.

How to get to MAD COOL 2023

MAD COOL is moving to a new location in 2023. Here is the new MAD COOL SPACE:

The grounds located between the M-45 road and Laguna Dalga street, in Colonia Marconi (Villaverde), will be the stage for the sixth edition of the Mad Cool music festival, as well as other music events. This innovative project, called ‘The City of Music,’ will be similar to the successful City of Image established in Pozuelo de Alarcón.

There will be a reorganization of over 850,000 square meters of land, where a thriving music industry will be developed, with spaces dedicated to music production, rehearsal rooms, and sectors related to sound sciences and engineering. This area, known as Los Aguados and Los Llanos, is adjacent to Polígono El Gato and the Industrial Factory of Villaverde, south of Colonia Marconi and north of the M-45, with direct access to this main road.

Thus, Mad Cool returns to Villaverde after having celebrated its first editions in this district in the south of Madrid, specifically at Caja Mágica. Subsequently, the festival took place at the Valdebebas – IFEMA venue.

Staying at MAD COOL 2023

The truth is that the area is well-connected and easily accessible from any point in Madrid. Nevertheless, we have prepared a selection of nearby accommodations for you to reach on foot.

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Activities to do at MAD COOL 2023

Beyond the concerts, MAD COOL offers many interesting leisure and cultural activities. Mad Cool Festival has established itself as a renowned musical event both nationally and internationally. Each new edition attracts audiences from all over the world, offering top-notch performances and becoming an essential stop on the European festival circuit. However, Mad Cool is much more than music.

It’s an exciting experience, a statement that moves and inspires you. It’s a feeling that stays with you. Mad Cool represents culture, and culture is life. It’s synonymous with plans, fun, and well-being. It’s about love, friendship, and above all, it’s about art and feeling. Mad Cool transcends the boundaries of music to become a complete cultural experience.

San Isidro Festivities

On Saturday, May 13th, Mad Cool Festival brought the essence of the festival to one of the most important and anticipated festivities for all Madrid residents: the iconic San Isidro festivities. Thousands of attendees enjoyed a program featuring national and international artists.


Once again, Mad Cool Talent by Vibra Mahou supports emerging bands, becoming a great ally in their first steps in the music industry by providing visibility and support for quality music.

In previous editions, well-known projects such as Irengarry, Andreew, Leo Rizzi, Ganges, Megane Mercury… participated and shared their exciting musical proposals through this initiative, performing on the talent stage.

Once again, Mad Cool Festival and Vibra Mahou, Mahou Cinco Estrellas’ music platform that promotes live music encounters, continue to bet on emerging talent in this 8th edition, surpassing participation records with over 1,500 registered bands.

Artist X Madrid

Mad Cool has carried out a new project titled “Artists x Madrid,” which, together with the Community of Madrid, explores the connection between art and music. It’s a new way to unite these two concepts in an inspiring way.

To make this project a reality, we sought and collaborated with ten artists, asking them to create an illustration inspired by Madrid. And to accompany this creative process, what better than being carried away by music… right? These ten artists also shared their favorite playlist, which served as the soundtrack accompanying their creative process, their happy place where they let their art flow and brought these ten illustrations to life.

The result? A unique blend of art and music. An archive where you can enjoy these works over and over again, you can download all the illustrations HERE.

Over five weeks, we have been unveiling the works and playlists of each of the artists who collaborated in Artists x Madrid. Do you want to see their works?



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