Just in case your looking for another reason to visit Spain, Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival has a pretty stacked lineup that’s growing by the day. 2018 acts included Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Depeche Mode and Queens of the Stone Age lead a lineup with 121 national and international top artists , including names such as Tame Impala, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Dua Lipa, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, Underworld, Snow Patrol, Justice, Post Malone and Alice In Chains.
The three day party runs from the early evening until the early hours with something on the lineup for all manner of alernative rock, pop and bonefide music fans.
‘Bright, colourful and as artful as Madrid itself, this fresh new festival featured the best indie rock acts on stage for a Spanish summer like no other.’
They will perform on seven big stages, Mad Stage, Cool Stage, Koko Stage, Radio Station Stage, The Loop, Mondo Sonoro Stage and Thunder Bitch Stage over the festival weekend.
There will also be a new restaurant area, the Mad Cool Gallery and the Art Market will be returning this year at a new venue to harbour an even bigger crowd, bringing audiences more bands and a greater variety of music genres.
Mad Cool Festival is held at at Espacio Mad Cool in the Valdebebas-IFEMA area of northern Madrid, on a area of about 500 hectares, it’s a new city development. Situated strategically, it is also surrounded by major roadways such as the M-40, M-11, R-2 and M-12 linking the new T-4 Madrid-Barajas airport with the center of Madrid
There is parking at the festival site for those who book in advance so ridesharing and car hire is available for transport to the festival.
There are private transfers and commuter bus transfers available from Madrid Airport to the festival,
Local taxi’s and UBER available and there is a commuter train service around Madrid that stops near the festival site.
The festival has endorsed a number of hotels close by. There are also a variety of accommodation in Madrid, including Air BnB and hostels for budget accommodation.
OK Hostel Madrid is located in the bohemian “Barrio La Latina” in the heart of the historic center of Madrid and only a few steps away from all major transportation and touristic attractions. Each room is equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning; en-suite bathrooms and high-pressured hot showers. The custom made bunks are specially designed to offer travellers a comfortable night sleep with privacy and there is a custom kitchen to inspire any foodie wanting to cook their own delicious Spanish fare.
Weare Chamartin is a hotel on the direct train line to the festival, travellers can be from the hotel to festival in just under 12 minutes. It is a modern 4-star hotel with a state-of-the-art equipment and personalised attention including free WiFi, restaurant, bar, 24 hour reception and airconditioning.
There’s so much to do and see in the areas surrounding Madrid including shopping, visits to museums or monuments, restaurants and performances.
Madrid has some epic flamenco. Any day of the week, the city offers a wide range of shows, from grand performances in the city’s theatres to small song and dance recitals in tablaos or halls. Simply pick up a flamenco leaflet when you arrive in you accommodation and find the closest venue near you to explore and dance the day away.
The Nights at the Botanical Garden in Madrid schedules a fantastic line up, which showcases jazz, soul, rock, and world music at nightime in the gardens during the Summertime. With a superb setting in the Alphonse XIII Royal Gardens, the music entices crowds and artists from all over the world.
The dates for the Mad Cool Festival Madrid is 11-13 July 2019.
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