SO.CO Team

3 months ago

Festival Preview: Mad Cool Festival 2023

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Mad Cool Festival 2023 returns to Madrid on July 6th with a stacked (and varied!) lineup. Headliners Robbie Williams, Mumford and Sons, and Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joined by the likes of Lizzo, Sam Smith, Machine Gun Kelly and Janelle Monáe.  

Beyond the big-hitting headliners, Mad Cool Festival 2023 boasts an array of talent from diverse genres, offering a sonic playground for music enthusiasts of all persuasions. From emerging indie bands to visionary electronic artists, the festival caters to every musical inclination, as well as large scale art installations and a wide array of food and drink options. 


Mad Cool is definitely one for the night-owls. The music kicks off at a very respectable 6pm or so, and runs throughout the night, until around 4am, leaving plenty of time to catch up on a little sleep, and to explore the beautiful city of Madrid. 


Taking place at Valdebebas, on the outskirts of Madrid, the three day festival is regularly a highlight of the European festival calendar. For visitors from outside of Spain, the festival is ideally located next to Madrid-Barajas Airport. 


For the full lineup, and to purchase tickets, head to