Madrid Caja Mágica is hosting the 2nd Mad Cool Festival, a cultural event that gathers an array of sustainable and responsible artistic expressions under a single roof.
Over 60 top artists, both national and international, of different arts and styles, will perform in the unrivalled setting that will host the 2nd edition of this Festival. There’ll be a new layout, with four stages right outside the parking area and one indoor stage for emerging local bands from Madrid. Other changes have to do with Festival hours, as the concerts will start and end later than last year, for the convenience of attendees travelling to and from the Festival grounds.
The Festival’s programme includes American rock band Foo Fighters, who have confirmed they’re coming to our country six years after their previous visit. Also Green Day, one of the most successful groups of the world’s punk scene, have already announced they’ll be performing at Mad Cool. Their previous concert in Madrid had been in 2009. Also Kings of Leon, alt-J, Belle and Sebastian, Wolf Alice, Machinedrum, Rancid, The Lumineers, Warpaint, Wilco, Foster the People, Ryan Adams, Moderat, Dinosaur JR, Röyksopp, Kodaline, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Spoon, Kiasmos, Boys Noize, Deap Vally, Xavier Rudd and Belako have confirmed they’ll be at the Festival.
The Festival’s past edition offered photography, film, fashion, gastronomy and music. There were concerts by leading bands and artists from Spain and abroad, like Neil Young, Stereophonics, Vetusta Morla, The Prodigy, Lori Meyers, Bastille, Kings of Convenience, Jane’s Addiction, Fuel Fandango and many others.
Based on the concept of regeneration, Mad Cool has become a different option in both form and content, appealing to a society that has evolved towards innovation, quality and efficiency. The Festival goes beyond the conventional music event and takes the idea of communal entertainment to the next level on the basis of a model according to which the city and the environment are allies.
In the past edition, Mad Cool got seven Fest Awards nominations, including Best Major Festival, and European Festival Awards nominations for Best Major Festival and Best New Festival.