Festivals in Madrid have gone from being conspicuous by their absence to being conspicuous by their quality. In recent years, the city has become a hub for thousands of music lovers looking for their favorite singers and bands at the most anticipated events of the year.
Do you want to know the most famous festivals in the city and find out if there is one that suits what you are looking for? We tell you which are those that have sold out in a matter of hours, those preferred by international singers and those that bring together the best of Spanish music.
The 5 best festivals in Madrid
Madrid is a very lively and full of life city, which is why dozens of music festivals are held every year that attract thousands of people to the city gates The music festivals in Madrid are very varied in terms of musical genre and duration, and for this reason we will tell you about some of them:
Mad Cool Madrid
This is one of the largest and most popular music festivals in Madrid, which takes place over three days in summer, usually in July. The festival features a wide variety of musical genres, from rock, pop, indie, hip hop or electronic, and gathers more than 300,000 attendees each year.
In addition, it attracts a large number of renowned international and national artists, making it a unique opportunity to enjoy concerts by some of the most popular bands and artists of the moment, such as Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age , The Who, Green Day, The Killers, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon, and many more.
The Boombastic, a festival that is held in different Spanish cities and that brings together 270,000 people each year, attracts some of the most famous personalities of the Spanish alternative music scene, such as Bizarrap, Recycled J, Funzo & Baby Loud, Ptazeta or Pole.
Between its “walls” you can find an amusement park with a giant Ferris wheel where you can take a photo as a souvenir, and even a chapel where you can get married without having to go through the altar. Take a certificate of your wedding with your unofficial best friend and remember the moment forever!
Love the 90’s Festival
And if you are nostalgic for the music of the 90s? This is your site! The Love the 90’s Festival unites three different stages to recreate the styles that marked the golden age of disco music: Dance Stage, Pop/Rock and Beach Stage, the ideal place to recall the mythical songs of summer nights.
THE 90’S MUSIC FESTIVAL, THAT YOU COULDN’T LIVE IN THE 90’S! Enjoy the recreational area of the enclosure, an arcade area for the most daring and a restaurant area if you want to regain strength.
DCODE is a music festival that is held on the Campus of the Complutense University of Madrid in September, and that attracts a large number of national and international artists from different musical genres, including rock, pop, indie and electronic. .
As for the artists that have performed in previous editions of the festival, we can include Vampire Weekend, Franz Ferdinand, Massive Attack, The Cardigans, Two Door Cinema Club, Amaral, Iván Ferreiro, and many more like Imagine Dragons.
The festival has several stages, so the times and location of the concerts may vary depending on the day. In addition, the festival offers a wide variety of food and drink options, as well as leisure and entertainment activities for attendees that you can pay with the venue’s own currency. You can not lose this!
Reggaeton Beach Festival
After a few years of hiatus, the Reggaeton Beach Festival arrived in Madrid in style, bringing the best singers of the genre:Nicky Jam, Anuel AA, Mike Towers, Eladio Carrión, Lunay, Feid, Chencho Corleone, Ryan Castro, Brytiago, Atomic Otro Way, Maikel Delacalle and Aina Da Silva. A unique experience for reggaeton lovers!
You are one of them? You cannot miss the RBF the festival in Madrid most anticipated by fans of this type of music, a one-day experience in which you will dance to the songs that have not stopped playing in your head for the last year.