Review – Mad Cool Festival 6th – 8th July 2023

Mad Cool Festival Spain

Mad Cool Festival Madrid opened its sixth edition with a line-up featuring headliners ROBBIE WILLIAMS, LIZZO, LIL NAS X and MACHINE GUN KELLY as well as artists like: SIGUR RÓS, RAYE, THE 1975, THE OFFSPRING, NOVA TWINS and PAOLO NUTINI… among others.

The latest edition of the festival saw over 35 performances of national and international artists. With more than 65,000 people in the first of the three days, attendees enjoyed an eclectic program across 8 different stages.

ROBBIE WILLIAMS delighted fans with his swaggering attitude at the `Stage Mad Cool´. He performed classics such as, `Feel´, `Rock Dj´ and `Angel´.

The main stage has also witnessed the first performance in Spain of MACHINE GUN KELLY. A concert, in which some of his best known hits have been played, and with which he has made clear the ability to connect with the public.

LIZZO was another brilliant highlight of the first day. The American singer and rapper has brought the energy of the festival to another level. Hits like ‘Juice’ or ‘About Danm Time’ conquered an audience that could not stop dancing on the ‘Stage Madrid is Life’.

LIL NAX X, closed the stage with an explosive show which from the start surrendered to his infectious rhythms and daring lyrics, demonstrating, once again, his ability to break musical barriers and capture everyone’s attention.

Another highlight of the day was the incredible performance of PAOLO NUTINI, who filled the stage with his charismatic voice. An overwhelming live performance that has thrilled guests. On the same stage, THE 1975 brought their stadium tour set to the Mad Cool experience.

Mad Cool Festival Spain 2023 final poster

Other names on Stage 3, `Region of Madrid’, were FRANZ FERDINAD and KING PRINCESS. RAYE, VELMONDO, NOVA TWINS and MAXÏMO PARK made the audience sing and dance, who did not miss a single performance of the ‘Stage Ouigo’, have a great time. This stage, located very close to the main entrance, has been and will be in the coming days the one in charge of welcoming all the attendees.

HONEY DIJON, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, GERD JANSON and TWO EX have transformed the stage at the famous tent ‘The Loop by Iberdrola’ which, after a year, has returned to make all attendees dance in 4 unforgettable sessions. GIRLI, an artist who is revolutionizing the new U.K. scene, and WALLS AND GHOULJABOY, names that are becoming essential in the new national urban scene, have been the protagonists of the ‘Mahou Cinco Estrellas’ stage, making the audience vibrate. An audience who also did not want to miss the set of Dj TRAPELLA, one of the winners of Mad Cool DJ Talent by Vibra Mahou.

BLACK MARACAS, one of the latest additions to this year’s line-up shared the stage with CHALKYNINENINE, ZETAK and INSINCERE, who have opened the ‘Stage Mahou Maestra’ for the first time!

On Friday 7th July, bands and artists such as MUMFORD & SONS, TASH SULTANA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ANGEL OLSEN, THE BLACK KEYS, MEN I TRUST AND SAM SMITH, among others, performed to large crowds!

Once again, Mad Cool Festival becomes a musical and cultural leader in MADRID, attracting national and international audiences. A hub where creativity, art and diversity are the real headliners.

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