The first headliner announced is predictably great to for this powerhouse of a festival
Julian Marszalek
12:54 6th November 2018

Spain’s Mad Cool Festival is set to return for its fourth edition in 2019 – and its announced Grammy Award winners The National as its first headliners. Taking place in Madrid, the festival will run 11 – 13 July.

The Mad Cool Festival has grown exponentially since its launch in 2016, which saw performances from artists including The Who, The Prodigy, Neil Young, Enter Shikari, Garbage, and about a hundred other acts. That wasn’t bad for a first event by any measure and the following year saw the event expand to five stages that played host to headliners Foo Fighters, Green Day, Kings Of Leon, Foals and M.I.A., among others.

This year’s edition saw the festival expanding to seven stages and among the massive names were turns by Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, Underworld, Depeche Mode, Jack White and Massive Attack. All of which augers well for next year’s event.

And judging by the festival’s aftermovie, which you can watch below, this looks like an event that lives up to its name. The eagle-eyed among will spot the total lack of mud that tend to blight UK festivals.

Attending the 2017 edition, Gigwise was moved to opine: “From Manics to Moderat, the breadth of genre on the last day at Mad Cool gave attendees an impressively diverse yet coherent experience and reflects the high quality music curation of this young festival.”

Sounds good to us. Ticket details and further line-up announcements will be made in due course. Be sure to check back with Gigwise for updates as and when they happen.

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