They’re the second act to be announced at this huge Spanish festival next year
Lottie Brazier
12:45 7th November 2018

Yesterday we heard that unceasing American indie behemoth The National are set to play at Spain’s Mad Cool Festival in 2019, and now we can bring you the news that alt rock pop stars The 1975 will be joining them as headliners.

Held in the rather brilliant Spanish capital of Madrid between 11 and 13 July, this is Mad Cool’s third year in the running. Winning the NME’s ‘Best Festival Lineup’ award this tear, the festival gave us Massive Attack, Green Day, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and Depeche Mode among others. Next year’s offering is shaping up to be similarly huge, by the looks of things.

Back in 2017, Gigwise were rather impressed by the breadth of what was on offer, calling it “an impressively diverse yet coherent experience”, which is always what you want from a new, ambitious festival. And here’s our verdict on the Foo Fighters’ performance that year, with them stirring up something close to a Glasto atmosphere. No surprises there as the festival is pretty bloody huge, with it hosting seven stages, 121 artists and a whopping audience of 240,000. So definitely keep an eye on your mate who wanders off when they’re drunk, because it will happen.

If you want to get a taster of what to expect from Mad Cool Festival, you can watch the festival’s ”Aftermovie”, which includes some of the performances. The option to pre-order tickets isn’t currently available on the Mad Cool site, but we will keep you posted.

Photo: Ellen Offredy