Mad Cool Festival

Mad Cool 2019 – the homegrown Spanish talent at the Madrid mega-fest

Rosalía Easy description for us Brits: Spain’s biggest breakthrough pop star in years What went down: Wednesday’s Mad Cool Welcome Party was technically headlined by Bring Me...

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever reveal hints about the follow-up to ‘Hope Downs’

It's hard to remember a time when Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever weren't on the road. The Australian rockers have spent the past year relentlessly touring their...

The story of Madrid’s scorching Mad Cool Festival 2019 in pictures

Glasto may be over for another year, but don't let the post-Worthy Farm blues get you down: there are still a ton of wicked...

“It’s a celebration of resistance”: Prophets Of Rage on their second album, ‘milkshaking’ and staying woke

“MAKE ESPAŃA RAGE AGAIN!” So read a banner draped over the back of the stage as Prophets of Rage battered through ‘Killing In Name’ at...

“I’ve spent my life savings on blonde wigs” – Black Honey’s Izzy reveals syrup-based hint for future show at Mad Cool festival

You know when you’re backstage at a festival and the temperature is in the mid-30s and you just can’t resist sticking your feet in...

15 brilliant things about The 1975’s festival set (as witnessed at Madrid’s Mad Cool)

The sheer cleverness of the stage set Anyone who witnessed The 1975’s UK arena shows last winter will know that the production was ground-breaking. For...

NME take SG Lewis for a ride on Mad Cool’s Ferris wheel and try to have a serious chat about music

SG Lewis has spent the past 14 months releasing his 'Dusk, Dark, Dawn' trilogy. The collection of three EPs (which combined make up his debut...

The Cure carry on their Glastonbury high with giddily joyous Mad Cool 2019 set

“There’s an atmosphere and everyone’s clicking,” The Cure frontman Robert Smith told NME in an exclusive interview last week after their glorious finale set...

Watch Prophets of Rage perform ‘Made With Hate’ for the first time live at Mad Cool festival

Prophets of Rage have debuted their recent single, 'Made With Hate' live at Mad Cool festival in Madrid. You can watch footage of the...

Watch Lewis Capaldi party with Noel Gallagher’s daughter, Anaïs, during Noel’s set at Mad Cool

The ongoing spat between Noel Gallagher and Lewis Capaldi is continuing as Capaldi filmed himself partying with Noel's daughter Anaïs at Mad Cool festival on Thursday...
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