Top Madrid Festivals 2023

February 27, 2023
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Madrid festivals are the definition of music diversity. From the fast-rising Mad Cool to the electronic A Summer Story, these are the festivals you can’t miss.

Here’s your ultimate guide to the top festivals in Madrid in 2023.

Mad Cool

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© @madcoolfestival / Facebook

Despite its recent launch, Mad Cool is ranked among the top Spanish festivals. A quick peek at its lineups would make everyone realize this status is well-deserved.

Bringing the best acts across pop, rock, and electronic, the Madrid festival gives prominence to homegrown talent, but also brings in international headliners.

A Summer Story

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© @ASummerStoryOficial / Facebook

A Summer Story is the festival that nobody asked for, but the festival everybody needs. Staying away from traditional Spanish events, the Madrid event seeks to give festival-goers something different.

Although it hosts pop and hip-hop acts here and there, A Summer Story is loyal to electronic beats. While EDM giants dominate one stage, underground music heroes and hardstyle artists ensure the music thirst of every electro head is satisfied.

Primavera Sound

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© @primavera_sound / Instagram

Urban and committed to bringing international acts and budding talents on the same stage, Primavera Sound is a big gun in Europe’s festival calendar.

With 17 hours of daily non-stop music, the Madrid festival is a music heaven for audiophiles. Not to mention Primavera is one of the multi-day events that set benchmarks for gender-balanced lineups.

Boombastic

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© @boombastic_festival / Instagram

A fan of urban music and everything it encapsulates, Boombastic Festival is your one-way ticket to Spain’s beat-fueled culture.

The Madrid festival can be characterized by two things – contemporary acts and vibrant lineups. Combining the best in electronic, Latin, and trap, Boombastic became the music playground for Spanish-speaking artists.

DCODE

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© @dcodefest / Instagram

A sixteen-hour music celebration, DCODE Festival is a family-orientated event. Its lineups could easily translate into the year’s top-tier talent, while its open-air venue allows festival-goers to soak in Madrid’s feisty sun.

On-site activities are dedicated to all ages, with face painting booths, food vendors, and game scattered throughout DCODE’s grounds.

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