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Mad Cool on the up

Festival News
November 8, 2017

Madrid festival Mad Cool is to move site’s next year and increase its capacity to 35,000.

Having been held at the city’s Caja Magica (12,400), with three stages inside the venue and two outside, the Live Nation Entertainment promoted event is switching to Valdebebas – a site capable of holding 80,000 people.

“This increase in capacity responds to a need for evolution and growth,” says festival director Javi Arnaiz. “The objective is to make Madrid, once and for all, a city of reference for live music of large format.”

The switch means the third edition of the festival, held in July, can accommodate seven stages.

“It allows us to expand the variety of bands we have and meet the demand of the public,” adds Arnaiz.

Acts performing at the festival this year included Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and Green Day.

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