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The set times and stage splits for Mad Cool 2018 are now available! The festival will be held from the 12th until the 14th of July at Espacio Mad Cool in Valdebebas – Ifema, in the north area of Madrid.

Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Depeche Mode and Queens of the Stone Age will headline the bill featuring 121 first-class national and international acts, including Tame Impala, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Dua Lipa, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, Underworld, Snow Patrol, Justice, Post Malone, Alice In Chains, Iván Ferreiro, Fleet Foxes, Richie Hawtin, MGMT and many more.

The festival boasts the following seven stages – two more than in 2017: Mad Stage, Cool Stage, Koko Stage, Radio Station Stage, The Loop, Mondo Sonoro Stage and Thunder Bitch Stage.

There are also a few more acts added to the line-up: Colin Peters, who will perform on July 12th and DJ and producer Juan Sueiro performing on July 13th. In addition, due to a last minute change, Repion – a band selected through Mad Cool Talent – will finally perform on Saturday, July 13th.


On the other hand, the good relationship between Mad Cool and NOS Alive in Lisbon sees the exchange of bands between both festivals, once again. Portuguese singer-songwriter Churky (Diogo Alexandre da Silva Rico Rodrigues) winner of the EDP Live Bands 2018 contest, will join Mad Cool on July 12th, while Madrid-based Morgan will perform in Lisbon on Saturday, July 14th.

Tickets available here.

Check out Mad Cool 2018‘s set times below


Due to the increase in the resale of tickets for Mad Cool 2018 over the past weeks, often at exorbitant prices, Mad Cool Festival has decided to sell 1.000 extra 3 day tickets (within the legal venue capacity) to stop fraudulent ticket reselling.

If you do not have your 3 day ticket for Mad Cool 2018 yet, it is your chance to buy it legally and for the official price. The festival will not accept any claims regarding tickets purchased at unofficial selling points. Should any problem arise with unofficial tickets purchased, holders will have to submit a claim to that particular selling point.

This is a unique opportunity as tickets for Mad Cool 2018 sold out on January 10th, more than six months before the beginning of the festival and the confirmation of acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Underworld, Eels, Richie Hawtin or Jet. It is also the last chance to attend the festival on Thursday July 12th (headlined by Pearl Jam), since individual tickets for that day sold out on April 4th.

The first 500 extra full tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, June 6th, starting at 10:00 am. The remaining 500 will go on sale next week. They are priced at €190 + expenses (shipping included) and can be purchased exclusively through the event’s official website.

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