Metallica, Imagine Dragons, The Killers Confirmed For 2022 Mad Cool Festival

Following its 2021 cancellation, the festival will now return to the Spanish capital, Madrid, from July 6-9, 2022.

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The likes of Metallica, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Muse and Twenty One Pilots have all been confirmed for  2022 Mad Cool Festival.

The Madrid festival was forced to abandon its 2021 edition due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. This year’s event was due to be held between July 7 and 10 and feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Royal Blood, Kings of Leon, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, Peggy Gou, The War On Drugs, Editors and more Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pixies, Deftones and Royal Blood. Following its cancellation, the festival will now return to the Spanish capital from July 6-9, 2022.

2022’s Mad Cool’s new line-up sees a total of 104 artists across all genres, including a selection of returning names from previous editions.

Other acts added to the line-up today (June 16) include St. Vincent, Sigrid, Carly Rae Jepsen, Wolf Alice, Tove Lo, Alt-J, Foals and Zara Larsson.

All ticket-holders for the 2021 edition will be able to roll over their admission for next year’s event. Visit the event’s official website for further information about Mad Cool 2022.

Announcing the cancellation of their 2021 event, which had been set to be headlined by The Killers and Cardi B, Mad Cool organizers said: “We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused and we understand that many of you may be disappointed.

“Believe us, we are too. For this reason, we are working very hard to compensate you next year with an unforgettable experience.”

“During all this time we have gathered enough energy and strength to make sure we can shine bright again in 2022. We will be back next year with a new edition that we hope exceeds your expectations. Your loyalty demands that we do not disappoint you,” they wrote.

Mad Cool Festival is a huge Spanish rock, indie and pop music festival, held each summer in the country’s sunny capital Madrid. Now one of Europe’s most popular music festivals, Mad Cool attracts thousands of music fans from far and wide thanks to its incredible lineups that have in the past featured the Arctic Monkeys, The Cure, Pearl Jam and Tame Impala

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  1. Samantha Burgoyne

    September 25, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Are RHCP playing at Mad Cool next year?

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