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Mad Cool drop first wave of acts for 2020

Madrid is looking like the place to be once again next summer, as Mad Cool Festival announce the first wave of acts headed to the Spanish capital next summer.

Words by Jack Squibb

Mad Cool Festival
Mad Cool have dropped the first wave of acts heading to Madrid next summer.

JACKS ventured to Madrid earlier this year to catch one of the hottest festivals in Europe, Mad Cool. The organisers didn’t hold back with a stacked line-up when they booked The Cure, Bon Iver, The National, and the Smashing Pumpkins, to name a few.

And while festival season 2019 is in the record books, all eyes are now fixed on 2020 and where we should be booking flights to. Right now, it looks like a return to Madrid is a strong favourite, after Mad Cool made their first line up announcement earlier this week.

In an announcement on social media, organisers revealed that Billie Eilish, Pixies and Alt-J would be heading to the festival. Also confirmed to play at Mad Cool 2020 were Twenty One Pilots, Tove Lo and Taylor Swift.

Mad Cool are not holding back once again as they look to bring the heavyweight names all to one place.

This year will see the festival grow from a three-day festival to four days, with an extra stage added to the site as well. The festival will run from July 8th to July 11th.

The festival will also give fans a chance to grab tickets at a lower price, with one-day passes selling for €65, three day pass €149 and a four-day pass €159. Those prices will only be available for the first 15,000 people when tickets go on sale midday this Saturday, 2nd November.

UPDATE 1st November

Basking in that feel good Friday feeling, two more names were added to an already exciting line-up. Joining Pixies, Billie Eilish and co, are Manchester’s own Pale Waves. After touring with 2019 headliners The Cure, Pale Waves will look to invoke the same kind of vibes when they head to Madrid.

Also revealed to be heading to the Spanish festival were Wolf Alice. After a massive 2017, when their sophomore record Visions of a Life took home the Mercury Prize Award, the ‘You’re A Germ’ indie rock outfit went underground after a huge world tour.

It now looks like they could be set to return with album number three, with the band booked to play Mad Cool 2020.

Relive Mad Cool 2019 and read our day-by-day reviews by clicking on the links below:

Lewis Capaldi, Bon Iver and Haiku Hands raised the curtain in style on day one.

Haiku Hands @ Mad Cool Festival
Haiku Hands @ Mad Cool Festival 2019.

The Slow Readers Club continue to raise questions of why they aren’t on bigger stages while The National create a whirlwind of emotions on day two.

The National stunned the Spanish audience on day two..
The National stunned the Spanish audience on day two.

Emotions were high during a powerful set from The Twilight Sad and Robyn did anything but dance on her own to close out Mad Cool 2019.

The Twilight Sad @ Mad Cool, Madrid.
The Twilight Sad during a emotionally charged set on the final day of Mad Cool 2019.

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