The Mad Cool Festival will return to Madrid in 2021 for its postponed 5th-anniversary bash, unveiling the first confirmed artists of its lineup today (July 8).
Ninety-four bands out of the 132 that will form part of the Spanish rock, indie and pop music festival have been announced including Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Deftones, Placebo, Pixies, and many more.
Organizers will soon reveal 34 more acts, except for the four winners of the Mad Cool talent competition by Vibra Mahou, expected to be announced next year.
“You have asked a lot about Taylor Swift, unfortunately we are sad to tell you that she won’t be able to attend our next edition,” reads an official statement; the star was set to headline the 2020 fest. “We have been working with her agent and management to try to make it happen for our 5th anniversary, but it hasn’t been possible. Hopefully we will have her in one of our future editions.” It appears that Billie Eilish, who was on the 2002 lineup, is also not able to perform at the 2021 edition.
Mad Cool 2021 will take place from June 7th, 2021 to July 11th, 2021 with tickets ranging from about $85 for a one-day ticket to about $500 for a four-day VIP pass.
Organizers have also extended the refund request period as of today (July 8) until one week after the complete 2021 lineup is announced.
See the complete lineup below. For more information visit the official Mad Cool website.