Madrid is a city brimming with music. Concert halls, bars, and big clubs invite all kinds of acts to their stages, from freshly pressed indie bands to globally famous international superstars. To make sure you don't miss any of your favourites, including major festivals, check here for each month's top concert picks.
The third year of this electronic music festival brings you 18 hours of uninterupted music from more than 40 artists over four spaces in a venue designed specially for 4Every1. Lovers of dub, house and deep will have loads to dance about with artists including Nina Kraviz, Tale of Us, Wasted Penguins, Helena Legend, Ben Sims, Planetary Assault System and much more.Read more
It's a night of nostalgia for some, and for others a chance to get to know the old rockers that never die, Spanish style. Barón Rojo, Asfalto, Topo, Ñu, Burning and Coz offer up more than six hours of Spanish rock. The concert is a reworking of one from 40 years ago, in the middle of Spain's Transition period, with some of the same bands that played a historic night for rock made in Spain, a marker of social, political and cultural change of that time. They may be a bit long in the tooth, but the bands are full of the same energy and rebellious enthusiasm as four decades ago.Read more
This is the perfect indie festival for bidding adiós to the summer. Top Spanish groups come out to play, featuring headliners Izal and Lori Meyers, and along with favourites including La Habitación Roja, Xoel López, Miss Caffeína, Neuman, Nacho Vegas, Nudozurdo, Grises, Second, Varry Brava and many more, including plenty of DJ sets. Another draw of the Neox Rocks festival is its price: the one-day tickets are €23, and the full two-day entry price is just €35. They also offer a VIP package that gets you in both days and includes five drinks, a festival T-shirt and access to see the concerts from a reserved area in front of the stage.Read more
Just before summer, the Chili Peppers released 'The Getaway', the 11th album by the California band, and the reason for the tour that brings Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer to Madrid for two nights at the Barclaycard Center. The Chili Peppers are one of the most successful rock bands in history who have filled stadiums, sold more than 60 million albums, won six Grammys and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.Read more