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Music festivals

VillaManuela Festival

How does a music festival that takes over an entire neighbourhood grab you? If you're groaning, you likely live in the Malasaña and hate music. But if you're jumping for joy, you'll be at VillaManuela, a festival that's music and a lot more. Practically the whole of the Malasaña barrio opens its doors to the public so everyone can get to know what the area has to offer in the way of art, shops and gastronomy. In addition to the abundance of concerts at venues around the area, festival organisers want to promote the personality and lifestyle of this central Madrid neighbourhood. Exhibitions, tours of the best tapas and, of course, live music will be spread throughout during this three-day festival for all ages.

  1. Malasaña
  2. Thu Oct 2 - Sat Oct 4
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MAD Live!

In the wake of the success of Barcelona's BCN Live! in February 2014, it's Madrid's turn to host for the first time this urban festival organised by music giant Sony. On Halloween night, Oct 31, in the Barclaycard Arena (aka el Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid), The National, Mando Diao, The Orwells and Grises, among others, will take to the stage before thousands of fans in one of Madrid's top music events of the year. (read more)

  1. Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid Av. Felipe II, s/n, 28009
  2. Fri Oct 31
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