Music & Nightlife

Your guide to the best nightclubs, live music and concerts in Madrid

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This month's concert guide

Your guide to what's on, who's playing and where to go for Madrid's best gigs and concerts this month

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Where to go for live jazz

Madrid's best bars, cafés and concert venues to catch a great live jazz concert

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Top live music venues

Concert halls, bars, cafés and other venues where you can see bands and hear live music in Madrid

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Nightlife

The best clubs in Madrid

These are the best clubs in Madrid for exploring the city's incredible nightlife

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Music festivals in Madrid

Your guide to the biggest music festivals in Madrid, including Dcode, Madrid Live! and more

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This week and beyond

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Sound Isidro

The Sound Isidro festival is back to fill Madrid with some great live music in some of the city's top music venues including El Sol, Costello, Moby Dick, La Riviera and the Teatro Barceló, among others. You can catch great acts on the national and international indie and rock scene, some of which are Animal Collective, Buzzcocks, Toy, Jonathan Wilson, La Maravillosa Orquesta Del Alcohol, Pony Bravo,  Joan Colomo and The Zephyr Bones. For more info, check out the full programme.

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Vienna Summer Night Concert

If you fancy taking in one of the best concerts of the Viennese season without leaving Madrid, just get to Plaza de Oriente on May 26 at 8.15pm for a live transmition of the Vienna Philharmonic's annual Summer Night Concert performance. In Vienna the concert is on in the Schönbrunn Palace gardens and features some 100,000 participants. This year the Summer Night Concert is conducted by Semyon Bychkov from Saint Petersburg. His wife, Marielle Labèque, along with her sister Katia, are a famous French piano duo, and are the two guest soloists for the performance. Works are by Bizet, Berlioz, Poulenc and Ravel.

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Cocorosie

A Cocorosie concert is something you won't soon forget. It's a show that goes beyond music, and is something that very much belongs to the French-American sister duo of Bianca (Coco) and Sierra (Rosie) Casady. Acid folk, experimenal folk, vintage indie, lo-fi pop, freak folk... any attempt to label them just shows they've been pretty much unclassifiable ever since they surprised friends and strangers alike with their first album, 'La mision de mon rêve' 12 years ago. In 2015 they released 'Heartache City', which features the newest tracks you can hear live in Madrid.

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Eli Paperboy Reed

One of today's most renowned American singer-songwriters stops for one night in Madrid as part of his current world tour. His unique style, which includes a Mississipi sound, has earned him a legion of fans who pack his intimate concerts. A versatile and self-taught instrumentalist, Reed floats among genres including gospel and jazz, depending on what his songs need, especially in the case of his latest work, 'Nights Like This' (2014), full of romantic tracks.

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Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid

Feel the feverish heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a flamenco show at one of the country’s most prestigious ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Choose the show time that best suits your schedule, then make your own way into the heart of Madrid Old Town to enjoy a night of passionate flamenco.

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Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid

Enjoy a night of opera music and fine food at La Castafiore restaurant in Madrid! Popular for its opera-singing waiting staff, the traditional restaurant has gained a cult following in the city from locals and visitors alike. 

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Flamenco Lesson and Show at Tablao with Drink or Dinner

Feel the heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a 3-hour flamenco lesson and show at one of Madrid’s top ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready to stamp and clap along as you are taught how to flamenco by some of the city’s top dancers during a 1-hour class.

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Arabian Baths Experience at Madrid's Hammam Al Ándalus

Seek serenity at Madrid’s Arabian baths, Hamman Al Ándalus, and spend 1.5 hours relaxing body, soul and mind! The zen-like oasis with candle-lit walkways boasts three thermal plunge pools and a steam room – all decorated in resplendent Arabian décor. 

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Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Sample Spanish nightlife and Madrid's tasty tapas on an evening walking tour that will tantalize your taste buds! Led by an entertaining foodie guide, this walking tour is the best introduction to the laid back Madrileno lifestyle. 

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Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid

Leave Madrid and head to the hills to learn about Spanish wine on this full-day tour! With an expert guide at your side, visit the Vinos de Madrid winemaking region and tour three esteemed wine estates in the area, known as ‘bodegas.’ 

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Dance clubs

Ocho y Medio

Ocho y Medio is the perfect stop on your hedonistic tour of the town if you're looking for an alcohol-fuelled mass of party energy. DJ Smart makes it all sound very '80s and '90s, thrashing out an eclectic mix of indie, electro-clash, electro-pop, new wave and New York rock. It takes a master to meld Blur and Depeche Mode. On arriving here you’ll be met by a sea of flannel shirts and horn-rimmed glasses since this is Madrid’s hipster haven. You’ll also find interesting concerts by local and international bands like La Habitación Roja.

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Shôko

This club in La Latina that has everything that nocturnal fun seekers need. Commercial music to dance to and the occasional live performance make for a mix that attracts scores of young people every weekend. Miniskirts, tight dresses and polo shirts move around the dancefloor here, changing colour along with the LED lights. The clientele, which is around 20 years old, obviously spends some time at the gym and applying make-up in front of the mirror. On Thursdays, there’s a ‘kisses’ session and an open bar with the ‘Kiss Kiss Bang, Bang’ session, while Sundays are given over to hotter beats like urban, latin and reggaeton.

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Joy Eslava

Unusual in that it retains some original trappings of its former incarnation as a 19th-century theatre, in every other respect this is an ordinary high-street club. The vast crammed dancefloor runs the gamut from teenage tribes through to housewives, enjoying staple disco house. One of the classic venues in Madrid where you’re likely to see some famous faces, Joy Eslava also hosts live performances that range from concerts to monologues.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Siroco

The musical programming here features reggae on Thursdays, hip hop and R&B music sessions on Fridays, and features plenty of local and Spanish soul singers and bands. Siroco has two very different environments at weekends: more relaxed on the upper level and more intense, dance-oriented electronic sessions below.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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