Live music and concert highlights in Madrid
The Low show is definitely one of the high points on the musical programme for the Veranos de la Villa festival. The American band is practically an institution, with more than 20 years generating a style that's all their own, characterised by slow tempos, minimalist arrangements, and vocal harmonies from founders Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk, now accompanied by Steve Garrington. They present 'Double Negative', the album they released less than a year ago.
Weekend City defines itself as an eclectic and urban music festival making its debut this year on Madrid's festival calendar. We can't think of a better way to say good-bye to summer than with a good dose of concerts. Macaco, Mala Rodríguez, Miguel Campello, Nach and Fyahbwoy were the first confirmed artists for the occasion, and since then other acts have joined in, notably the big-hitters out of England New Order, along with Jamie Jones, Los Zigarros, Ayax y Prok, Dellafuente, Sidecars, Antílopez, Eats Everything, Henry Saiz & Band, Horacio Cruz and Le Fleur.
After taking a break to spend time caring for his son, Michael Bublé returned in 2018 with his tenth studio album, 'Love'. The Canadian artist, whose style reminds so many of Frank Sinatra, is back in Spain to present tracks off the new effort and of course make us fall in love all over again with his voice and crooner style.
Madrid welcomes another new music festival which started up with the aim to bring together the best trap, rap, reggae, dub, rock and roll and mixed roots music around. This debut edition so far sees the stages filled with the likes of Natos y Wator, C. Tangana, ToteKing, Morodo & Okoumé Lions, Talco, Maikel Delacalle, Rayden, Dubioza kolektiv, Fernando Costa, Kaze, Beret, Don Patricio, Hard GZ, Greenlight, O.B.F ft. Charlie P. and Sista Habesha.
More Madrid nightlife
If one of the things to do in Madrid that you want to explore is the city's never-ending nightlife, you're in luck. From Monday to Sunday, you'll have no trouble finding just the right spot to fit your mood among the myriad bars, big nightclubs, and small pubs that have earned their place on the scene. Here's our selection of the best clubs in Madrid so you can head out and not worry about a thing except having a good time, whatever your taste in music and ambience.