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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Madrid's big music festival is on this year from April 19 to May 7 in various venues throughout the city in small and medium format. Some 70 concerts will fill over 30 venues with music. If that sounds good to you, then you'll really love the prices: some concerts will be free, and the most expensive won't cost more than €30 (except for a few more for The Jesus and Mary Chain). Other acts include The Dictators NYC, Nuria Graham, Joana Serrat, Skunk DF, The Fuzztones and Pájaro.
This 'gourmet festival' was born in 2014 as a two-day music and gastronomy festival at the Hipódromo de la Zarzuela, though in the end it took place in just one day. Though it was only the first edition, the festival had a good turnout, and a select variety of indie, pop, rock and electronica acts. Since then it's been growing from strength to strength, and not only can you enjoy the genre-spanning live acts but there's also an area where you can relax and get some snacks while taking in some impressive views of Madrid in the background. For the 2017 edition, on from May 19 to 21, confirmed acts include Temples, The New Raemon & McEnroe, Lori Meyers, L.A., Airbag, Delorean, Los Nastys, White Bats, C. Tangana, León Benavente, Los Punsetes, Egon Soda, and more!
The Sound Isidro Festival fills Madrid with live music presented by some stellar bands from the worlds of national and international rock and indie rock. At venues including El Sol, Costello, Moby Dick, La Riviera and Teatro Barceló, you can check out Saint Etienne, Pablo und Destruktion, Siniestro Total, Hollywood Sinners, Zelators, Hyperpotamus, Abdullah Miniawy, Nueva Vulcano, Mishima, and more to be confirmed.
La Riviera hosts a new edition of these festival for fans of rock in all its variations that springs from all different corners of the world. Confirmed so far are John Garcia & Band, a great in the field of stoner rock, and Crippled Black Phoenix, a very charismatic group of eight, with their new album, 'Bronze'. Other bearded rockers confirmed so far include Greenleaf, Bongzilla, Wolf People and Wovenhand. Stay tuned...
Despite having music as its main focus, GetMAD! isn't your typical music festival – it's a revolutionary and surprising year-long event that was on in Madrid for the first time in 2016. May 26 and 27 are the biggies, with various venues around Madrid (Tabóo, Maravillas, But, Changó) hosting performances by artists that span genres from garage and punk to pscyhedelia, electronica and hard rock. There will also be parallel concerts on in shops and bars around town, just like last year. Among the confirmed acts are The Zombies, Kadavar, Horisont, King Dude, Oathbreaker, Jim Jones & the Righteous Mind, Froth, Emma Ruth Rundle, Morgan Delt, Adrift, Tall Juan, The Baudelaires, Go!Zilla, Dyr Faser and more.