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.
A Summer Story
If you're into house and EDM, this is your music festival. Now in its fifth year, A Summer Story has yet another stellar line-up, and we've come to expect spectacular staging from them as well. Don't miss DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero and Oscar Mulero, among others. It's two nights of working holes through your favourite dancing shoes.
Black Is Back
The Black Is Back weekend lands once again in Madrid, bringing the best international soul and funk to the city. Thanks to this festival, Madrid spends a weekend as the European capital of soul, hosting tributes, showcases and a variety of activities for fans of the genre. More acts are to be confirmed, but for now we can tell you you'll get to see the always impressive Los Angeles–based Vintage Trouble as well as Yola, who sang with Massive Attack among others, and who has released 'Walk Through Fire' with Phantom Limb this year on Easy Eye Sound, the label owened by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
Noches del Botánico
Summer nights in botanic gardens under the Madrid sky. Could there be a better setting for a music festival? You'll want to mark your calendars now and try to go more ethan one night after seeing the line-up, which includes Woody Allen, The Roots, Ben Harper, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jane Birkin, Salvador Sobral, Loreena McKennitt, Chick Corea and Macy Gray, among other international artists. From around Spain there are big names as well. It's an eclectic collection of artists who encompass jazz, rock, pop, Latin music, flamenco and electronica, with the Alfonso XIII Royal Botanic Gardens as the backdrop.
Hard rock fans, you've got a date to add to your 2019 calendar with this festival. The line-up, while still not complete of course, already looks incredible. With huge bands like Scorpions and Slipknot, along with Tool, Sum 41, Sabaton, Stone Temple Pilots, and so many more, you can rock out for three days and three nights at the Caja Mágica.
Río Babel is back to fill IFEMA with loads of music and a good time in this second year of the fun and eclectic festival. Over the weekend of July 6 and 7 you can check out live performances by Bunbury, Crystal Fighters, The Cat Empire, Los Auténticos Decadentes, Quantic Live, Bebe, Juanito Makandé, Arco, We The Lion, Alamedadosoulna, Miranda!, Jenny and The Mexicats, Los Caligaris, Dengue Dengue Dengue, and King Coya & The Queen Cholas.