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Dua Lipa, Janelle Monáe and Jessie Ware among first names for Mad Cool Festival 2024

11 December 2023, 12:44 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Madrid's Mad Cool Festival has announced the first names playing next year's event, with Dua Lipa, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sum 41, Jessie Ware, and Pearl Jam leading the line-up.

The 2024 edition of Mad Cool will take place 10-13 July. The opening day will see pop icon and Grammy Award winner Dua Lipa headline as her second appearance at the festival. Throughout the day, there will be performances by the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Janelle Monáe, Soccer Mommy, Swim School, and more.

The following day is headlined by Pearl Jam, who are supported by the likes of Greta Van Fleet, Bonobo, Larkin Poe, Michael Kiwanuka, Black Honey, Kneecap, and Motxila 21 who is a music group formed by 15 members with Down Syndrome and seven volunteers, born out of a love for music and the effort of overcoming challenges.

Sum 41 close out Friday night, following a performance by Jessie Ware. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Breeders, Tom Morello, Alvvays, Sleaford Mods and Black Pumas are also on the day's bill. Mad Cool Festival 2024 has its final celebrations on Saturday 13 July, with Avril Lavigne, Bring Me The Horizon, Arlo Parks, Ashnikko, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Genesis Owusu and more.

The forthcoming festival comes with improvements in the overall attendee experience, following feedback from previous attendees. The 2024 edition will see a reduction in the number of stages, going from eight to six, as well as a general reduction in public capacity, aiming to improve flows within the festival and reduce schedule conflicts and artist overlaps.

Additionally, Mad Cool will enhance general festival services, with measures such as increasing drinking water stations, the number and distribution of toilets, bar lengths, and bracelet recharge points, as well as creating new relaxation and rest areas, along with more shaded spaces.

Mad Cool Festival 2023 takes place from 10-13 July in Madrid. General four day tickets are available from €220 + booking fee. Tickets go on general sale 15 December at 11am via

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