Arts Festival / Circus
Oct 31, 2012-Jun 9, 2013 Thirty companies have been invited to take part, performing works of theatre, dance, music and circus. ... moreThroughout the city
May 22 11:30pm La Boca del Lobo
Calle Echegaray, 11
May 23-Jul 1, 2013 The CA2M Picnic Sessions transform the terrace of Madrid’s contemporary art museum into an educational ... moreThroughout the city
May 24 8:00pm La Riviera
Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto s/n
May 24-25, 2013 Palacio Vistalegre One Direction was the leader of the boy band resurgence of 2012 and became the figurehead of a modern British Invasion into the United States. The band members – Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles ... more
Calle de Utebo, 1
May 29 Kapital Born on September 26, 1988 in London, England, James Blake has captivated audiences with his electronic style. After studying music at the University of London, Blake released his first self-recorded album, Air & Lack ... more
Calle de Atocha, 125
May 31 11:30pm Fabrik
Avenida de la Industria 82
28970 Humanes de Madrid
Concert / Music Festival
May 31 Auditorio Miguel Ríos Every year, metalheads from all over Spain gear up for the annual Sonisphere. Held each year on a day in May at the Auditorio Miguel Rivas Rivers in Madrid, Sonisphere features a day full of live concerts by some of the ... more
Avenida de Juan Carlos I
28521 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid
Madrid is home to a vibrant, music-loving culture, but concerts in Madrid are hardly relegated to traditional Flamenco performances – although Flamenco is awesome and you should definitely check it out.
Major concert venues like Santiago Bernabeu and Estadio Vicente Calderon regularly play host to the world’s biggest bands and draw in thousands of screaming fans, while slightly smaller but still sizeable clubs like La Riviera, Sala Shoko, Sala Heineken, and Palacio Vistalegre offer up a great chance to hear live music.
There’s also a big underground scene in this bustling city, with cool clubs off the beaten track hosting great up-and-coming bands and concerts. Sala Siroco is phenomenal place for indie and eclectic bands and phenomenal DJs, and you can add to that list El Junco Jazz Club, Sala Joy Eslava, and the always banging Moby Dick Club.
Still not tired? Groovie and Hebe always have some crazy performance on the books, and many cozy live music venues in the city have great food and wine to go with the performance.
The best place to catch local acts is probably La Latina, Sol, and Malasaña, though Chueca has quite a few smaller live music venues as well. No matter where people spend the evening in the city, Madrid concerts are never far away.