If you were a European Nine Inch Nails fan that couldn’t make their way to any of the industrial rock outfit’s 2017 summer festival performances, there is no need to worry! NIN’s first 2018 appearance has already been confirmed for Madrid’s beloved Mad Cool Festival, which is set to take place over three days in July.
According to Consequence of Sound, despite the band’s reunion last year, the band hasn’t played any gigs outside of North America since at least 2014, when the band was touring behind their last full-length record, 2013’s Hesitation Marks.
The Nine Inch Nails festival appearances seem to come in support of their recent EPs. 2016 and 2017 saw the release of two new Nine Inch Nails efforts — Add Violence and Not The Actual Events — and a third EP is expected to be released sometime in the coming months, likely to coincide with the summer festival dates.
Mad Cool Festival itself has actually been releasing their 2018 lineup in an incredibly interesting way, by revealing a name each day through social media. The festival has been playing an interesting game, where it posts a set of coordinates that correspond to the place of origin of the band/artist to be announced, which ends up being revealed 24 hours later.
The festival has only just begun to reveal its 2018 lineup, but its already boasting some huge names. Among many others, some bands include Yo La Tengo, Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age, Massive Attack, MGMT, Fleet Foxes, Future Islands, and Real Estate. You can purchase tickets to the festival here.
UPDATE: In addition to the already spectacular lineup, another round of artists have been announced to flesh out the festival, including headliners like Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, and the classic too-cool-for-school Britrock outfit the Arctic Monkeys. Other additions to the lineup this time around include the British female-fronted rock acts Wolf Alice, and the Big Moon. Mr. E of Eels and his delicately dark sonic vision returns via Mad Cool alongside his upcoming record The Deconstruction. Other additions, from the electronic and hip hop realms, include Richie Hawtin, Daniel Avery, Odesza, Young Fathers and blackbear. Mad Cool has also made sure to not drop the ball on national representation, with more Spanish bands including Toundra, Rufus, T. Firefly and Biznaga.
Check out the full updated lineup flyer below.
UPDATE: A huge wave of names have been added to the bill for this year’s Mad Cool Festival, including YouTube born English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, English industrial punk rock duo Slaves, south London country punk band Goat Girl, and a lot more. In addition, we have a new set of headlining acts as well, including Post Malone and Underworld. Check out the full new lineup below.
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