The Mad Cool Festival has announced its 2020 lineup featuring high profile performers such as Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Pixies, Alt-J, Tove Lo, and Twenty One Pilots. While only these six names have been announced so far, more performers will join the lineup within the coming months, however the festival is scheduled to take place from July 8th-11th, 2020 at Espacio Mad Cool in Madrid, Spain.
Last year’s lineup featured an all-star cast including The Cure, The National, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, The Smashing Pumpkins, The 1975, The Hives, Tash Sultana, Mogwai, Kaytranada, Jon Hopkins, Wolfmother, Teenage Fanclub, Bonobo, Jorja Smith, and The Twilight Sad. Past performers have included Depeche Mode, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys and Nine Inch Nails.
Swift is currently planning on re-recording her back catalog as a result of a recent deal falling through with Scooter Braun, who owns the rights to her early works. Braun purchased the rights to these recordings for around $300 million.
“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future” Swift wrote regarding the incident.
UPDATE (11/7): Eight more artists including Deftones, Foals, Wolf Alice, Finneas, Richard Hawley, Nothing But Thieves, Pale Waves, and Jamie Cullum, have been confirmed for the festival.
UPDATE (11/22): Several more artists have been added to Mad Cool 2020’s lineup. They include Haim, Cage the Elephant, Khalid, Refused, The Rapture, YUNGBLUD and London Grammar.
UPDATE (11/27): Faith No More has been added to the Mad Cool 2020 lineup. The band recently announced European tour dates and this will be their fourth announced performance this summer.
UPDATE: (12/1): Mad Cool has added another massive list of artists to its 2020 lineup. These artists include Angel Olsen, Charli XCX, Rex Orange County, Phoebe Bridgers, Floating Points, The Regrettes and Cherry Glazerr. Other names include Nina Kraviz, Peggy Gou, Tom Misch, Alec Benjamin, Rüfüs Du Sol, Leon Vynehall, Ashnikko, Hobo Johnson, Seasick Steve, Confidence Man, Sticky Fingers, Highly Suspect, Baby Rose, Creeper, Beabadoobee, Viva Belgrado, Easy Life, Bang Bang Romeo, Arlo Parks, Sea Girls, Monterrosa, Warmduscher, Brutus and Santa Salut.
The festival has also released full flyers for the 2020 edition. See the flyer below:
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat