Mad Garden Festival

The Madgarden Festival takes places between the 26th June and the 27th July. It takes place in the Jardín Botánico de Alfonso XIII at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Acts include the Beach Boys, Booby Mc Ferrin, Pat Metheny, Chicago, amongst others. Website Madgarden ’14 Map

Suma Flamenca – Flamenco Festival Hits Madrid

For the third year running Suma Flamenca hits the streets of Madrid with a mixture of music, dance, cinema, poetry and exhibitions across not just Madrid Centre but the whole of the Madrid Community. Artists who are appearing include: Estrella Morente, Carmen Linares, Arcángel, Pitingo, Serranito, Miguel Poveda, Eva Yerbabuena and La Moneta. More information […]

Ten Places to Enjoy Live Music in Madrid

The Guardian Travel supplement offers ten good (and varied) places to enjoy Live Music in Madrid. They include: Cardamomo (Flamenco)Café La Palma (Mix) Populart (Jazz) Las Tablas (Flamenco) Honky Tonk (Rock) El Junco Jazz Club (Jazz) Las Carboneras (Flamenco) Café Central (Jazz) Clamores (Jazz, Flamenco, Pop, Folk and World music) Sol y Sombra (Jazz, Soul, […]

2007 Festival de Otoño

For the 24th year running the Festival de Otoño returns to Madrid. A combination of music, theatre, dance and circus from around the world will entertain visitors and Madrileños for the coming 5 weeks. The event runs from the 15th October to the 18th November and is held is venues across the city. The Theatre […]

Veranos de la Villa – Madrid’s Summer Festival

I must apologise to regular visitors to this blog for not having written an article for a while but I have been quite busy with work and developing my other website – Marketing Tom. Because of that I failed to write up about one of the big events in Madrid’s calendar, the Veranos de la […]

Madrid Flamenco Recommendations from the Independent

The Independent newspaper yesterday published an interesting article by Chris Sullivan, where he explores Madrid’s Flamenco scene. He was even lucky enough to meet up with Joaquín Cortés, Spain’s most famous flamenco dancer – well, it looks like this opportunity to meet him was the main reason he went to Madrid. He recounts his experience […]

On a Summer’s Day It Has To Be Días de Verano

Driving to work this morning, with the sun shining brightly, there was only one song that I fancied playing: Amaral’s Días de Verano (or Summer Days). I know the song is not from this year but who cares – my kids and wife love it! Click the YouTube video below to enjoy!

I Love Paris (in Madrid!)

On the 13th, 14th and 15th April, 2007 the Madrid Players are putting on a show called I Love Paris Spring Revue. According to their blog, I Love Paris: is a tribute to the music of the City of Lights: by the American composers who fell under her spell, and the French artistes who have […]

Rolling Stones to Announce Tour Dates

If you’re a Rolling Stones fan, you may want to listen out for a press conference that they will give on Thursday, 22nd March. It has been rumoured that they will play the Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid on the 28th June, 2007. Watch out for more news tomorrow. **UPDATE**The Rolling Stones have confirmed that they […]

December Suggestions from Metrópoli

Metrópoli has a really good guide to what you can do in Madrid this December – it is in Spanish, though. They have come up with 150 suggestions for what you can do in the coming weeks – eat, drink, be merry and much more. Interestingly, they have broken them down into 15 categories – […]

Christmas Programme for Madrid

If you’d like an "exhaustive" programme of activities on in Madrid this Christmas, download [pdf] the esMadrid magazine. Be aware this is quite a "beefy" 8MB pdf!!

Pereza to Play Nuevo Teatro Alcalá in November

One of Madrid’s hottest bands – and definitely one of my favourites – has announced 3 dates for concerts in Madrid’s Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. Pereza will play on the 20th, 21st and 22nd November and tickets can be bought from Fnac, Carrefour (Supermarket) and Tick Tack Ticket – I’m sure tickets will go very quickly.

Amaral and Keane Play Las Ventas

This is very short notice but if you’re in Madrid tonight (15th June, 2006) you really should consider going to see, what should be, a great concert in Las Ventas (the bullring). My favourite Spanish band Amaral (of the moment) will be playing alongside Keane as part of MTV day. Tickets only cost 20 Euros […]

Franz Ferdinand Signs Up For MetroRock

On the 23rd and 25th June, 2006 Madrid hosts its own rock/pop festival, MetroRock. Artists from both Spain and internationally will converge on Parque Juan Carlos and perform on their two stages. The headline band this year will be Franz Ferdinand, who just signed up to perform. Other artists include: Paul Weller, The Charlatans, Gecko […]

El Barberillo de Lavapiés at the Teatro de la Zarzuela

According to Wikipedia Zarzuela: "..is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre, which alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating dances." Indeed, some of Spain’s most important opera singers, like Placido Domingo and Montserrat Caballe, have all done Zarzuela. Domingo will actually be playing a lead role this summer in a zarzuela production in Madrid. The […]