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Madrid has always been known to be a very culturally rich area. Known to host an array of festivals through the year around, the nightlife is not the sole attraction of Madrid. One will notice that most festivals in Madrid have a religious significance. But this has been rapidly changing as Madrid is now hosting to various festivals such as food festivals, music festivals, art festivals and what not. Through the year, Madrid hosts an ample number of these festivals, and hence one can plan their trip around what they are seeking to attend. The energy at these festivals is off the charts with different people coming together to celebrate the festivities. Some of the festivals in Madrid listed below are not be missed by any tourist in this area.
The first mention on this list is the International Contemporary Art Fair. For art lovers, this is an absolute must. Held in February every year for five days, the festivals showcases some of the best world art scenes. It highlights the various initiatives to be taken in world art and ways to focus on the positive impact of these initiatives. Artists from across the globe trout this festival to display or appreciate the art here. The fair also conducts other activities in relation to art such as visual arts, workshops, screenings, debates, and round table meetings. While speaking of art, one must try to catch the Madrid Design Festival held every year in the month of February over four weeks. Wishing to promote the universal language of design craftsmanship, industrial and product design, fashion, illustration, sustainability, and technology are just some of the disciplines that make up this festival.
For music lovers, Madrid has something going on throughout the year, and one can choose to visit Madrid at a particular time to catch their favorite artists. Some of the music festivals in Madrid that are not be missed are the Download Festival, the Paraíso Festival, Madrid International Jazz Festival which is the best festival of jazz in Madrid. The Download Festival in Madrid is a world known festival that takes place in June. Spread over three days the music festival is known to host artists such as Linkin Park, System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira and Mastodon and is known to have the best of rock and metal music. The Paraíso Festival in Madrid must not be missed by any person who loves electronic music. Held in June and set in the center of Madrid, this festival showcases electronic music and performing arts. With a small crowd and good service of drinks and food, this festival is a must-go for anyone. Last but not least is the International Jazz Festival in Madrid, Conducted in October every year, and held over five weeks, this is every Jazz lovers dream. International, as well as local jazz performers, arrive at this festival to showcase their talents every year. The other festivals in Madrid that one must look out for are the Mad Cool Festival, A Summer Story, Decode Festival and Mulla Fest.
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