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100,000+ for first Download Madrid

The inaugural Spanish edition of the famed rock/metal festival was welcomed by a community 'crying out for an event of this magnitude in the capital', says LN Spain

By IQ on 27 Jun 2017

Download Madrid 2017, Live Nation Spain

More than 100,000 people attended the first Download Madrid

image © Live Nation Espana

More than 100,000 people attended last weekend’s inaugural Download Madrid, exceeding the expectations of Live Nation Spain and cementing the event as one of Spain’s “rock and metal festivals of reference”, says the promoter.

Download Madrid was announced last October alongside the French edition of Lollapalooza, and joins a string of new festivals launched in the Spanish capital over the past two years, including Live Nation’s Mad Cool and Glaciar Music’s Utopía.

Taking place at the Caja Mágica (‘Magic Box’) stadium from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 June, festival performers included Linkin Park, System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch and 58 other acts playing across four stages on more than 35,000m² of artificial turf.

Following the successful debut, “the Caja Mágica,” reads a release from Live Nation Spain, “has become the meeting place for an audience that cried out for a rock/metal event of this magnitude in the capital.”

The festival will return in 2018.


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