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The Mad Cool Festival takes place July 6-10 in Madrid, Spain, and the lineup is truly stacked: from headliners like Metallica, Jack White, Muse, Florence + The Machine, The Killers, alt-J, and more, Mad Cool will be hosting major performances from Glass Animals, The War On Drugs, CHVRCHES, Two Door Cinema Club, Carly Rae Jepsen, Deftones, Modest Mouse and many more.
British rock trio Foals, who are also celebrating the release of their excellent seventh album, will be on stage on Thursday 7 July. life is yours, today (June 17). The band’s new album is meant for a late-night dance party—perfect for a music festival; it will fit in well with the unforgettable atmosphere of Mad Cool. The foals have indeed already played at the Mad Cool festival in 2017 and had nothing but positive things to say about the event.
During this conversation, frontman Yannis Philippakis praises Mad Cool’s diverse lineup. “There are a lot of good groups. It’s not like in other countries where a large part of the music scene is being progressively excluded from the perceived appeal of the festival,” he says.
Not only foals are eager to try new life is yours tracks at Mad Cool, they are delighted to be back on the festival circuit in Europe. “It’s a great atmosphere playing in Spain, but I’m just happy to be back in Europe and playing in Europe,” he added. “It’ll be great.”
Ahead of the highly anticipated Foals set at Mad Cool 2022, Result spoke to frontman Yannis Philippakis about the joys of performing in Spain, the most eye-catching bands on the lineup, and more. Listen to the full Mad Cool Festival preview podcast with Foals’ Yannis Philippakis above, and you can follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all of our shows.