Some thought that the announcement of the celebration of the Mad Cool Sunset, a new festival of the Mad Cool brand that will take place in September, could endanger DCODE, the event par excellence of the Madrid festival. But its organizers are the same (Live Nation), and they have decided that there will be a new edition (the tenth, postponed since 2020 due to the pandemic) where always, the Campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, on September 17.
It will be an intensive day of sixteen hours of live music (other years there have been two days) in the University City, which will start at noon to make the most of what will be one of the best plans of the most anticipated summer.
One of the essentials of DCODE will be the concert that Deluxe will offer exclusively this 2022 for the festival.
History of music, the group signed great songs during its career, such as the emblematic 'Que no', considered one of the 200 best national pop-rock songs by the Spanish edition of Rolling Stone magazine. From his native Coruña, Xoel López with Deluxe built bridges with the British bands of the moment and created his own sound that will sound again, just for one day, at DCODE.
Together with Deluxe, Crystal Fighters, The Kooks will perform with a very special show where they will review their greatest hits, Years
They will also be at DCODE 2022 Viva Sweden, one of the main names of national independent rock, Xoel López solo, on the tenth anniversary of the release of 'Atlántico' (2012), his first solo album, the end of the Spanish phase of 'Tropical Jesus', the new tour by Carlos Sadness, the unique fusion of styles of Fuel Fandango, the energetic Shinova and the festive and electronic proposal of Delaporte, who will play the hits of their latest albums, the LP 'Las Montañas ' and the EP 'April'.
The line-up is closed by the American Sir Chloe, the intimate and forceful music of Madrid's St Woods, the groundbreaking urban rock of Goa, the young London singer-songwriter raised in Australia and star of the trendy social network, TikTok, Thomas Headon, the jewel of the British underground The K's, Abby Roberts, one of the undisputed queens of the internet, and Molina Molina, the brand new solo project of Pepe Molina, leader of the Granada band Voynich.
Programming dedicated to the little DCODERS within DCODE KIDS will also not be lacking in DCODE 2022, which will be announced in the coming weeks. It will include games, activities and musical performances designed exclusively for them in a comfortable and well-cared space where parents and children can also rest and recharge their batteries. The FOODLAND gastronomic area also returns to DCODE, with a varied offer of food trucks that includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Tickets for DCODE 2022 will go on sale this Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. at www.dcodefest.com, www.livenation.es and Ticketmaster.es with special launch prices and for a limited time: €39 (expenses) general tickets and €104 (expenses) VIP tickets. VIP tickets allow priority access to the venue and the use of the VIP area, which has a bar, its own restaurant area and a raised platform with privileged views. Starting tomorrow, the public will be able to top up their cashless wristband with €30 (expenses) to buy food and drinks.
On the other hand, DCODE has also announced that it continues to expand and strengthen ECODE, its long-term sustainability plan promoted since 2015. Aligned with Live Nation Entertainment's global sustainability charter, the festival organization commits in this edition to the separation of waste to guarantee correct recycling and the implementation of a strategy to gradually achieve its reduction in the coming years, an objective supervised by a team of expert technicians. It will also take measures to ensure energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, accessibility for all, the minimum use of plastic and support for the local economy. DCODE also expands its commitment to healthy and sustainable eating, will provide attendees with access to drinking water and will once again have an information and help point against harassment.
Radio 3 will be the official media outlet for DCODE 2022 and MondoSonoro will participate as a collaborating media outlet.
THIS WILL BE DCODE 2022 in its tenth edition:
DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Complutense University Campus of Madrid
POSTER IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER: ABBY ROBERTS, CARLOS SADNESS, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, DELAPORTE, DELUXE, FUEL FANDANGO, GOA, MAXÏMO PARK, MOLINA MOLINA, SHINOVA, SIR CHLOE, ST WOODS, THE HIVES, THE K´S, THE KOOKS, THOMAS HEADON , VIVA SUECIA, XOEL LÓPEZ AND YEARS
TICKET SALE: Starting Wednesday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. at www.dcodefest.com, www.livenation.es and Ticketmaster.es.
PRICES: General tickets: €39 (expenses) / VIP tickets: €104 (expenses)