One of Madrid’s biggest venues to hear music (and see sporting events and much more), the WiZink center can host about 15,500 people for concerts. With huge acts playing there like Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ricky Martin and Metallica, it’s a good job this place is huge.
Cafe La Palma is a cool spot located in the hip Malasaña neighborhood which hosts concerts, open mic nights and art exhibitions. Frequented by students, hipsters and rockers, this spot is perfect if you’re in search of a low-key live music scene. Entrance prices are typically reasonable too, under 10 euros in many cases.
A bar, nightclub and concert hall, La Riviera hosts smaller concerts and shows. You’ll often find appearances by Spanish bands, but also concerts from international artists like Jamie Cullum. The venue also hosts many parties and events and is known for being a top nightlife spot in Madrid.
Another spot in Madrid, this time dedicated to funk, soul and jazz, Sala Clamores showcases plenty of local and international acts. If jazz isn’t your thing, there’s also DJ sessions and of course, a fully-stocked bar.