The Rio Babel Festival

Jun 15, 2023

Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain, is once again preparing to welcome one of the most anticipated festivals of the year: the Rio Babel Festival. This multidisciplinary event combines music, art and culture from around the world in a unique encounter that has captivated the hearts and minds of locals and visitors from all over the world. In this article, we will delve into the 2023 edition of the Rio Babel Festival, exploring its exciting programming, its cultural spaces and the enriching experience it offers attendees.

The Rio Babel Festival: A bridge between cultures and musical genres

The Rio Babel Festival has cemented its reputation as an event that celebrates cultural and musical diversity. For its 2023 edition, organizers have assembled an exciting lineup of internationally renowned artists and emerging talent representing a wide range of musical genres. From reggae and hip-hop to flamenco and electronic music, attendees will be able to immerse themselves in a musical journey that spans the entire spectrum of contemporary global music.

When is the Rio de Babel 2023 festival?

The Rio Babel 2023 festival will take place at the Caja Mágica in Madrid on June 30, July 1 and 2, 2023. This event will feature a diverse selection of international and national artists.

In past editions, Rio Babel took place at the Madrid fairgrounds and attracted more than 15,000 people. This eclectic and fun festival featured renowned artists such as Bad Bunny, Love Of Lesbian, Dorian, Fatboy Slim and Bomba Estéreo, among others.

As in previous editions, the Rio Babel festival will offer a cultural experience beyond live music. In addition to concerts, the Rio Babel 2023 lineup will also include activities related to comedy, plastic art and gastronomy.

The stages of the Rio Babel Festival: A world of sound experiences

The festival has multiple stages carefully designed to offer different sound experiences. From large-scale performances on the main stage to more intimate concerts in open-air spaces, every corner of the festival is imbued with music and energy. Attendees can discover new artists, enjoy their favorites and immerse themselves in a festive atmosphere that transcends cultural barriers.

Cultural Spaces and Live Art: A Feast for the Senses

In addition to music, the Rio Babel 2023 Festival prides itself on offering a comprehensive cultural experience. The cultural spaces will feature contemporary art exhibitions, interactive installations and live performances that fuse different artistic disciplines. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in a world of creativity and artistic expression, stimulating their senses and imagination.

Participatory Workshops and Activities: Learning and Connection

One of the distinctive features of the Rio Babel Festival is its focus on the active participation of attendees. Through a variety of workshops and interactive activities, participants can learn about different cultural traditions, explore artistic techniques and connect with people from around the world. From dance and drumming classes to international cooking workshops, the festival offers an enriching experience that goes beyond the music.

World Cuisine: A Delight for the Palate

The Rio Babel Festival is also a gastronomic paradise that reflects the cultural diversity of the event. Attendees will be able to enjoy a wide selection of food and beverage stands offering culinary delights from different parts of the world.

Rio de Babel 2023 Festival Poster


  • Morat
  • Julieta Venegas
  • Sen Senra
  • Conociendo Rusia
  • The Guapos
  • 31 FAM
  • Daniel, me estás matando


  • Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
  • Macaco
  • Guitarricadelafuente
  • Aterciopelados
  • Eskorzo
  • Mr. Kilombo
  • La Santa Cecilia
  • Tremenda Jauría


  • Jamiroquai
  • Bomba Estéreo
  • La MODA
  • Alizzz
  • Arde Bogotá
  • Son Rompe Pera
  • Colectivo Panamera
  • Peces Raros
  • Balkan Paradise Orchestra

Location and access to the festival

La Caja Mágica

Camino de Perales 23, 28041 Madrid




Línea 3: Estación San Fermín – Orcasur

Hours: De 06:00 a 01:30



Línea 23: Plaza Mayor – El Espinillo

Línea 78: Embajadores – San Fermín

Línea 123: Legazpi – Villaverde bajo

Línea 180: Legazpi – Caja Mágica

(Regular line with special schedule: only in coincidence with events at the Caja Mágica)

Línea T32: Legazpi – Mercamadrid


The Magic Box is located next to the Parque Lineal del Manzanares, in the neighborhood of San Fermín. It is easily accessible from the M-40 (south junction) and the A-4.


The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport is only 20 minutes from La Caja Mágica and about 15 kilometers from the city center. It is connected to the Festival Río Babel by Metro (Airport Station T-1, T-2 and T-3). This airport, one of the main international airports, with its modern Terminal 4 (T-4), offers connections to all cities in Spain and the world.

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