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  1. Benicassim (FIB) 2018

    Benicassim doesn’t belong to Catalonia. Benicassim belongs to Castellón province, that belongs to Comunidad Valenciana. Comunidad Valenciana provinces: Castellón, Valencia and Alicante Cataluña provinces: Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida and Girona.
  2. Mad Cool 2018

    Arcade Fire will play in Madrid in late April. We can rule them out.
  3. Mad Cool 2018

    Don't forget that Download Madrid (last June Weekend) is still missing one headliner... maybe it will be Muse...
  4. Pukkelpop 2018

    Highfield Festival (Germany, same PKP weekend) will release its first batch of names next tuesday December 5th.
  5. Mad Cool 2018

    It's an interesting question. My opinion is that there is a huge war between spanish festivals. In the same weekend you have BBK Live, Resurrection Fest, Cruilla Festival and Mad Cool. Besides, Download Madrid, Barcelona Rock Fest and FIB happens really close to that weekend. In 2019, Doctor Music Festival (that was the most important spanish festival in the late 90's) will come back after a 20 years hiatus in the same location (Pirineus Zone) and I'm sure that will be the same weekend (or close to that one). All spanish people ask the same question: why all festivals in the same dates?? The answer given by some CM of these festivals is that european routing of big artists obligate spanish festivals to happen first or second weekend in July. So, there is a huge war between spanish fests, so huge ammounts of money are getting payed to artists. Mad Cool is owned by Javier Arnaiz (who was one of the most important guys of LTI -BBK Live and Azkena orginzators- and by Live Nation. So some artists are booked in Europe with exclusivity by Live Nation, so it ensures that they will play Mad Cool or Download Madrid (also a LN festival). Mad Cool and BBK have huge money grants from local authoroty in Madrid and Bilbao, so that makes them have a bit of advantage with the rest of Spanish festivals. So, Mad Cool have: the experience of and Ex LTI chief, plus the financial support from Live Nation, plug huge grants from Ayutamiento de Madrid (local authority) and Comunidad de Madrid (autonomic authority) so now that the artist are more expensive than ever, they have more financial potencial to invest. I don't know if this festival is profitable, but I'm sure that their promoters are risking expending a lot of money and moving to a bigger site (80k people). The festival is growing really fast, so in a few years we will realize if they can go on with it. Madrid needed a big festival, 5 milliones people living here. I'm so happy to see it happening. Don't be worry about security or planning. These people have been working in festivals for a long time. But this is a new festival, so it's logical that they make some mistakes that a veteran festival as Werchter or Roskilde would never make.
  6. Mad Cool 2018

    Metallica is playing twice in Madrid in 2018. Can't see it happening.
  7. Mad Cool 2018

    Day splits of the bands announced so far, will be released on monday, but it will quite similar to that: THURSDAY Pearl Jam Kasabian Justice Fleet Foxes MGMT Japandroids Yo La Tengo Washed Out Sampha Gold Panda FRIDAY Massive Attack At the Drive-in Snow Patrol La MODA Real Estate Perfume Genius Ofenbach Marmozets Black Pistol Fire Morgan SATURDAY Depeche Mode Queens of the Stone Age NIN Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Future Islands Jack Johnson RagnBone Angel Stanich Black Madonna
  8. Mad Cool 2018

    Subheadliner and Third band TBA on Thursday (Kasabian will be 4th) Headliner, Subheadliner and third band TBA on Friday More than 100 names still to come.
  9. Mad Cool 2018

    http://www.foroazkenarock.com/t58201p400-mad-cool-festival-2018-qotsa-nin-brmc-at-the-drive-in-japandroids-y-morgan Bar Tool is nickname of the CM.
  10. Pukkelpop 2018

    I was expecting your reaction when I saw them announced for Mad Cool!! Your fav band, Dave!! See you in Madrid??
  11. Mad Cool 2018

    Just confirmed by Mad Cool CM: Kasabian will play on thursday, their position will be 3rd or 4th (two or three bigger acts that day)
  12. Southside / Hurricane 2018

    Wow! Are Billy Talent big enough to headline a major european festival?
  13. Mad Cool 2018

    Mad Cool CM has said that on saturday Depeche Mode, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Jack Johnson won't clash. (there will be 7 stages, but the 2 main stages they will never clash)
  14. Mad Cool 2018

    Mad Cool is missing at least 2 headliners (Depeche Mode and QOTSA play the same day) Rumours: Pearl Jam and 9 or 10 more acts being announed before december 5th and the other headliner (Arctic Monkeys??) before january 5th.
  15. Firenze Rocks

    I was last year in that festival. Worst one I've been to in my life. You can only enjoy the show if you are in the Pit. They layout of the site makes imposible to see the stage or the screens outside the huge Inner Pit. Advice: enter early and get as close as you can to the fence that separates the Pit from the rest of the people. Huge queues to get expensive beer. Best thing: Firenze is an amazing city. You can enjoy visiting it.