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  1. Mad Cool 2018

    If you search Espacio Mad Cool on google maps it's here... and I think the announcement might be tomorrow, but it wasn't 100% clear so I'll still be checking at 11:00!
  2. Rock Werchter 2018

    At least we're back up and running again! Last year once the announcements started again in January they were every week without fail until the full poster was out so hopefully the same again! I can't help but think they could've been announced weeks ago though... but maybe this means we'll be getting another one Friday, possibly a name they couldn't announce today... Jack Whites meant to be announced for Mad Cool tomorrow
  3. Lineup 2018

    I don't know if an image has been posted but that's the sort of layout it would be, as @Gucci Piggy says. Personally I think it's brilliant, and works perfectly, I even saw The XX waiting at the side of the stage at Lollapalooza watching the end of Foos before they started playing You can get a few more acts on the main stage because there's no changeover time, and it doesn't really require too much extra room, the same space (more or less) is used for the crowd, you just need the extra stage. The other thing it's great for is if a headliners due to be on at say 22:00, then the sub is likely on 19:30-20:45 to allow changeover (give or take). But now that slot can be for the third down and the subs playing in the dark right upto 22:00! which massively improved the atmosphere at the festivals I've been to with this structure. I wouldn't think this means there'll be six bonafide headliners, but maybe stronger subs because they'd effectively be last on MS2, whereas third down is subbing MS1. If it does happen I can't really see a drawback, other than maybe more clashes between the mainS and the other tents. I'd definitely be more inclined to part with money for a ticket if this is the layout!
  4. Mad Cool 2018

    So, who's excited to visit Madrid?
  5. Rock Werchter 2018

    If anyones booking the EuroStar for this we've just booked ours, in November you could only book upto February so we thought we'd be waiting until March, but you can book up to the week after Rock Werchter now. Just paid £78 return Wed-Mon and it says there's only a few seats available on certain journeys before the prices go up!
  6. YNOT Festival 2018

    Yeah I can see R&L getting them again, other than Arctic Monkeys it seems to be the band people are hounding them for the most on Twitter. I don't know if there's anything to go by from this space theme on the recent images but either way The Prodigy might be a potential contender, I think they'd definitely go down well and I'm not sure they're any bigger now than Noel, Stereophonics etc. who they've had recently. Depends if they go big on the guitar band, I'm guessing The Libertines still aren't cheap, even doing the smaller fests. I'm not convinced I'll be going yet, but if they've moved to a new location that they're looking to increase each year upto 2020 and potentially be looking to make up for last year it could be quite a strong 3. Chemical Brothers could be another option for the dance headliner (if they have one), they're doing Boardmasters, or maybe even Alt-J.
  7. YNOT Festival 2018

    I'd like to see them there, one of those bands that I don't really listen to in my spare time but are very good live (I think next time will be the tenth!). But they sub headlined in 2016 so may be a little early for a return, and haven't done R&L since 2015, so with a new album on the way I'd think a higher slot there may be more likely, they might even sub headline there nowadays.
  8. Mad Cool 2018

    I think if I got to see Pearl Jam, Kasabian, Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes and MGMT it would the strongest day at a festival I've ever done! Hopefully will be able catch Justice/Sampha too but that's probably a little greedy, and that's without the 20+ acts that yet to be announced that day. Hoping next weeks announcement fills the Friday out a bit, obviously got two headliners to come but there's only 2-3 I'd like to see at the moment.
  9. Rock Werchter 2018

    It looks as though that was a decision by Mad Cool rather than a request of an artist, their CM said they didn't want to increase the price/sell out and then announce acts the same week. The general consensus was if it was going to be one of the two missing headliners it wasn't going to be Arctic Monkeys anyway, so it might not affect a Rock Werchter announcement. Considering they said MID January today might fall into that category, but if not you'd imagine we can pretty much guarantee news next week
  10. Mad Cool 2018

    Yeah I'm doing the same, already been told be the Mrs. I can leave her in the hotel Also making the same assumptions that the best we can hope for is being in Spain when Spain make the final, the England players will be home before we leave for Mad Cool!
  11. Benicassim (FIB) 2018

    You do realise exclusively means Spain? I don't see why it's such a wild theory to assume Arctic Monkeys might only play one Spanish festival this year, like most headliners do. If they do two, I'd have thought Primavera are the more likely second given that it's six weeks before MC/Beni, I really can't see them doing two Spanish dates two weekends in a row.
  12. Mad Cool 2018

    All gone!
  13. Mad Cool 2018

    I'm reluctant to argue really, because it makes me look stupid for believing it if it turns out it's not happening When I first heard it was them two, I thought it was a bit ambitious, but over the last 5-6 weeks there's been a lot of hints/rumours pointing towards this pair. At this point if it isn't Arctic Monkeys I'm really struggling to think who else it could be that fits into the clues given. I don't see any reason for them to go weak on the Friday just because the tickets will have sold out (FYI this is the 3 day tickets, around 20-25,000 day tickets are yet to go on sale), and anyway they wouldn't have known these would sell out so quickly when booking headliners. I don't suppose there's anything concrete to go on, and as I say until it's on the poster I'm not 100% buying it's JW/AM, but I'd certainly be more surprised if their name isn't there come the end of the month than if it was.
  14. Mad Cool 2018

    What makes you so confident they aren't playing? There's a few reasons they are rumoured... hints this 'Bar Tool' offered out a while ago which pointed towards them, the fact they are meant to be announcing their return in January and certain festivals (MC, NOS, Rock Werchter, TRNSMT) look to be delaying for someone, there's a lot of rumours online as well with Mad Cool being mentioned. Personally I've always felt Jack White/Arctic Monkeys coheadline is very strong, perhaps too strong, but it does seem like that's what they've booked. I will be slightly sceptical until it's their in black and white on the poster though.