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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    PLEASEEEE
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    2018 New Music

    Drenge EP 'Autonomy' 5 October 2018. Not really digging this single at all, but hopefully another tour is on the horizon.
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    Secret sets 2018

    I'm going for Bring Me The Horizon. A single release / tour announcement over the R&L weekend seems like a goer and I'm sure it's been suggested on here in the past.
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    Nine Inch Nails

    At Mad Cool Trent said it was their last show in Europe, maybe ever. I hope it was tongue in cheek.
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    Mad Cool 2018

    I had a very enjoyable festival and have come away with mostly very positive thoughts. To start off, THE BAD - The entry queues on Thursday were, as everyone's said, big. I can't complain as I lucked out with a spot toward the front of the queue and was ushered in by security after just 20 or so minutes after arriving. I totally understand why so many people were frustrated with it as I heard reports of ~90 minute wait to get in. No shade, water facilities and toilets nearby was an oversight too. - The large queues at some of the bars on the Thursday was frustrating too. This is down to the bar systems failing, which I heard from others had happened at other points during the day (the bar staff were handing out of plenty of ice for free for whoever asked though). - The VIP area was clearly too large. I actually appreciated how it only restricted access to one side of the stage rather than the entirety of the front of stage like many golden circle areas do at gigs. But yeah, it looked absolutely ridiculous at times and the organisers surely must agree. THE GOOD - Probably the best set of live performances I've seen over a weekend at a festival. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Tame Impala were stunning but I really don't think I saw anything I'd consider bad. It lived up to the billing. Probably my favourites excluding the obvious big hitters, were The Big Moon and Coro Novoa. - The screens at the two biggest stages, and the sound at every stage, was brilliant. You could be a considerable distance away from a stage and still see and hear it all. I said it earlier but The Loop was an amazing stage. Tame Impala's visuals were incredible to see. Got me imagining how mind-blowing King Giz would be on there. - After the Thursday, I didn't queue for more than 10 minutes for drinks at any point. The bar at the Thunder Bitch stage was always quiet and the bars nearby were equally quick and painless. I timed it as to not meet the mass migration after a big act had just finished and it worked out perfectly. The amount of spirits you could get for €16 was great value. - The 'alternating two main stage' setup worked very well. You couldn't see a run of two acts both in the pits at the front, but if you opted for a far back spot for one, you could easily get a great spot for the next. I easily got to the front of the stage for Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails by doing it. - The festival was pretty accessible by train and the bus journey to Colon was quick and cheap for three nights. I thought aesthetically the festival looked wonderful and the weather was brilliant too. I thought the fake grass was a great idea although I know some people got some static shocks from it. TL;DR some organisational issues on the first day but stellar music, sound, weather and quick service meant I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. I'd definitely consider going back again if the lineup was somehow as good.
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

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    Football 18/19

    That 5 year glow up tho
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    Mad Cool 2018

    NIN. Incredible. Will post more thoughts when I've recovered, this picture I snapped probably tells it better than I could anyway:
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    Mad Cool 2018

    The Loop is incredible.
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    Mad Cool 2018

    You tease! First time seeing NIN too. I haven't been checking their setlists so I'm gonna go in pretty much blind.
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    Mad Cool 2018

    Apart from the Massive Attack situation I had another great day. Didnt queue for a drink anywhere longer than 10 minutes. My two favourites, Queens and NIN, are just a few hours away. Cannot wait!
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    Mad Cool 2018

    lmao i just waited that entire time for Massive Attack
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    Mad Cool 2018

    Walked straight in without any delays. Just got my first beers in without queueing either.
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    Mad Cool 2018

    It's really disappointing to see so many unhappy reports. I think I lucked out a fair bit by getting into the site after just 20ish minutes in the queue. Was on site eating some lovely curry noodles by the time Slaves started. I watched Toundra while waiting for a drink (waited 30 minutes then the systems went down!) but they sounded great. I watched about half of Fidlar and then onto Durand Jones & The Indicators who both surprised me. Really enjoyable. Was close to the front for Tame Impala and it was incredible. What a band. Be surprised if even NIN will top it. Pearl Jam were superb too and by this point I had over indulged considerably so I had no issues with dancing away so very far away from the stage. Kasabian were good but my feet had long given up. Biggest fuck up was getting the wrong bus home and having a lovely 5km walk back to our apartment. At least we got to see the Bernabau en route . My feet are in pieces but very funny in hindsight. Hope everyone has a better day today.
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    Mad Cool 2018

    State of Love and Trust tho
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    Mad Cool 2018

    Have a great festival everyone!
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Well remembered. Hopefully will see them at Reading if I can drag my mates in early enough to see them.
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    2019 festival

    Their comeback was also a hoax also.
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    2019 festival

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    Wireless 2018

    It would have been if Drake had actually done a headline set. I thought the setlist.fm page was incomplete, but no, he really did perform just 6 songs in a 20 minute performance. Khaled fans got shafted big time.
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    Wireless 2018

    What even?
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    Lineup 2018

    They'll have a DJ on the Alternative Stage after the headliners but it's usually absolutely rammed. Nothing like what Leeds have.
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    Football 18/19

    I for one am sick and tired of the Harry Maguire and Lionel Messi debate. Can’t we just enjoy them both for what they are?!
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    Lineup 2018

    He also admitted Panic! At The Disco aren't even really headlining. Kendrick will close both sites, and probably get longer sets too.
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