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  1. McCallion

    Mad Cool 2018

    I remember Foals playing to a pit with 3 or 4 people in it last year. Very odd. Looks awful for the band on film as well.
  2. McCallion

    Mad Cool 2018

    Other major festivals manage with out a VIP area of this scale (Werchter had an almost identical lineup with no VIP pits). In fact, Mad Cool is the only major festival I can think of that limits entry to the front of the stages based on ticket type. I think VIP is a great idea but the second it interferes with the live experience I have a problem.
  3. McCallion

    Mad Cool 2018

    Yeah, this happened last year as well. Security saw people jumping the fence and did nothing about it, largely because there wasn't enough of them to cope with it
  4. McCallion

    Mad Cool 2018

    It's a shame to read some of these criticisms of the festival, particularly as they're largely the same ones I had when I attended last year. Was hoping for a major improvement going forwards and it's a shame these teething problems don't seem to have been addressed. For a Live Nation festival you do expect things to be a little slicker.
  5. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    I thought it was just a trap to get all the English people in one place! Haha!
  6. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    Ere we go. Top 5 No. 1 - David Byrne. Knew very few of his songs going in but my god was that a show! Reinvented the concert! No. 2 - Nick Cave. Spiritual experience! No. 3 - Nine Inch Nails. Got to the barrier, my mate somehow got side of stage the jammy bastard! Amazing energy. No. 4 - Franz Ferdinad. Never seen Klub C that energized. Belgium winning mid set probably helped! No. 5 - Idles. Raw, exciting and the "fun band" that I needed after George Ezra Bottom 5 No. 1 - The Vaccines No. 2 - The Script No. 3 - The Kooks No. 4 - Alice In Chains No. 5 - CHVRCHES All in all an amazing edition (particularly the Sunday). Shame the indoor stages were often "lock ins" but I had an amazing festival. The Hive Resort was fantastic, army tents brilliant and facilities wonderful.
  7. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    +1 to this, had em every day! Haha!
  8. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    Quick question folks, does anyone know how much cigarettes are at the festival? I'm a none smoker but one of my friends is and is wondering whether to stockpile or just buy at the festival. Cheers
  9. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2019

    My guess would be... Metallica Kendrick Lamar Editors / Florence & The Machine Muse (... but I'm always wrong!)
  10. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    You need to take a bus from the station outside the airport to Charleroi Sud train station, then take a train to Brussels Central, then one to Leuven. You can then get the shuttle bus to Rock Werchter. The only part that isn't included in the free train ticket is the first airport bus, you will have to pay for this at the airport. Journey should take a couple of hours.
  11. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    Holy crap, the Barn is looking huge! Practically an arena this year! Haha
  12. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    Good news for some people here I think: NEW! After the end of every festival day, a shuttle bus runs from the Leuven train station to the Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels South (Midi) train stations. The shuttle bus leaves every night at 2.30 a.m. Book your tickets in advance: https://goo.gl/crfgFd #RW18 Man, that bus is gonna be a shit show! Haha!
  13. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    In 2016 there was a downpour and the festival dealt with it soooo well. Sand all across the festival site so the mud didn't become a problem. They handled it really well
  14. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    They were going to do that last year and had to cancel it at the last minute due to health and safety concerns. The whole thing was a bit of a piss take tbh
  15. McCallion

    Rock Werchter 2018

    I've been the last 3 years. 2015 was unbelievably sunny and hot, 2016 was rain and floods, 2017 was 50/50. So it really is pot luck! haha
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