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I'll be arriving in Barcelona on Monday and probably try to catch the show for The Men that evening. I'm guessing it'll be possible to pickup wristbands for the fest that evening? Also, any recommendations for good bars/restaurants near the fest?

Also, does Sunday usually have anything worth sticking around for shows? I was possibly doing a day trip to Montserrat Sunday, but if there's enough going on I might switch it to another day. Thanks in advance!

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7 hours ago, ThisIsHappening said:

I'll be arriving in Barcelona on Monday and probably try to catch the show for The Men that evening. I'm guessing it'll be possible to pickup wristbands for the fest that evening? Also, any recommendations for good bars/restaurants near the fest?

Also, does Sunday usually have anything worth sticking around for shows? I was possibly doing a day trip to Montserrat Sunday, but if there's enough going on I might switch it to another day. Thanks in advance!

The Sunday afternoon and evening lineup are on the official site. Both are in town and very good lineups this year. Atmosphere is great.

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2 hours ago, JedTheHumanoid said:

You can add Lykke Li to the list of upcomng releases, just announced new album is out June 8th

Nice one Jed. Was gonna say it's after the festival but on reflection think you're right to mention stuff just after which may leak or premiere early.

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15 minutes ago, timeforheroes said:

Nice one Jed. Was gonna say it's after the festival but on reflection think you're right to mention stuff just after which may leak or premiere early.

new LL songs sound trash on first listen. Think I heard trap on one!

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1 hour ago, xxialac said:

new LL songs sound trash on first listen. Think I heard trap on one!

Yeah, didn't like them either at first listen.

I really liked her previous albums, so a bit disappointed at these singles. Hope the rest are better

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6 minutes ago, JedTheHumanoid said:

Yeah, didn't like them either at first listen.

I really liked her previous albums, so a bit disappointed at these singles. Hope the rest are better

I've finally worked it out. It's the production that is unbearably bad.

The melodies are alright but the production is like something from a tacky chart hit. And the rapping, please God no...

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On 4/18/2018 at 8:35 AM, xxialac said:

Father John Misty has two new songs. Bit underwhelmed by them at first listen, feels like re-treading too much old territory, but might be growers.

Regardless, he's a spellbinding performer.

I've changed my mind. Although they're obviously McCartney-influenced, they're fantastically sung as ever and very well crafted.

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14 hours ago, ThisIsHappening said:

I'll be arriving in Barcelona on Monday and probably try to catch the show for The Men that evening. I'm guessing it'll be possible to pickup wristbands for the fest that evening? Also, any recommendations for good bars/restaurants near the fest?

Also, does Sunday usually have anything worth sticking around for shows? I was possibly doing a day trip to Montserrat Sunday, but if there's enough going on I might switch it to another day. Thanks in advance!

You won't need your wristband for that show, your ticket will do.

 

There's more going on, on the Sunday than the Tuesday or Wednesday. 

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9 minutes ago, Declan said:

You won't need your wristband for that show, your ticket will do.

 

There's more going on, on the Sunday than the Tuesday or Wednesday. 

Yeah good advice. Go to Montserrat on Tuesday.

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Someone on the official forum seemed to suggest an Australian daytime showcase and would be part of that?

I've no idea who that is to be honest 

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13 minutes ago, daviddaviddaviddavid said:

Really looking forward to his set.

Me too, he has sort of a Joy Division wibe which I love.

Seems like he'd be great as a late night small stage set, kinda like operators were last year (one of the better shows I saw last year)

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On 4/19/2018 at 8:49 AM, JedTheHumanoid said:

You can add Lykke Li to the list of upcomng releases, just announced new album is out June 8th

Also Jorja Smith's debut, same date.

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how did the Unexpected thing work last year then? How man acts/what times? I went in 2016 but missed last year so am very intrigued. 

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4 minutes ago, rhg_99 said:

how did the Unexpected thing work last year then? How man acts/what times? I went in 2016 but missed last year so am very intrigued. 

I think it was just Arcade Fire, Mogwai and Haim last year. The first two were on early evening, about 7/8 and Haim were on pretty late on the Saturday night. I wasn't aware of the Arcade Fire one until I was on site but I think it was announced an hour or two before it happened, Mogwai and Haim seemed to be pretty well known, I certainly knew about them before going to the festival each day but I'm not sure when they were officially confirmed. 

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5 minutes ago, kingcrawler said:

I think it was just Arcade Fire, Mogwai and Haim last year. The first two were on early evening, about 7/8 and Haim were on pretty late on the Saturday night. I wasn't aware of the Arcade Fire one until I was on site but I think it was announced an hour or two before it happened, Mogwai and Haim seemed to be pretty well known, I certainly knew about them before going to the festival each day but I'm not sure when they were officially confirmed. 

okay thanks. How were they announced, social media?

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5 minutes ago, rhg_99 said:

okay thanks. How were they announced, social media?

Yes and on the App. Arcade Fire was ridiculously short notice.

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42 minutes ago, xxialac said:

Yes and on the App. Arcade Fire was ridiculously short notice.

cool thanks man, I'll be sure to download the app. We're expecting set-times in the next week or two yeah? I seem to remember Pitchfork tend to announce who's playing their stage first

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There's quite a few artists doing All Points East who could potentially do Unexpected with the exception of maybe Courtney Barnett (her UK dates probably rule her out) 

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