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This is the best lineup I have ever seen so it is really hard for me to decide this. Bolded are must sees.

Thursday: Tame Impala, Justice, Fleet Foxes, MGMT,Pearl Jam, Kasabian (if they don't conflict with Justice), Leon Bridges, Washed Out

Friday: Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Franz Ferdinand, Odesza, Sofi Tukker, Real Estate, Ofenbach

Saturday: Jack Johnson, QOTSA, NIN, Depeche Mode, Glass Animals, Portugal The Man,  if they don't conflict: Kaleo, LP, Rag'N Bone Man, Richie Hawtin

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12 hours ago, Gucci Piggy said:

Ah man didn't even clock that Spain's semi (if they top their group) are on the Wednesday night. Perfect.

Cool, a reason more to arrive on Wednesday already.

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Puts into context how great of a lineup this is for me when I'm telling my mates that the 'weakest' day has Queens of the Stone Age, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails playing.

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I know that the lineup is already awesome, but do you think that Royal Blood could end up playing there? They didn't play last year, even though they played quite a few gigs in that area at that time. It'd be a great addition, and they haven't announced any tour dates at that time of the year yet.

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7 minutes ago, polnico said:

I know that the lineup is already awesome, but do you think that Royal Blood could end up playing there? They didn't play last year, even though they played quite a few gigs in that area at that time. It'd be a great addition, and they haven't announced any tour dates at that time of the year yet.

Looking at the clashfinder that was made by arcuse (few pages back in this thread), I would say there's little room for an act of that size. Otherwise some acts might end up on smaller stages than they deserve. 

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15 minutes ago, polnico said:

I know that the lineup is already awesome, but do you think that Royal Blood could end up playing there? They didn't play last year, even though they played quite a few gigs in that area at that time. It'd be a great addition, and they haven't announced any tour dates at that time of the year yet.

Ruled out by Bar Tool.

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There were talks of it coming tomorrow. I guess AM will be announcing a bunch of dates at once, so I'm sure, whatever day it's announced, we'll hear of their Wertcher / Primavera dates before being confirmed by the usual Mad Cool announcements later in the day. 

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To wait til tomorrow, another Spanish band so talented on Mad Cool's lineup... Congratulations to the team booking acts... 

 

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2 hours ago, JSmurphy said:

There were talks of it coming tomorrow. I guess AM will be announcing a bunch of dates at once, so I'm sure, whatever day it's announced, we'll hear of their Wertcher / Primavera dates before being confirmed by the usual Mad Cool announcements later in the day. 

Primavera is announcing the lineup on January 29, so I honestly don't expect AM to be announced for Mad Cool (or any other festival) before this date

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The suspense is killing me. One more question. Can anyone tell me is puerta del sol a good location to stay. I've booked there for a week

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On 1/19/2018 at 6:30 PM, Arabella said:

 

Sounds good, thanks!

We're actually planning on staying for a week, so we wanted something close to the centre since we'll have plenty of time to also visit the city. 

Is any of you staying there after the festival too? 

Sadly I'm flying back on Sunday evening. I was pleasantly surprised by Madrid during my first visit last year. Really loved the city and would love to have a bit more time to sightsee again but it's back to work on the Monday. Which will be "interesting".

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2 hours ago, Arabella said:

Primavera is announcing the lineup on January 29, so I honestly don't expect AM to be announced for Mad Cool (or any other festival) before this date

I think the logic goes the other way - Arctics are announcing next week so it seems unlikely they'll be at Primavera 

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12 minutes ago, the wonderwhy said:

I think the logic goes the other way - Arctics are announcing next week so it seems unlikely they'll be at Primavera 

That's reasonable too. But I see people are pretty confident about their presence at Primavera, even though I didn't understand if this confidence is based on first-hand info or just guessing

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2 hours ago, SPTFRE said:

Sadly I'm flying back on Sunday evening. I was pleasantly surprised by Madrid during my first visit last year. Really loved the city and would love to have a bit more time to sightsee again but it's back to work on the Monday. Which will be "interesting".

I did that after nos last year. Not making that mistake again. Booked off the monday and Tuesday today 

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Does anyone remember - I think I read somewhere that another (small) package of tickets will become available again at some point in the future. The festival wants to limit black market and reselling at much higher prices or something along those lines it was if I remember correctly... Does anyone have any info on that? Thanks.

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I'm a little late to this....but holy crap that lineup is insane! Even though 3 days passes have sold out, I assume one could buy 2 (or 3) day passes...right?

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3 hours ago, clasher said:

Does anyone remember - I think I read somewhere that another (small) package of tickets will become available again at some point in the future. The festival wants to limit black market and reselling at much higher prices or something along those lines it was if I remember correctly... Does anyone have any info on that? Thanks.

I believe the community manager for Mad Cool had mentioned around 2,000 passes becoming available around April/May. With the quality of the lineup though and the number of potential conflicts, the $500 for VIP is pretty reasonable. 

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5 hours ago, Sasperella said:

I'm a little late to this....but holy crap that lineup is insane! Even though 3 days passes have sold out, I assume one could buy 2 (or 3) day passes...right?

Yes, that's no problem at all.

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5 minutes ago, JSmurphy said:

Hmm looks like no announcement today then.

Bit early to conclude that. Especially if it is a big name that might just announce an entire (world) tour. 

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1 hour ago, JSmurphy said:

Hmm looks like no announcement today then.

I don't expect any new announcement until Arctic Monkeys makes their own announcement for a single or a tour like Jack White did. After Jack White's own announcement for his single, album and U.S. tour, all european festivals made the announcement on the same day. Jack White also made a facebook post about it:

New European festival dates announced:
Rock Werchter (Belgium) // July 7
Mad Cool Festival (Spain) // July 13
Nos Alive (Portugal) // July 14
Ilosaarirock Festival (Finland) // July 15

Mad Cool and other festivals like Rock Werchter are either waiting for Arctic Monkeys to make their own announcement first or are waiting a confirmation from AM's management. According to AM US fan page, Arctic Monkeys didn't have any control over U.S. festivals announcement schedule so they let Firefly to announce early.

The only thing that is certain is that (according to Bar Tool) we will have the last announcement in 9 days and we will see the full lineup at the end of January.

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11 minutes ago, birchtree29 said:

I don't expect any new announcement until Arctic Monkeys makes their own announcement for a single or a tour like Jack White did. After Jack White's own announcement for his single, album and U.S. tour, all european festivals made the announcement on the same day. Jack White also made a facebook post about it:

New European festival dates announced:
Rock Werchter (Belgium) // July 7
Mad Cool Festival (Spain) // July 13
Nos Alive (Portugal) // July 14
Ilosaarirock Festival (Finland) // July 15

Mad Cool and other festivals like Rock Werchter are either waiting for Arctic Monkeys to make their own announcement first or are waiting a confirmation from AM's management. According to AM US fan page, Arctic Monkeys didn't have any control over U.S. festivals announcement schedule so they let Firefly to announce early.

The only thing that is certain is that (according to Bar Tool) we will have the last announcement in 9 days and we will see the full lineup at the end of January.

There was a rumour that AM are dropping their European dates today. I don't think it's out of the question that they won't even have the album out before early-mid Summer fests, so I wouldn't be surprised by the tour announcement coming before an announcement of new music (like with Firefly).

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4 minutes ago, Createur said:

AM are not dropping their European dates today. Next Monday it is.

Getting annoying, this... Can I ask you how you found out?

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