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19 hours ago, Nicklord said:

Oh ffs, thought it was a song :lol: 

Haha, apologies for getting your hopes up. If it's any consolation, I reckon there's a solid 8 seconds of a song in there at the end. Sounds pretty tasty

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On 4-4-2018 at 1:31 PM, AndrewSmith said:

Day tickets for Pearl Jam day sold out. I thought that had already happened?

3 Day and Thursday are both sold out on VIP and GA. Still (GA and VIP) tickets available for Friday and Saturday though Festiticket implies that they're very popular so I'm guessing the festival is near selling out. I'm also kinda surprised that it took that long to sell out for the Thursday, the day where Pearl Jam is playing at NOS Alive sold out the same day? I'm concerned for to many people in a too 'small' space.

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Hello everyone, I created a setlist which includes most of the bands except the main ones. I used something called Setify so all the songs are from the latest concerts. Enjoy!

 

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I’m having a pretty tough time trying to decide on accommodations - anyone have any suggestions? 

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9 hours ago, dave0h said:

There’ll be announcements about transport soon yeah?

They said they'd communicate on that with the announcements in January lol, I hope so.. Can't imagine that they're gonna let 60-80k people just wander off on their own just like that.

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So while we wait for the stage times and accommodation...who are people's tops tips, beyond the main headliners?

For me: Re-Tros are a really fun duo, Goat Girl are getting a lot of hype and - stay with me - Dua Lipa was actually fantastic in Dublin last night and will be well worth a look, pending clashes.

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I'm still wondering if the tunnel to the IFEMA will be open and if it will be possible to walk through the IFEMA. The carparks of the IFEMA could be used for parking f.e.

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On 10/04/2018 at 8:03 AM, dave0h said:

I’m having a pretty tough time trying to decide on accommodations - anyone have any suggestions? 

I have booked hotel in Alcobendas, is it difficult to access in early morning?

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8 hours ago, avocado said:

I have booked hotel in Alcobendas, is it difficult to access in early morning?

I imagine any transport put on by Mad Cool will take you back to the centre of Madrid and not north. There seems to be a nightbus that goes up to Alcobendas from the centre, but I don't think it passes too near the festival site. You might be better off trying to get a cab or something.

https://en.redtransporte.com/madrid/autobuses-nocturnos/n-101-madrid-san-sebastian-de-los-reyes-alcobendas.html

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Hi,

Does anyone know anywhere I can sell 3 Friday day tickets for Mad Cool? Looking at selling them below face value. 

Are the wristbands required for entry or will the e-tickets be enough? Sorry for the basic questions but very hard to find any info on this.

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On 11/4/2018 at 8:01 PM, Bury420 said:

I'm still wondering if the tunnel to the IFEMA will be open and if it will be possible to walk through the IFEMA. The carparks of the IFEMA could be used for parking f.e.

IFEMA's parking will be Mad Cool's parking, that has been confirmed for a long time, though they have not yet made official its prices and terms.

About the tunnel, it's expected to be accessible, yes.

 

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Just booked our hotel, 10 minute drive from the festival and the same from the airport. Nothing nearby to us except a shopping centre but the hotel run a free shuttle into the city so we'll be making full use of that :)

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7 hours ago, AndrewSmith said:

Just booked our hotel, 10 minute drive from the festival and the same from the airport. Nothing nearby to us except a shopping centre but the hotel run a free shuttle into the city so we'll be making full use of that :)

Have you booked hotel Nuevo by any chance? Sounds exactly where we are 

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15 hours ago, mr jolly said:

Have you booked hotel Nuevo by any chance? Sounds exactly where we are 

Haha yep, that's the one!

Seems that quite a few are heading there. We're a group of 8 and it seemed ideal and had decent enough reviews!

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26 minutes ago, DHG123 said:

Quite glad I didn’t buy tickets in time for this now just managed to get some for the World Cup final!

Congrats. Gutted we didn't make it to the world cup but this is a nice little alternative. Stay safe in Russia.

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26 minutes ago, Superunknown said:

Congrats. Gutted we didn't make it to the world cup but this is a nice little alternative. Stay safe in Russia.

Thanks! It’s a great line up you’ve done fine haha!

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5 hours ago, AndrewSmith said:

Haha yep, that's the one!

Seems that quite a few are heading there. We're a group of 8 and it seemed ideal and had decent enough reviews!

It's really a business hotel but has more positive than negative comments although think shuttle buses only run weekends. We haven't got breakfast included because with the late nights it was just a waste of cash and there are cafes and bars at the shopping centre. Think nearest metro and railway stations are about 15 minutes away but apparently there's a bus stop not far and cheapest option

Its ideal for us because if we have to walk back after festival it's do-able but about an hour! (Hopefully we can get a taxi after but got no idea how long that's going to take) We're also going to do the Real Madrid tour which isn't that far from hotel 

 

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Alright, let's talk a bit about the schedule. Right now there are 25 spots left to fill in. 9 of those will be filled in by the Mahou Talent competition. I read some time ago that the bands who won the talent competition held by NOS Alive would also be added, though I'm not sure about that. Anyone that can confirm? Which leaves us with around 10 more names to be added.

Anyways, some festivals have already dropped their schedule (f.e. Rock Werchter) which gives us an indication of how long sets can be of certain bands or where exactly they'd be; small/big stage or early/late etc. Billing isn't everything and the Coachella schedule is probably the best example for that. Then we already had a few confirmation as to were some bands would be by Bar Tool a few months ago. And last thing we know how the day splits are gonna be 4 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 8.

  • Pearl Jam > 2h
  • Fleet Foxes > 1h15 and in a tent but confiirmed by Bar Tool they'd be Mainstage.
  • Post Malone > 1h and early on the day in a tent
  • MGMT > 1h in a tent
  • Eels > 1h on the Mainstage
  • James Bay > 1h15 and headlining a tent
  • Jack White > 1h30
  • Arctic Monkeys > 1h30
  • Queens Of The Stone Age > 1h45
  • Snow Patrol > 1h on the Mainstage
  • Ben Howard > 1h in a tent
  • Franz Ferdinand > 1h in a tent
  • Nine Inch Nails > 1h15 in a tent but confirmed by Bar Tool they'd be Mainstage
  • Wolf Alice > on the smallest outdoor stage
  • Jack Johnson > 1h on the Mainstage
  • BRMCC > 1h in a tent
  • Durand Jones > on the smallest outdoor stage
  • Gang Of Youths > 50 min and early in a tent
  • The Last Internationale > 45min and on the Mainstage

Now, I know Mad Cool likes artists to give more time than other festivals, Bar Tool also mentioned that a few months ago regarding how many bands there'd still be added so you can take it with a grain of salt but still. Which probably mean that the amount of time between sets is gonna be a lot smaller because there's no way they can switch up the stages like they did last year. Im gonna edit the clashfinder, any help is always welcome.

You can find that here: https:///s/mcf18

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Few changes here and there and gave bands longer set times as there were before. The smaller stages (3th and 4th) make way more sense now in my opinion. 

Biggest changes

  • Post Malone from the Main to the thirth stage because he is early in a tent at Rock Werchter and closed the Sahara tent at Coachella this weekend.
  • Moved Eels to the Mainstage because of Rock Werchter schedule.
  • Moved Portugal. The Man as closer of the Mainstage on Saturday because they have some amazing visuals as seen at Coachella this weekend and put Kaleo earlier on the Mainstage.
  • Wolf Alice and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are moved to smaller stages because of Rock Werchter schedule.
  • Conflicts seem way more realistic now though I still tried to minimize them by f.e. not let Blackbear and Post Malone clash, something from the same genre isn't clashing unless there's no other way.
  • Made electronic acts set times way longer from 75 mins to 90 mins which makes more sense in the way that there are only 6 acts on that whole stage for the whole evening. Electronic acts who are LIVE acts are given 75 mins.

 That's all, hope the changes are good, if not let me know :D 

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