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57 minutes ago, Degu said:

Do you know the nearest stop to Embadajores for getting home after the festival with any of those options?

 

Line N2 regular bus takes us to plaza de Cibeles which is about 25 min walk from where I need to be, is that right?

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The transport back to the city is a joke. No metro and the shuttle bus ends at Plaza de Castilla. Much worse than last year's catastrophe.

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That's what I was thinking uber or taxi bloody joke, was thinking the shuttle bus would drop people off at the main square.  Well this sux

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6 hours ago, jparx said:

Bit baffled about the ticket situation. We ordered through festicket and all along I was told we'd receive the wristband in the post, then I recently contacted the festicket people because we still hadn't received anything and they said "woah we don't handle this". Now I've just received a PDF via email with an e-ticket which we have to exchange for a wrist band. Very bizarre. 

I'm in exactly the same situation. Haven't contacted them though, and their website says that they have been shipped.

Given the disaster of day one last year this doesn't fill me with hope.

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Yep me too re tickets I printed out the pdf tickets and was told to bring them to the box office at the gig and they will change them for the wrist bands, with all this hassle with the tickets now transport don't think I'll be doing the same thing next year 

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We got Ubers back to the city centre last year from Valdebebas which wasn't helped by the police doing spot checks on drivers, delayed things by at least 30 minutes every night.

Hope they don't pull the same stunt this year.

Given that I'm still getting emails offering me tickets I'm hoping that there aren't as many people on site this year.

Happier that there seem to be three water points on the map (don't forget to smuggle in your bottle tops)

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17 minutes ago, Paddyc82 said:

What about a sports bottle, how much was the uber roughly

I'd leave it at the hotel for the first night and scope out the situation for the second and third evenings.

They were definitely surge pricing, it wasn't the cheapest option. 

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1 minute ago, Colouring Book said:

Was uber cheaper than regular taxi? 

Didn't take a normal taxi so I'm not too sure. Sorry!

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By the way for anyone who ordered from Festicket, and may go again next year or to any other Spanish/European festivals - I ordered directly from ticketmaster.es (because it was slightly cheaper) and chose the peninsular shipping option (which I think was supposed to be Spain/mainland Europe?) because it let me enter my UK address...wristbands got posted out and received at least a month in advance.

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Good to know it's not just us then! I get the sense they've cocked up somewhere. The reply I had from the festival made no sense at all. I got the impression wristbands should have been sent out (which is clearly stated on our confirmation...) but they're trying to cover up some mistake. 

Have to say I'm very excited for the lineup, but the organisation is ringing some alarm bells at this stage. I'm expecting some headaches on Thursday. 

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16 hours ago, MikeyRolo said:

Line N2 regular bus takes us to plaza de Cibeles which is about 25 min walk from where I need to be, is that right?

One regular bus that runs every half hour or so, and tens of thousands of people who want to get back to the city. Good luck. Btw, the last bus that runs at 5:10 according to the Mad Cool web site is in the direction from Cibeles to Valdebebas. It's probably rather empty, but you don't want to take that one.

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43 minutes ago, -Roger- said:

One regular bus that runs every half hour or so, and tens of thousands of people who want to get back to the city. Good luck. Btw, the last bus that runs at 5:10 according to the Mad Cool web site is in the direction from Cibeles to Valdebebas. It's probably rather empty, but you don't want to take that one.

Any reason why not?

 

Looks like taxis/Ubers are the only option

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11 minutes ago, MikeyRolo said:

Any reason why not?

 

Looks like taxis/Ubers are the only option

I was advised by a friend who went last year to get the metro back into town then get a taxi/uber from there. I've read of other reports of this too. Anyone else heard of or experienced this?

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1 minute ago, moonraker76 said:

I was advised by a friend who went last year to get the metro back into town then get a taxi/uber from there. I've read of other reports of this too. Anyone else heard of or experienced this?

metro only running until 1:30am according to the info they've put out

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16 minutes ago, MikeyRolo said:

metro only running until 1:30am according to the info they've put out

Oh of course yes...

They promised transport improvements from last year. Let's face it, they haven't delivered. 

Options are seriously limited.

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