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You just can’t see gatherings of anywhere near 60k happening in Europe this summer.  

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5 hours ago, theesundayroast said:

At this point, even if things opened up and I was able to make it overseas, I don't think taking the chance is worth it. I'd rather take the financial hit than go.

totally the same - and to be honest I doubt that even if they do open up, that they'll allow people from the UK into their country without a quarantine anyway. We're going to be last to get on top of this and likely it'll end up with a second peak. That'll ruin the festival anyway as I imagine a lot of their audience is from here given the lineup?

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It's quite baffling that Spain as one of the worst hit European countries are also one of the last to officially denounce festivals 

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So at this point its just a question of wether they will reschedule the current lineup to next year or not right? Foals and The Killers have said on their social media platforms that they won't be touring for a year so there is no way Mad Cool could somehow pull another headliner in, and many more bands will have already dropped out without announcing it, its getting pretty frustrating that Mad Cool won't come out with some clear communication.

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4 minutes ago, Swaydeto said:

Spain have just officially announced they have closed their boarders to tourists until October 

Proof? Not calling you a lier just this would be a big step but can't find the information myself. Nothing official. 

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8 minutes ago, Milo2406 said:

Proof? Not calling you a lier just this would be a big step but can't find the information myself. Nothing official. 

Yeah there's been no news reports. Something like that would hit the headlines pretty fast.

 

There was stuff like this back in early April..

https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/08/brits-warned-holidays-spain-cancelled-september-12528506/

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19 hours ago, Milo2406 said:

Proof? Not calling you a lier just this would be a big step but can't find the information myself. Nothing official. 

Beg your pardon, it was false news website x

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https://www.elconfidencial.com/cultura/2020-05-01/festivales-musica-coronavirus-devolucion-entradas_2573615/

"If I have to return the tickets the day after tomorrow, in 15 days and to the whole world, we can't. We don't have that money right now . They have to give us a margin, as they do in other countries. Or they leave it to us return in a longer period of time than they are proposing right now, for the next year, to the next edition of music festivals , or many festivals will not last long because they will fall into bankruptcy. And if they fall into bankruptcy, they don't return anything " (Javier Arnáiz, director of Mad Cool ).

Also mentions that the Spanish government are expected to announce something about cultural events on the 5th May - which may clarify a few things (But it wouldn't surprise me if it didn't!).

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6 hours ago, bluenova said:

https://www.elconfidencial.com/cultura/2020-05-01/festivales-musica-coronavirus-devolucion-entradas_2573615/

"If I have to return the tickets the day after tomorrow, in 15 days and to the whole world, we can't. We don't have that money right now . They have to give us a margin, as they do in other countries. Or they leave it to us return in a longer period of time than they are proposing right now, for the next year, to the next edition of music festivals , or many festivals will not last long because they will fall into bankruptcy. And if they fall into bankruptcy, they don't return anything " (Javier Arnáiz, director of Mad Cool ).

Also mentions that the Spanish government are expected to announce something about cultural events on the 5th May - which may clarify a few things (But it wouldn't surprise me if it didn't!).

So does that mean we won’t a refund 

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2 hours ago, Swaydeto said:

So does that mean we won’t a refund 

Not necessarily. It states Spanish law says that if an event is cancelled they have to refund the ticket within 15 days. Mad Cool director is saying he doesn’t have the money to do that. They want the government to cancel the festivals so they can claim force majeure and get round it. They talk about vouchers and tickets valid for postponed events. However it’s not just about mad cool but all events in Spain that have been hit.

Long and short of it is the mad cool director is saying they don’t have the cash to refund all tickets right now so need alternative options and want the government to help them with that....

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I've just double checked my passport and that expires in July, totally forgot about this due to MC being up in the air.

I cant imagine a new one would arrive in time now arghhh

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3 minutes ago, lukecork said:

I've just double checked my passport and that expires in July, totally forgot about this due to MC being up in the air.

I cant imagine a new one would arrive in time now arghhh

The new passports are ready in a week after the process starts, at least here. So I wouldn't worry about it not being ready until July. 

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On 5/3/2020 at 11:12 AM, bluenova said:

https://www.elconfidencial.com/cultura/2020-05-01/festivales-musica-coronavirus-devolucion-entradas_2573615/

"If I have to return the tickets the day after tomorrow, in 15 days and to the whole world, we can't. We don't have that money right now . They have to give us a margin, as they do in other countries. Or they leave it to us return in a longer period of time than they are proposing right now, for the next year, to the next edition of music festivals , or many festivals will not last long because they will fall into bankruptcy. And if they fall into bankruptcy, they don't return anything " (Javier Arnáiz, director of Mad Cool ).

Also mentions that the Spanish government are expected to announce something about cultural events on the 5th May - which may clarify a few things (But it wouldn't surprise me if it didn't!).

Can you post the announcement when this is made?

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12 minutes ago, lukecork said:

I've just double checked my passport and that expires in July, totally forgot about this due to MC being up in the air.

I cant imagine a new one would arrive in time now arghhh

I've just realised the same thing! My passport is damaged and I need a new one but with everything that's been going on I completely forgot. Guess even if it went ahead I wouldn't be going! 

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I just realized that it's the first time that I'm happy to have no festivals here in Italy: every Govern's statement only covers the next 2 weeks + they allowed event organizers to give "refunds" by vouchers. I have 2 tickets for a concert in Milan scheduled for May 19th and it's still not canceled (even if anyone knows that it will never take place). When it will happen, the only thing I can do will be to ask for a voucher to buy something else on the ticket seller website.

And luckily we're not talking about hundreds euros :)

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15 hours ago, gigi21 said:

I just realized that it's the first time that I'm happy to have no festivals here in Italy: every Govern's statement only covers the next 2 weeks + they allowed event organizers to give "refunds" by vouchers. I have 2 tickets for a concert in Milan scheduled for May 19th and it's still not canceled (even if anyone knows that it will never take place). When it will happen, the only thing I can do will be to ask for a voucher to buy something else on the ticket seller website.

And luckily we're not talking about hundreds euros :)

Yeah, first time I invest heavily in concert tickets in Italy and now everything will be - best case scenario - delayed to 2021...  

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This is all getting a little silly now Spain has extended its state of emergency as well so annoying not to have an announcement literally are there any festivals now going ahead in July ???? Except mad cool of course jesus

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So NOS Alive are issuing a voucher. 
 

I think MC may offer similar as the law in Spain says they must give a refund within 15 days of a cancellation and the organiser seems to have misplaced millions of euros????

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This is all getting a bit silly now and Airbnb haven’t been the best dealing with this either. Obviously flights cancelled but Airbnb are only offering refunds up to June 15th. My only other option is to cancel myself and gain 50% of what I would be paying, so I’d still be losing hundreds. The idea of vouchers doesn’t bother me as much, just as long as I can use them for ticketmaster uk. The idea of losing over £700 for this is utterly depressing. 

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Booked my flights with iberia who have only cancelled to June 30 so currently my Airbnb, flights and mad cool all technically going ahead 🙄

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