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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Dear all,

We are extremely happy to announce some of the bands that will take part in next year's Madrid Popfest.

...Madrid Popfest 2012 proudly presents:

CLOSE LOBSTERS

PARADE

PHIL WILSON & THE JUNE BRIDES

LOS GINKAS

THE PROCTORS

SUNDAE

and THE GARLANDS

Do keep in mind that the line-up is not complete and that more announcements will be made soon!

In the meantime, 3-Days Tickets are now available on ticketea: http://www.ticketea.com/popfest-siroco-clamores-madrid
And if you're around, do not forget to pop-in for some of the parties that we're organising in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia throughout the year!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:39 am 
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We´re out.
Waiting you enjoy our festival.

Any doubt or additional information please ask. We´re here to help you as much as we could.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:06 pm 
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Dear all,

Three more spanish bands join us to the line-up of Madrid Popfest 2012

Alborotador Gomasio


When Nalda became punk


Doble Pletina


Complete line-up at the moment.

Alborotador Gomasio
Close Lobsters
Doble Pletina
Los Ginkas
Parade
Phil Wilson & The June Brides
Sundae
The Garlands
The Proctors
When Nalda became punk


More bands will be announced very soon.... !! Stay tuned !!

Have good christmas days !!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:25 pm 
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Hi all,
let me give you the complete line-up of Madrid Popfest 2012.

Last three bands has been announced just yesterday.

The Felt Tips


Tiny Fireflies


Golden Grrrls


The complete line-up is this:

Close Lobsters, Parade, The Proctors, Phil Wilson & The June Brides, Los Ginkas, Sundae, The Garlands, When Nalda became punk, Doble Pletina, Alborotador Gomasio, Golden Grrrls, Tiny Fireflies & The Felt Tips

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In next weeks we´ll give you a detail schedule of days/bands including what djs will be at Madrid Popfest.
!! Stay alert !!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:13 am 
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eolrin wrote:
In next weeks we´ll give you a detail schedule of days/bands including what djs will be at Madrid Popfest.
!! Stay alert !!

:-)

Close Lobsters are one of those bands I don't think I'd ever seen - I had no idea what they looked like, then or now. Much like McCarthy and The Bodines (until I saw a recent video and the singer had a was all shiny-fringed and pouty! Mm.)

Anyway, one of you posted this video on Facebook and I dig it! The guy from The Jazz Butcher introduces the Close Lobsters from outside the Thekla in Bristol (!) and they play one of their most awesome songs. There's a female guitar player in the band and I was like, 'YES! This band is even better than I thought!' but, alas, she was just brought in for the video taping as the original guitarist was busy. :-(


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Complete schedule for Madrid Popfest 2012 and Djs:

Jueves 8 / Thrusday 8th: Siroco Venue

22:00h When Nalda became punk
22.45h The Felt Tips
23.30h The Proctors

Viernes 9 / Friday 9th: Clamores Venue

19.30h Sundae
20.30h Tiny Fireflies
21.30h The Garlands
22.30h Doble Pletina
23.30h Parade

Sábado 10 / Saturday 10th: Clamores Venue

19.30h Alborotador Gomasio
20.30h Golden Grrrls
21.30h Los Ginkas
22.30h Phil Wilson & The June Brides
23.30h Close Lobsters

Djs playing after the daily shows: The Cattering DJs, Pacific Street Pinchadiscos, Roque (Cloudberry Records), Juan de Pablos (Flor de Pasión (RNE)) and Madrid Popfest DJs.

Enjoy the festival !!!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:53 pm 
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Do you know that we have a new official web for this year?

http://www.madridpopfest.com/

And a preview of the official festival tune made by the band called 'Capitan Sunrise':

http://madridpopfest.bandcamp.com/track/madrid-popfest-2

Less than a month for starting the festival !!!!



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Complete timetable of bands plus Djs.

March Thrusday 8th:

Sala Siroco (http://www.siroco.es/)

Opening: 21:30h

22:00h When Nalda became punk
22.45h The Felt Tips
23.30h The Proctors

00:30 - 3:30 - The Catttering DJs

March Friday 9th:

Neu! Club Sala Clamores (http://www.salaclamores.com/)

Opening: 19.00h

19.30h Sundae
20.30h Tiny Fireflies
21.30h The Garlands
22.30h Doble Pletina
23.30h Parade

01:00 - 02:00 - Pacific Street Pinchadiscos
02:00 - 03:00 - Dj Javi Abad
03:00 - 05:00 - Dj Man_Pop

March Saturday 10th:

Neu! Club Sala Clamores (http://www.salaclamores.com/)

Opening: 19.00h

19.30h Alborotador Gomasio
20.30h Golden Grrrls
21.30h Los Ginkas
22.30h Phil Wilson & The June Brides
23.30h Close Lobsters

01:00 - 02:00 - Roque (Cloudberry Records)
02:00 - 03:00 - Madrid Popfest DJs

And let me give you the new that Madrid Popfest 2012 will have a 'Mixtape Swap' again:

"Dear all, Madrid Popfest 2012 will take place in a month, and it’s time to announce that we are arranging a “Mixtape Swap” for the festival. This is how it works: refresh your DIY skills and make your own mix of songs (though it says “mixtape”, you can record your songs in any format –cassette, CD, USB…). Come to the merch stall on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th, you will find a box for the swap there. Drop your mix in the box, write your name on the list, and wait until the end of Phil Wilson & The June Brides performance to pick another mix at random. We hope you will participate; it is a good way to share your favourite popsongs and discover new ones. Good luck!"

Tickets on sale for 30€ here: http://www.ticketea.com/popfest-siroco-clamores-madrid

Daily tickets will be on sale at the venue: 10€ at Siroco and 18€ at Clamores. Both of them with limited entrance till full capacity.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:46 pm 
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Estoy emocianado!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:21 pm 
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Anyone wants to sing the official tune of Madrid Popfest 2012?

Here it is:

http://madridpopfest.bandcamp.com/track/madrid-popfest-2012-sinton-a-oficial

And lyrics...

Aburrido de mi vida ejemplar
Hoy en casa a las 12
En mi pequeña ciudad
No hay nada que me emocione
Vivo en una capital
De provincias muy humilde
Cómoda y bonita a la par
Pero sin oferta cultural

Ya no hay bares con programación
Sólo hay dos ó tres conciertos
Hasta aquí no llega el underground
Y hasta a María Sarmiento
Se la llevó el viento a Madrid
A un gran acontecimiento
Llega desde Nueva York,
Glasgow, Londres ó Hong Kong

Madrid Popfest la ciudad se viste de color
Madrid Popfest indie pop hasta en el chaquetón
Madrid Popfest melodías que tú cantarás
Madrid Popfest hasta que tu voz no pueda más

Ha llegado el momento
Hoy reina la alternativa
Canciones hechas de corazón
Madrid se viste de pop

Madrid Popfest viviré en la capital
Madrid Popfest esperando al festival
Madrid Popfest que hace un año me hizo soñar
Madrid Popfest hoy lo bueno acaba de empezar

Madrid Popfest buscaré un trabajo honrado
Madrid Popfest en mi hucha yo lo guardaré
Madrid Popfest para que pueda volver a ver
Madrid Popfest a The Garlands y a Cola jet set

Madrid Popfest el pop llega a mi corazón
Madrid Popfest el pop llega a mi corazón
Madrid Popfest uhhhhhhh
Madrid Popfest uhhhhhhh


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:43 pm 
Here's the English translation, courtesy of Google translate.

Bored with my exemplary life
Today at home at 12
In my small town
Nothing excites me
I live in a capital
From very humble provinces
Comfortable and beautiful at the same
But without cultural offer

There are no bars with programming
There are only two or three concerts
So far not reached by the underground
And even Maria Sarmiento
He took the wind to Madrid
A great event
Coming from New York,
Glasgow, London or Hong Kong

Madrid City Popfest colored dresses
Madrid Popfest indie pop up in the coat
Madrid Popfest tunes that you sing
Madrid Popfest until your voice can not be more

It is time
Today the alternative queen
Songs made ​​of heart
Madrid wears pop

Madrid Popfest live in the capital
Madrid waiting for the festival Popfest
Popfest Madrid a year ago made ​​me dream
Madrid Popfest good today has just begun

Madrid Popfest seek honest work
Madrid Popfest in my piggy bank I will keep
Madrid Popfest so you can return to view
Madrid Popfest at The Garlands and a Cola Jet Set

Madrid Popfest pop goes my heart
Madrid Popfest pop goes my heart
Madrid Popfest uhhhhhhh
Madrid Popfest uhhhhhhh


I remember seeing Close Lobsters first time round and thinking a couple of 'em looked a bit older than their contemporaries! Looks like fun though, and I'd love to see When Nalda Became Punk and The Garlands again.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:02 pm 
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It seems we're going to have a nice, SUNNY Popfest. ;)

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/M ... n+SPXX0050


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:10 pm 
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For all people that comes to Madrid Popfest. We have a Pre-popfest meeting !!

Since many of you are coming from different cities, we have arranged a warm-up meeting to hang out and get to know other popfesters before the concerts start. We will meet for drinks, tapas and pinchos on Thursday 8th at Bar Jose (C/ La Palma), from 20:00 to 21:30, just before the doors open.

Bar Jose is very close to Sala Siroco, just around the corner:

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All the people attending the Popfest are very welcome; come and say hi!

And we have a fanzine for you at the festival.

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Again this year, we’ll have a fanzine where you’ll be able to check out the schedule and all the bands, as well as an interesting interview with two of today’s and yesterday’s indiepop gurus and a pop quiz! You’ll also find out about the top five songs for some of the most relevant people in worldwide indiepop, which will also get played this year between shows. Free with any merchandise purchase (totebags, t-shirts, badges, our cd compilation…). As an advance, here are Kip Berman‘s (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) fave songs :

The Wake – Crush The Flowers
The Pastels – Nothing to be Done
Belle and Sebastian – Dirty Dream #2
Rocketship – I Love You Like the Way I Used To Do
My Bloody Valentine – Paint a Rainbow

Just choose your color !!

And finally don´t forget to bring with you your mixtape swap !!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:55 pm 
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I will BE there. Yes, RIGHT THERE!

Also, I'm considering going to Segovia one day if anyone fancies it? (maybe Thursday or Monday)

Popfest!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:57 pm 
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If the weather is as good as promised I think Saturday afternoon is going to consist of finding a bar with a decent terrace for a few beers. I took this photo in the Lavapies district of Madrid a couple of years ago. It is a great place for a curry and it looks like the health and safety police don't visit too often.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:44 am 
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I dunno the name of the place, and it's kind of difficult to explain how to get to it, but there's a cracking terrace at the top of a block on Tirso de Molina, I *think* on the corner of Calle del Doctor Cortezo. The bar itself is nothing special, but the view's pretty good :-)

Edit

It's called Casa de Granada.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Let me give you some recomendations very near to the venues.

Bar Cabreira
http://11870.com/pro/cabreira

Bogegas La Ardosa
http://www.laardosa.com/

Meson El Paisano
http://11870.com/pro/el-paisano+

And one just in the center of the town - Mayor Square

Los Galayos
http://www.losgalayos.net/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:25 am 
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Some reminders about the Madrid Popfest 2012 festival tickets:

- Please, those of you with a 3-Day pass keep in mind that you'll need to bring the printed ticket from Ticketea every evening to the venue. Don't forget it and do not throw it away after the first night!

- There will be a limited number of 1-day tickets available at the venue on the same day. These tickets will cost 10€ for Thursday, and 18€ euros for Friday or Saturday. Don't be late if you want to get your 1 day ticket! Here you have the schedule of bands for the three days.
http://www.madridpopfest.com/2012/?page_id=18&lang=en

- Also, entry for the DJ Sessions on Friday night after 2am will cost 10 Euros (including a drink) for those of you unable to make it to the gigs. (And free, of course, for those of you with a 3-Day ticket!)

And see this video presentation of the festival. Sorry, it´s in spanish.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:18 am 
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My alarm went off an hour ago, I'll be leaving my house in a few minutes. Dedication to pop!

Eeeeeeeeeeeee!

Me Levanto hace una hora, salgo mi casa pronto. Me voy a Madrid Popfest! Eeeeeeeeeeee!

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