The world of music festivals is about to explode. At least in Spain, and in Madrid in particular, as the series of events in recent weeks do not seem normal. after the casual festivals of primavera sound madrid And MadCool, and the recent controversy with the reggaeton music festival, which could not be held despite ensuring the necessary security measures, has taken the form of another major festival in Madrid.
El DCODE, one of the most important contemporary festivals in Madrid, which has had more than ten editions, has decided to cancel itself a few months before its celebration. What is the reason? Second Han, in a statement from the festival itself, blamed the cartel chief for not meeting “the height of expectations”. They refer to the recent withdrawal of the artist’s poster Lewis CapaldiWhich a few weeks ago announced a temporary withdrawal of scenarios, including DCODE 2023, due to the fact that it is going to pass on Saturday, September 9th.
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“As you all know, our head of the Lewis Capaldi cartel had to postpone his tour and, since that day, we have been working from time to time with the aim of presenting a cartel that lives up to our expectations. However, the artist’s short schedule and tight schedules are major constraints that have led us to take this painful decision”, explains DCODE via a statement released on the social network. Extreme quest to find a cartel leader who has been able to bring artists from the stage in previous editions Imagine Dragons, Sam Smith, Franz Ferdinand or The KillersAlways in a clear commitment to international indie pop and rock music as well as national music.
In fact, for this edition it counts with a good portion of plagiarized records of emerging and established groups and artists of madrileño noise rock bands of our country. during carolina Zahara, sexy zebras, miss cafena Las affectionas well as international groups such as Mando Diao, Black Honey or Tom Odell, None of them will ultimately pass through the campus of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, which, ending the year of the pandemic, will see for the first time how a festival that took more than 10 years to affect Madrid’s youngest people has been cancelled.
However, el DCODE promises to return with more strength in its version 2024, in which they are expected to repair much of the damage caused by this surprise cancellation. Further, it has been assured that in the next few days the entire amount of tickets will be refunded to the respective accounts along with the payment made by the assistants. You’ll have to wait until September 2024 to see DCODE again, but for the time being it looks like Madrid isn’t experiencing its best summer as far as music is concerned.
— Decode Festival (@dcodefest) 20 July 2023