Excuses to prolong the summer, party, laughter, trips. Here’s one for this post-holiday, tortuous September: weekend getaway to Madrid to enjoy good music, good ambience and Vermouth against Sunday hangover. Take your money, buy tickets and pack that we’re going to the DCode Festival.
What is DCode?
This festival prior to the autumn is being consolidated as one of the must-attend indie music events of Europe. In a single day (Saturday 12) and in a privileged location, the campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, the capital welcomes the new season with a luxury lineup for almost all tastes and ages: Sam Smith, Foals, Crystal Fighters, The Vaccines, Suede, Flo Morrissey, Wolf Alice, Izal, Supersubmarina… For 60 euros and the possibility of organizing a complete weekend in Madrid.
It is one of the few festivals that propose a day plan, with food trucks to liven up the stomachs of the festival-goers and shops and merchandising for fans. It is a custom little exploited in the music festivals in Spain, which tend to have most of the concerts and activities from 16: 30 in the afternoon. In this case, Dcode is making a strong bet on the day plan, with stages running from 11: 30 hours.
There will also be an extravagant sports plan: a football league involving sports journalists and some of the artists of the festival poster… And it is possible that a fan can enter into the official 11, so it is important not to lose detail of the news on the blog of the event.
And for fashionistas, Fashion Market with the presence of some of the most important designers of the moment in Spain, bright young hopes, consolidated brands, handicraft, gifts…
As always, the fastest option in Madrid. If you haven’t been in the capital for a long time ago, you will notice that individual tickets are quite more expensive than a few years ago. Buy 10 If you are going to be 2 or 3 days in the capital. See schedules and when in doubt, pass by the box office.
● Metro: CIUDAD UNIVERSITARIA STATION LINE L-6 “Circular 1Y 2”
Another interesting, but perhaps less quick option because of the Madrid traffic, but more entertaining because you can see the city. The route from the centre is short, but passes through interesting areas. Departs from Cibeles and offers night service for those who finish early in the morning.
● Buses: C ARTE C: U, G, 46, 82, 83, 132, 133, 162
● Buses: C. D. CANTARRANAS: Línea N-20 “Cibeles- Peña grande neighbourhood”
The most expensive option but more direct. There is nothing like stopping a taxi in Madrid to take you to your destination. At night tend to be less, but it is still one of the cities in which this service is best provided.
More fashionable than ever. If you’re a modern person, this is the option for you. There is a public bicycle service provided by the city council: you can consult all the information on its website. You can also opt for booking a hotel in the centre of Madrid with free bikes, such as the Petit Palace hotels, which also have rooms with free wifi situated in Gran Via, Puerta del Sol, Chueca and the best neighbourhoods in the heart of Madrid.
Accommodation in Madrid: good, nice and at affordable prices
On the website of the festival you will find several hostels and hotels near the venue. Booking there is perfect for those who only go to see the festival because you save in transportation and get comfort. Try to book in advance because there are few rooms available.
For those who want to experience something more in the city… Hotels in the centre of Madrid have enough offers at this time and are the most convenient option: although you have to travel by metro to the University, the rest of the time you can experience the wealth of leisure, gastronomy and culture that provides the heart of Madrid without stress or rush. There are 4-star hotels in Madrid that, additionally, propose you a different experience to plan a fun getaway: cinema-inspired hotels in Madrid, hotels in the middle of Plaza Mayor, hotels in Puerta del Sol, gastronomic hotels in Las Letras neighbourhood… But it is difficult to choose because, as you can see, variety is not missing.