Saturday May 18, 2013
The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced how you can pick up your wristbands to get into the festival this year.
The collection of tickets will only be possible from the Parc del Forum - the site of the main days of the festival. It will not be possible to collect your tickets at the pre-shows at Sala Apolo, however, you do not need your wristband to get into these concerts - all you need is to print out your ticket and show it at the door (with your ID).
The ticket exchange office at the Parc del Forum will be open at the following times:
Monday May 20, 2013: from 4 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday May 21, 2013: from midday to 8 pm
Wednesday May 22, 2013: from midday to 11 pm
Thursday May 23, 2013, Friday May 24, 2013 and Saturday May 25, 2013: from midday to 2.30 am
See also: Primavera Sound 2013 Schedule
Monday May 6, 2013
A British man accused Ryanair of discrimination when he discovered that he and his compatriots are charged more compared to other countries - and won compensation. Could you also claim compensation from Ryanair?
The Consumer Action Group has urged British Ryanair customers to get claim letters in the post 'as soon as they can' after Ryanair tried (and failed) to silence the successful claimant over the amount repaid. Ryanair paid Simon Couzens over £400 after the airline overcharged him by a similar amount over seven return flights to Croatia - a mark-up of 18 per cent.
See here for Ryanair's contact details.
Wednesday May 1, 2013
If you're planning on traveling to Spain in May or June, where should you go?
Cordoba and Madrid are great places to visit in May. Proud homeowners decorate their patios and allow visitors in to see them during the Cruces de Mayo festival in Cordoba, while Madrid has its patron saint's day, the Feria de San Isidro, which also marks that start of a month of Bullfighting in Madrid.
These links will help you decide what to do in May in Spain:
There's lots going on in June in Spain - it's difficult to pick a top event to head for. The Fiesta del Agua, a giant water fight in Lanjaron near Granada, is an obvious highlight, as is the similar (but messier) Batalla del Vino (wine battle).
See more about June in Spain:
Monday April 29, 2013
Update: The schedules for all three main days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are now in Google Calendar format.
The organizers of Primavera Sound 2013 released the schedule for most of this year's festival on Friday. Check out this link to see PDF and Google Documents versions of the Primavera Sound 2013 Schedule.
Over the weekend I created a version of the schedule for Google Calendar. Follow the instructions below to add the schedule to your Google calendar. You can then sync this to your smartphone or desktop calendar (Android phones do this automatically and it's easy to do it with an iPhone too).
You will then be able to set up notifications before each concert so you will never miss a single band (unless they clash with someone else, of course!).
If you would like the full schedule in your mobile phone, with reminders when bands are about to start, follow these steps:
1. Click on this Primavera Sound 2013 Google Calendar.
2. At the bottom-right of the page you will see a + Google Calendar icon. Click on this. You will then be asked to confirm if you want to add this calendar to your own Google Calendar. Click 'Yes'.
3. Your calendar will probably be showing today's date. Change it to 'day' view mode and then go to May 23, 24, 25 and the early hours of May 26 to see the schedule.
See also: Primavera Sound Preview