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  Amphi Festival

Festival i Cologne i Tyskland startad år 2005, med blandad musik inom den alternativa genren så som electro, synth, future pop och gothic rock. Det arrangeras även disco, föreläsningar och teater. Artister som spelat där är till exempel Blutengel, Laibach, Covenant, The 69 Eyes och Combichrist.

Amphi Festival brukar äga rum under tredje helgen i juli.

http://www.amphi-festival.de/


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Festival News Festival News Written 2013-03-20 14:43:46
Dear Amphi Fans,

close before Easter we serve you a stately dish of ice-cold news about the Amphi Festival 2013. Along with 4 additional artists for this year´s line-up, we also confirm the first warm-up parties, give you details about the big Amphi pre-party at “Alter Wartesaal” and introduce an interesting fan-project we got notified about.

Also there are some important last things to be shared about the E-tropolis Festival, which takes place in Berlin this weekend!

Four additional artists confirmed for Amphi Festival 2013

With its present programme the Amphi Festival undoubtedly belongs to the most diversified events of the summer. From intense classic-crossover to blasting electro beats you´ll get a chunk of everything that makes the goth-scene so adorable and fascinating. Beginning the final chapter of this year´s artist confirmations we close in for another sweep, with four additional confirmations.

From the German preliminaries of the Eurovision Songcontest directly to the Amphi stage, is that possible? Yes it is! At least when your name is BEN IVORY and you managed to stir-up the starting grid as a modern electro-pop newcomer with a debut album like „Neon Cathedral“ appears to be! In addition to that we also cared for reinforcements on the EBM front. Here we will have a spontaneous second encounter with TYSKE LUDDER. Also it was hard to imagine the Amphi line-up to go without the modern electro barrage of [X]-RX, who will gladly complete their hattrick in 2013!

Daily around noon CHRISTIAN VON ASTER invites you to his reading performance „Schwestern der begrenzten Barmherzigkeit“ (“Sisters of limited Mercy”) at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen. Known for his splendid humour, you should not miss Germany´s most popular gothic-author!

Plus there´s one final artist still to be announced soon.

E-tropolis Festival 2013 – This weekend in Berlin!

This Saturday, 23rd March, the third E-tropolis Festival, featuring COVENANT, DAF, WELLE: ERDBALL, NACHTMAHR, DIORAMA and many other great artists, tales place at the Columbia compound Berlin. For electro-fans this is an absolute must-see and for sure the first massive highlight in this year´s event calendar!

Doors open at 1:00 pm, concerts begin at 2:50 pm with CENTHRON at the “C-Club” as well as 3:00 pm with AUTODAFEH at the C-Hall!

For last-minute attendees the box office will be open from 1:00 pm at the Columbia compound. Tickets will be available there for an increased price. Further you can still purchase E-tropolis Tickets in advance at all CTS/EVENTIM, TICKETMASTER & ADTICKET box-offices until Friday 22nd March.

For all the latest details and travelling information please check www.etropolis-festival.de and www.facebook.com/etropolisfestival ! See you on Saturday! We are looking forward to it!

Big Amphi pre-party at “Alter Wartesaal”

In best tradition this year´s big Amphi Festival pre-party takes place on Friday 19.07.2013 at “Alter Wartesaal”, close to Cologne´s main-station. DJ ELVIS (THE MEMPHIS) spared no efforts to recruit a neat line-up for you. Alongside DJ PETER C. and DJ FRANK AHDAFI, DJ STEVE NAGHAVI (AND ONE) and CHRIS L. (AGONOIZE) will provide you with the perfect soundtrack on two floors under the motto „Party for the Living“ vs. „Sleepwalker Night“.

The party shall begin at 9:00 pm. For attendees with Amphi Festival ticket/wristband admittance is 4,00 €, without ticket/wristband 8,00 €. Since the party was regularly sold out in the previous years, Elvis and his team put up an online ticket-order at https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/get-dates/rid/6FWVBHSH/eid/159503/language/de/format/html where you can buy your ticket in advance. For further info about the official pre-party, please visit: http://www.memphis-team.com.

First Amphi Warm-Up Parties confirmed!

Along with the warm-up parties the time grows near to ring in the hot phase before the festival. For 2013 again many clubs confirmed their participation, to get you in tune for the festival with Amphi sounds and raffles. These are the party-dates confirmed so far:

20.04.2013 DE - Berlin | Insomnia
20.04.2013 SE - Stockholm | Nalen Klubb
20.04.2013 CH - Aarau | Kiff
27.04.2013 DE - Stuttgart | Club Zalo
27.04.2013 UK - Manchester | Analoguetrash
27.04.2013 DE - Karlsruhe | Nachtwerk
30.04.2013 DE - Bonn, Klangstation
10.05.2013 DE - Neunkirchen | Club Caesar
11.05.2013 DE - Görlitz | Nostromo
11.05.2013 DE - Dortmund | Bedo Studio
24.05.2013 IT - Milano | The Theatre Club
25.05.2013 DE - München | NOX Club
31.05.2013 DE - Nürnberg | Der Cult Club
01.06.2013 UK - Northampton | M.2.M.2.
08.06.2013 DE - Bonn | Das Sofa
15.06.2013 DE - Siegen | Vortex
22.06.2013 AT - Wien | Club Duplex
19.07.2013 DE - Köln | Alter Wartesaal
Many additional dates coming soon! All latest dates are always enlisted here: www.amphi-festival.de/2013/warmupparties.html.

Jardin de belle Époque – historic & dark-romantic picnic

Although not an official part of the Amphi Festival and independent in terms of its organization, we would like to shed light on a very nice meet-up, which earned a lot of positive resonance last year.

Beginning at 3:00 pm on Friday 19.07.2013, Marina Marisha and Natalia Le Fay invite interested attendees to the “Friedenspark” Cologne for a historic and dark-romantic picnic, called „Jardin de belle Époque“. For further details about this enchanting gathering please visit them on their facebook site at www.facebook.com/JardinDeBelleEpoque.

Amphi Festival tickets

Last but not least we eventually may lead your attention to our ticket pre-selling channels. Tickets for the Amphi Festival 2013 are available at the Amphi Festival Shop at www.amphi-shop.de or on all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM box offices. Please mark, the popular original Amphi Festival hardtickets are an Amphi-Shop exclusive! Also camping tickets are exclusively available at the Amphi Shop.

For all latest news about the Amphi Festival 2013 please visit us at:
www.amphi-festival.de
www.facebook.com/amphifestival
Festival News Festival News Written 2013-01-30 13:16:52
Amphi Festival 2013 - Neue Bands bestätigt! / New bands confirmed!

Dear Amphi Fans,

temperatures are dropping below and snow keeps falling silently, while gloves, caps and ice-scrapers become your usual morning survival gear. Yet, let´s not waste our thoughts on hibernation, hence all too thrilling tidings arrived, adding even more colour to the well-assorted programme of the Amphi Festival 2013, including two artists, never seen at the Tanzbrunnen so far:

NEW CONFIRMATIONS: PHILLIP BOA & THE VOODOOCLUB
ANNE CLARK + ATARI TEENAGE RIOT + A LIFE [DIVIDED]:

He´s a full-blood musician and an undisputed character-head of remarkable history and highly influential works, who defined a style of his own. In a word: PHILLIP BOA is one of a kind! With his Band PHILLIP BOA & THE VOODOOCLUB, founded in 1984, the native Westphalian has been well-accounted as an important shaper of the European independent scene, who contributed his original concept of pop-blended avant-garde. Yet again, BOA nowadays appears to be more relevant than ever. When the latest album „Loyalty“ boosted to Number 13 of the German album charts, it marked the highest entry for his band to-date and gave evidence that a distinct artistic vision not instantly excludes commercial success. Thus we are very excited to have PHILLIP BOA & THE VOODOOCLUB joining the Amphi Festival for the first time!

The 80’s,… a decade of pastel-colored suits, shoulder–pads and worn out tennis-socks. An era of blow-dry hairstyle and aerobic-classes accompanied by tunes of Samantha Fox and Modern Talking. Although 80’s pop-culture managed to project its colorful imagery on common society, new wave, post-punk and synth-pop posed a more sinister anti-pole to the upfront low-brow happiness. Especially England proved to be an undying source of creativity and musical genius to spread all over Europe, spawning timeless heroes, who maintained their influence ever since. Amidst that artistic maelstrom, ANNE CLARK carved herself into the history-books of the 80’s era with songs like “Sleeper In Metropolis”, “Our Darkness” or “Wallies“, which stand like memorials for eternity. Hymnic tunes, that even survived the Techno-Revival of the 90s, by sheer timelessness. Not by chance ANNE CLARK´s concerts are always far beyond sole sequencer tracks added up with vocals, they evolve to an emotional journey into a rich universe of electronic and organic sounds.

“Are they too hard, you are too weak!“, this motto of a well known German TV commercial could be applied perfectly to the electro-punk institution ATARI TEENAGE RIOT from Berlin. Roused to digital riot from head to toe, mastermind Alec Empire and his crew still dispose of an impressive left hook, after 20 years into the career, while in the background the powerful ATARI ST presents its bulky 16 bit muscles. Expecting the adrenaline rush of the Amphi weekend you ought to keep an eye on this dance for sure!

Furthermore we recruited A LIFE [DIVIDED]. The electro-rockers around frontman and „Eisbrecher“-guitarrist Jürgen Plangger launched their brand new album „The Great Escape“ into orbit on 18. January and picked the opportunity to open the Amphi Festival 2013 with a mighty e-rock smasher, in order to give you a memorable beginning of the festival weekend!!


TICKETS


Tickets for the Amphi Festival 2013 are available at the Amphi Festival Shop at www.amphi-shop.de or on all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM box offices. Please mark, the popular original Amphi Festival hardtickets are an Amphi-Shop exclusive! Also camping tickets are exclusively available at the Amphi Shop.

For all the latest news about the Amphi Festival 2013 please visit us at:

www.amphi-festival.de
www.facebook.com/amphifestival

IX. AMPHI FESTIVAL - Open Air 2013 – Facts:

Date:

20.-21. July 2013

City:

Cologne – Tanzbrunnen



Programme:

VNV NATION
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM | ALIEN SEX FIEND | AGONOIZE
PHILLIP BOA & THE VOODOOCLUB | ANNE CLARK | SUICIDE COMMANDO
PETER HEPPNER | DIARY OF DREAMS | OOMPH! | ATARI TEENAGE RIOT
LETZTE INSTANZ | WELLE: ERDBALL | DIE FORM | UMBRA ET IMAGO
TANZWUT | DE/VISION | ICON OF COIL | FADERHEAD | FAUN | STAHLMANN
FUNKER VOGT | SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS | GRENDEL | FROZEN PLASMA
THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA | A LIFE [DIVIDED] | ROSA CRVX | ROME
SANTA HATES YOU | ESCAPE WITH ROMEO | XOTOX
FABRIKC | ALICE NEVE FOX | CHROM
DR. MARK BENECKE | DUNKELSCHÖN
CLASSIC & DEPECHE

+ Supporting programme and many other artists!



Tickets:

-Original tickets are sold exclusively at the official AMPHI Ticketshop at www.amphi-shop.de! Further festivals tickets are available at all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM box-offices!
Festival News Festival News Written 2012-08-13 11:18:09
Dear Amphi Fans,

the 8th Amphi Festival 2012 – „The Orkus Open Air“ is over and what a gorgeous festival it was! On 21. & 22. July Germany´s most iconic Gothic cathedral – the Cologne Cathedral – peered yearning glimpses to the other side of the Rhine, in painful desire to join the dance, when once again, over 16.000 attendants from all over the world began to celebrate their subculture under perfect festival conditions.

On behalf of the entire Amphi Team, we want to submit our sincerest thanks to all attendants for a gigantic AMPHI FESTIVAL 2012. You are AMPHI! Also we want to thank all bands, DJs, readers, traders, helpers, media partners and sponsors, our phenomenal crew, everybody from Tanzbrunnen Cologne, our club-partners, our street-team and everybody else involved in this exciting event.

After this incredible weekend awareness feels tough, that we have to wait for another year to finally meet each other again. Yet there´s one thing you can count on: the Amphi Festival returns in 2013 and it will be awesome!

AMPHI FESTIVAL 2013 - TICKETS NOW ON SALE & FIRST WAVE OF BANDS!

The ninth AMPHI FESTIVAL will take place on 20. & 21. JULY 2013 at the Tanzbrunnen Cologne, offering another great line-up of international top-acts including this first wave of artists:

FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM | ALIEN SEX FIEND | AGONOIZE
PETER HEPPNER | SUICIDE COMMANDO | LETZTE INSTANZ
WELLE: ERDBALL | UMBRA ET IMAGO | TANZWUT | DE/VISION
FAUN | GRENDEL | THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA | ROME
SANTA HATES YOU | XOTOX | FABRIKC | CHROM
+ side-programme and many others!

Since 01.08.2012 original tickets for the festival in 2013 are exclusively available at the AMPHI SHOP under www.amphi-shop.de .

Also the extremely popular 5+1 group-tickets (buy six, pay five) are available now. Please be informed that these group tickets are strictly limited and last time they were sold out way before Christmas. So don´t hesitate to pick up your group bundle right away and enjoy receiving one of those six tickets for free! As always, group tickets are available as weekend- or day tickets.

AMPHI MERCHANDISE 2012 ADDED TO THE SHOP

Are you looking for a new t-shirt, a girlie, a fancy cantine or Amphi shirts for children? Then visit us under www.amphi-shop.de. Various items of the Amphi 2012 merchandise collection have recently been added to the AMPHI SHOP, now available for mail-order.

FINAL RESULT OF BENEFICIAL AUCTIONS

Before the Amphi Festival 2012 we auctioned various site-fence banners for a good cause on Ebay. These auctions generated an amount of 637,90 €. After the Festival we added another special site-fence banner with signatures of various artists, which generated 174,10 €. Together with the donations made at the box office and the service point during the festival, we collected a total amount of 933,65 €, which we are pleased to round up to a sum of 1000,00 €!

Within the next couple of days we are going to hand over 500,00 € each (!) to the “society for the prevention of cruelty to children” in Garbsen ( http://www.kinderschutzbund-garbsen.de ) and to the “animal home Hanover” ( http://www.tierheim-hannover.de ). Thanks to everybody who contributed to this donation!
Festival News Festival News Written 2012-08-12 09:39:11
Dear Amphi Fans,

the 8th Amphi Festival 2012 – „The Orkus Open Air“ is over and what a gorgeous festival it was! On 21. & 22. July Germany´s most iconic Gothic cathedral – the Cologne Cathedral – peered yearning glimpses to the other side of the Rhine, in painful desire to join the dance, when once again, over 16.000 attendants from all over the world began to celebrate their subculture under perfect festival conditions.

On behalf of the entire Amphi Team, we want to submit our sincerest thanks to all attendants for a gigantic AMPHI FESTIVAL 2012. You are AMPHI! Also we want to thank all bands, DJs, readers, traders, helpers, media partners and sponsors, our phenomenal crew, everybody from Tanzbrunnen Cologne, our club-partners, our street-team and everybody else involved in this exciting event.

After this incredible weekend awareness is tough, we shall have to wait another year to finally meet each other the next time. Yet there´s one thing you can count on: the Amphi Festival returns in 2013 and it will be awesome again!

AMPHI FESTIVAL 2013 ANNOUNCED – TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

The ninth AMPHI FESTIVAL will take place on 20. & 21. JULY 2013 at the Tanzbrunnen Cologne, offering another great line-up of international top-acts. While the first artists are being announced on 13. August, pre-selling for 2013 has begun! Since 01.08.2012 original tickets for the festival in 2013 are exclusively available at the AMPHI FESTIVAL TICKETSHOP under: www.amphi-festival.de/tickets .

Also the extremely popular 5+1 group-tickets (buy six, pay five) are available now. Please be informed that these group tickets are strictly limited and last time they were sold out way before Christmas. So don´t hesitate to pick up your group bundle right away and enjoy receiving one of those six tickets for free! As always, group tickets are available as weekend- or day tickets.

BANNER AUCTIONS - PART 2

Before the Amphi Festival you were able to bid on various site-fence banners for a good cause on ebay. These auctions generated an amount of 637,90 €. Thanks to everyone who made this possible with their biddings.

After the Amphi Festival we are now starting another auction with a very special site-fence banner. This is an actual Amphi Festivals 2012 banner with the signatures of various artists who played on this year´s festival (a.o. Eisbrecher, Project Pitchfork, Apoptygma Berzerk, Mono Inc., Corvus Corax, The Crüxshadows, 18 Summers, Coppelius, Haujobb, Assemblage 23, Solar Fake, Aesthetic Perfection, Eisenfunk and The Wars).

This auction will go online tonight, 01.08.2012, at 8:00 pm under: http://www.ebay.de/sch/amphi_crew/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
The auction ends on 08.08.2012 at 8:00 pm. The minimum offer for this unique item is 50,00 €!

Together with the outcome of the first wave, the full proceeds of these second auction will also be donated to the following benevolent institutions:
50 % of the amount will go to the “society for the prevention of cruelty to children” in Garbsen (http://www.kinderschutzbund-garbsen.de/), the other 50% go to the “animal home Hanover” (http://www.tierheim-hannover.de/).
Festival News Festival News Written 2012-08-01 13:44:53
AMPHI FESTIVAL 2012 – THE ORKUS OPEN AIR

AMPHI FESTIVAL 2012 - THANK YOU COLOGNE!

Dear Amphi Fans,

this was the 8th Amphi Festival 2012 – „The Orkus Open Air“ and what a gorgeous festival it was! On 21. & 22. July Germany´s most iconic Gothic cathedral – the Cologne Cathedral – peered yearning glimpses to the other side of the Rhine, in painful desire to join the dance, when once again, over 16.000 attendants from all over the world began to celebrate their subculture under perfect festival conditions.

After shear endless weeks of daily rain, St. Peter bestowed two wonderful days to the city of Cologne, brought to life by electronic sounds, powerful goth-rock, selected specials, like reading performances, music theater, folk-noir, pop-meets-classic and much more!

Without a doubt British rock-icons THE SISTERS OF MERCY counted to the big highlights on Saturday, presenting a splendid headliner show with timeless classics and a couple of cool surprises on the main-stage. Further Munich based electro-rockers EISBRECHER and APOPTYGMA BERZERK from Norway contributed to the festival feeling with breathtaking performances! Those boys were definitely „back in town“ - and that was just the beginning!

On Sunday LORD OF THE LOST offered a mighty opening on the main-stage. Plotting their coup de main, the goth-rockers from Hamburg laid the cornerstone for what turned to become probably the most impressive day in eight years of Amphi Festival history, featuring a marvellous show from AESTHETIC PERFECTION, a masterfully orchestrated Rammstein tribute by STAHLZEIT, the top-acts MONO INC., BLUTENGEL and COMBICHRIST, as well as the scene-institutions PROJECT PITCHFORK and AND ONE, who both rocked their assigned stages to the max. Summing up Sunday, literally one highlight chased the other.

Beside the music, people enjoyed the wonderful weather at the beach club and relaxed in the sun with drinks and ice cream, while others strolled along the well-assorted trading gallery, spent some time with their kids in the family area or seeked up the Amphi Festival Café to generate new energy for rocking out. This was where the musical attractions stepped out of the focus for a while to give way to the familial part of the event, where it was possible to hang out with long-treasured fellows and new friends from all over the world. That´s what we call a festival!

THANK YOU AMPHI 2012 – SEE YOU IN 2013

On behalf of the entire Amphi Team, we want to submit our sincerest thanks to all attendants for a ginormous AMPHI FESTIVAL 2012. You are AMPHI! Further we thank all bands, DJ´s, readers, traders, helpers, media partners and sponsors, our fantastic crew, everybody from Tanzbrunnen Cologne, our club-partners, our street-team and everybody else involved in this exciting event.

After this incredible weekend awareness is really tough we will have to wait for another year to finally meet again. Yet there´s one thing you can count on: as we return it shall be awesome again!

The ninth AMPHI FESTIVAL takes place on 20. & 21. JULY 2013 at Tanzbrunnen Cologne. First bands will be announced on 13.08.2012. Pre-selling, including 5+1 group-tickets, starts on 01.08.2012 under www.amphi-festival.de/tickets !

AMPHI VISITOR POLL 2012 ONLINE

Last but not least we would like to hint at our annual visitor poll. Under www.amphi-festival.de/2013/umfrage.html you are able to submit suggestions, your opinion, and band proposals for next year. We are looking forward to your feedback. Among all participants we raffle 5x2 VIP-tickets for the next Amphi Festival
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