FINAL ARTIST CONFIRMED: MIDGE URE (THE VOICE OF ULTRAVOX)Donnerstag, 17.04.2014
MIDGE URE is a man with many faces. As a songwriter, singer and guitarist the versatile Scotsman looks upon an impressive vita that equally includes the 1985 no.1 solo-career hit „If I was“ as well as various milestones like Visage („Fade to grey“), Guitar work for Thin Lizzy and the legendary charity-project „Band Aid“ in 1984.
Prior to the mid-80s MIDGE URE earned himself immortality as frontman of the iconic band Ultravox, who still enjoy worldwide recognition for unforgotten tunes like „Vienna“, „Dancing With Tears In My Eyes“, „Hymn“ and many more that became synonymous for the period when New Wave and Electropop shaped the music culture and feeling of an entire generation.
Currently MIDGE URE continues to pursue his way as a solo artist. Together with his live band „the voice of Ultravox“ appears with an amazing selection of songs that represent his finest solo-achievements along with timeless classics of an eventful career.
PROGAMME CHANGE: EISENFUNK DROPPED OUT – PHOSGORE IN!Donnerstag, 17.04.2014
The following (translated) statement reached us from the EISENFUNK headquarter:
„Dear fans and attendants of the Amphi Festival,
unfortunately we must inform you, that we have to cancel our show at the AMPHI FESTIVAL 2014. A couple of months ago our singer Michael took on a new job in a leading position that often requires him to travel abroad. To misfortune he will also have to be out of the country during the time of the AMPHI FESTIVAL. We already tried to change schedules, checked for return flights and so forth. Regardless of how often we twist and turn it, we unfortunately don´t get to a situation that allows us to guarantee the show. As we cannot live from the music and therefore have to depend on our jobs etc., we ask for your understanding, that we have to give the priority to Michael´s job. We are deeply sorry and we really hope you understand why we need to do this. Of course we wish everybody lots of fun at the Amphi Festival and we are sure it will be an absolutely amazing weekend in Cologne!“
We apologize for this rather unpleasent news from EISENFUNK, although musically we keep the rhythm. Instead of EISENFUNK it´s now up to PHOSGORE to blast a salvo of ultra heavy beats right at your face.
THE EXPLODING BOY, CORDE OBLIQUE & ECKI STIEG @ AMPHI 2014Donnerstag, 03.04.2014
Spring-time is here and so does Easter-time. Grey turns to blue while we cannot wait to finally rock the Tanzbrunnen with you again, as the Amphi Festival´s 10th anniversary is constantly coming closer on the horizon. As the pre-production goes on at full speed we are excited to introduce three additional artists for the line-up you don´t get to see every day. New in the line-up:
THE EXPLODING BOY
“CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT“ – NOT MANY TICKETS LEFTDonnerstag, 03.04.2014
Tickets for “CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT“ are getting short now! Ending this year´s anniversary festival in style, we return to the water with the final event “CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT“ on the MS RheinFantasie. This romantic night trip on the Rhine awaits with splendid musical guests in a classical outfit. First of all Mr. Ronan Harris, giving an exclusive “VNV CLASSICAL“ performance on VNV songs for piano and voice. Further SOLAR FAKE and SONJA KRAUSHOFER (of L´Âme Immortelle, Persephone & Come Divine) present special setlists tailored for the classical style of the evening. Read more: www.amphi-festival.de/2014/calltheshiptonight.html .
Don´t miss to be a part of this unique experience. If you´re looking for a cool Easter present this is the one you´ve been waiting for. The premium boxes with boarding pass for the ship, lanyard, event-shirt and much more, are still available at the amphi shop at www.amphi-shop.de !