NEW AMPHI-ARTISTS CONFIRMED ON HALLOWEEN:Freitag, 31.10.2014
Witches, ghosts, werewolves and demons – it´s Halloween and the Amphi Fest right inbetween. Just about time to rummage forth the old „Bloody Kisses“-lp from the cabinet, to fetch the Edgar Allen Poe volume and to enjoy bloodred juice of the grape at candlelight. Alas! There´s no such enjoyable thing like a romantic autumn night on All Hallows Eve, isn´t it? At least until it´s knocking at the door and the little rascals from the neighbourhood shout a demanding „trick or treat!“ at you. Come on fellas, where are your manners...? ;)
After all we are prepared and invited us a couple of trustworthy guests that will help us to defy the madness.
THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE
DER TOD (DEATH COMEDY)
Amphi moderator with an edge: Dr. Mark Benecke gives away vampire books!Freitag, 17.10.2014
Forensic expert, book author and this year´s Amphi moderator Dr. Mark Benecke is a true original. As crime scene comprehender and limelight hog in one Dr. Doom succeeds to convey the morbid day-work of forensic examination even to complete laymen in a plausible and entertaining fashion that pulls the audience right in. Instantly it also even occurs that one may leave one of his highly acclaimed talks with a piece of the Doc´s private property.
Along with his moderation at the Amphi Festival 2015, Dr. Benecke comes up with a cool surprise for you. On Saturday, 25.07., he provides a big contingent of his vampire books for free, which we are permitted to give away as a welcome-gift to the first 666 visitors who enter the festivalground!
Thanks a lot Mark, for this cool offer!
AND ONE & [X]-RX @ AMPHI FESTIVAL 2015Montag, 29.09.2014
Apart from their special retro-set on the ship, which will be a blast in itself, it is hard to imagine a more appropriate headliner than AND ONE to give our Amphi Festival re-boot the perfect spin. When Steve Naghavi turns on the „Magnet“ together with his boys and begins to lay the arena under a current of electronic sounds, it will end in nothing less than a gigantic party that seeks its equals! From „Trilogy“ to eternity!
Furthermore [X]-RX step into the industrial-rave ring. Right in your face the two-piece sets out to instigate the electronic linedance on Sunday.
CALL THE SHIP TO PORT 2015 – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLEMontag, 29.09.2014„Simply irresistible!“ was the unanimous verdict after the 2013 premiere of the Amphi Festival opening CALL THE SHIP TO PORT. For 2014 it caused a run at the strictly limited 1111 tickets, that literally ripped them out of our hands within 72 hours. Read everything about next years edition here: www.amphi-festival.de/2015/calltheshiptoport.html
The Amphi Festival premium boxes 2015 and premium upgrades, including tickets for the boat trip are now on sale and exclusively available at the Amphi Ticketshop www.amphi-shop.de, while stock lasts.[...]
On 24.07.2015 we pull the anchor with CALL THE SHIP TO PORT and present you the AND ONE „Retro Hour 1990-1995“. With their special retro-set, Steve Naghavi & Co. will open the treasure chest to present an exclusive selection of their earliest gems from the years 1990-1995. In best AND ONE fashion we expect high waves during their show on the MS RheinEnergie.
With a parforce ride behind the face in the mirror, Chris L. and Oliver Senger a.k.a. EZIONOGA are going to lash you on an uncompromising trip into the deeps of the human soul. Harsh and relentless, murder and homicide, until the blood runs cold! Furthermore, as third member of the pack, the synth-pop institution !DISTAIN from Augsburg will ring in the concert evening on board.
Alongside these musical offerings, the MS RheinEnergie itself plays a major role during the evening. Europes biggest domestic eventship and its crew already look forward to untie the ropes and take you on an excursion along the Rhine. From the old town panorama to the industrial complex of the „Godorfer Hafen“ and back to the nightly shores of Cologne with the famous cathedral lit in the dark, this journey creates an unforgettable experience!
The atmosphere aboard the MS RheinEnergie truly unfolds its own genuine charm. Regardless if gliding along the Rhine on the sun deck in pleasent company or dancing to cool live-bands in the ship´s concert hall – it is hard to imagine a more enjoyable start for a festival weekend.
As always the Amphi opening event CALL THE SHIP TO PORT 2015 comes in an exclusive premium box, limited to 1111 units. Each premium box includes:
- 3D boarding pass for CALL THE SHIP TO PORT 2015
- Exclusive opening event t-shirt
- Amphi Festival 2015 weekend ticket
- Boardbook with all information about event
- Poster calendar 2015
The elaborate hardcover-box is a real collector´s piece again and above all unbeatable as a gift idea. Together with the novelty of the 3D boarding pass, the event-shirt will be included directly in the box this time. Those who already own an Amphi Festival weekend ticket for 2015 can take a premium upgrade. These upgrade boxes contain no weekend ticket.
XI. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2015
25. & 26.07.2015 – Cologne | AMPHI EVENTPARK
Dear Amphi Fans,
It is the most debated topic of the hour and it is not a rumour! After the 10th anniversary 2014 the time has come for the AMPHI FESTIVAL to open a new chapter. With a relocation of only a few hundred meters, the Amphi Eventpark (which includes the awesome Lanxess Arena), has been created exclusively for us and awaits us all on 25. & 26. July 2015, to provide sheer Amphi feeling.
Obviously we can´t wait to explain the reasons behind the decision to move the festival to another venue and to introduce the company of new possibilities that follows along in detail.
THE AMPHI FESTIVAL MOVES ON – WE FOLLOW!Ever since the premiere of the Amphi Festival, which started at the Amphi Theater in Gelsenkirchen, we wanted us as a promoter to be measured by the capability to keep established qualities, resolve criticism and to offer the best festival experience possible. Moving over to the Amphi Eventpark opens up a large number of advantages.
First of all, the Lanxess Arena will be the impressive new centerpiece of the festival. Unaffected by all weather conditions, the fully air-conditioned arena not just offers space for all visitors, the clear sight on the stage, either on the center floor or the lavishly seated upper ranks, is simply phenomenal. For the first time since 2005 it is possible to do headliner shows past the mark of 10:00 pm, always with the free choice to either charge into the moshpit or to enjoy the show relaxed from a seat of your favour. How can a festival experience be more convenient than that! Especially in comparison with the Staatenhaus which obviously had gotten long in the tooth lately.
Apart from the plans to turn the Staatenhaus into a musical theater, the city of Cologne pursues for several years now, it were the severe structural shortcomings of the complex, which also prevented us from future festival activities in that venue after the year 2014. Even among you criticism of the Staatenhaus got massive this time. Especially concerning the acoustic, atmosphere, admission situation and the climatic conditions we simply had to act this time. That´s why we decided to push the big wheel and give you the Lanxess Arena. One of Europe’s, biggest, most modern and sophisticated venues to date.
The outdoor area of the Amphi Eventpark, which spans the entire surrounding of the arena, contains our re-imagined open-air stage with many additional live-acts, plus chill-out areas, the merchant gallery and a few surprises that shall sustain the open-air character of the Amphi Festival.
The Amphi café, many of you came to enjoy over the past years, will also return in the unique atmosphere of the so-called „Henkelmännchen“, which includes the after-show parties at night. Fans of the Theater stage will come to enjoy artists of special interest, readings and talks at the „Magistrale“, inside the Cologne City House nearby.
In many regards the Amphi Festival will return to its roots in 2015 and combine them with the experience and conveniences of the last 10 years. We even addressed some heavily criticised topics, that were impossible to eliminate in the past. First and foremost this concerns the pricing and choice of the gastronomical offer.
With the company behind the Amphi Eventpark we succeeded to negotiate a notably more affordable pricing for all drinks. In addition to that the gastronomical variety will be expanded with over 60 food stations in and around the arena. Of course the popular free drinking-water fountains will stay part of the open-air area.
Gone are the entry-queues and admission-stops at the Staatenhaus. More than a dozen gateways ensure a smooth transition from the arena to the open-air section of the Amphi Eventpark. More space to saunter or to start an extended shopping tour plus seated areas for meet-ups and conversations with friends contribute to the relaxed character of the festival.
Even the traffic connections show a number of obvious improvements. Thanks to the parking garages and subterranean garages directly at the Amphi Eventpark, you will only have to walk a few leaps and you´re on the festivalground. Actually you even won´t have to adjust your journey habits much. The well-known Deutzer Bahnhof (Deutz station) is equally located directly in the vicinity of the Amphi-Eventpark, as the Deutz-Mülheimer Straße or various bus- and tram-stops. From those you´ll reach the main station or the old city with the famous Cologne Cathedral quickly.
It was important for us to preserve the friendly and familiar atmosphere you enjoyed so far. From our annual polls we know what concerns you and what your wishes are. With the relocation we tried to pay justice to most of your proposals and suggestions and we are very satisfied with the result.
„DAS AMPHI FESTIVAL ZIEHT UM – WIR ZIEHEN MIT!“ (“The Amphi Festival moves on – we follow“), is the tagline for 2015 and we can´t wait for the time you´ll finally get the chance to convince yourself in person of the advantages the Amphi Eventpark has up its sleeve.
FIRST CONFIRMED BANDS FOR 2015Stroke upon stroke, we continue directly with the first band announcement for 2015. With this line-up you should quickly familiarize with the new venue and enjoy the electricity in the air, when VNV NATION and many others will rock the arena. Also it is the genuine wish of FRONT 242 to apologize with an incredible fulltime show for the technical issues they encountered at this year´s Amphi Festival.
VNV NATION – FRONT 242 – THE MISSION - DIARY OF DREAMS – OOMPH! – DAF – GOETHES ERBEN – AGONOIZE - SAMSAS TRAUM – WELLE:ERDBALL – THE CRÜXSHADOWS – [:SITD:] – DAS ICH - WESSELSKY – ZERAPHINE – NEUROTICFISH – DIORAMA – QNTAL – S.P.O.C.K. - STAHLMANN – RABIA SORDA – CHROM – DARKHAUS – CENTHRON – SCHÖNGEIST - PATENBRIGADE: WOLFF + many other artists + supporting programme
CALL THE SHIP 2 PORT – THE EXCLUSIVE OPENING EVENT 2015Good news for all fans of our opening event „CALL THE SHIP 2 PORT“ and everybody who missed the tickets last time: the MS RheinEnergie will return in 2015! Right now we are already working on the line-up and the contents for the premium box. As soon as all things are settled, we will reveal the new premium package to you. Expect the announcement and pre-sale start in September. Be alert: you will certainly have to decide quickly, as last time all tickets were sold out in only 72 hours. We don´t want to push it but there is a slight chance it might happen again.
In that regard it has to be underlined that the sister/final event „CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT“ 2014 was indeed a 10th anniversary special and will not become a permanent commodity. 2015 we will definitely have one ship event – on Friday, 24. July 2015, aboard the MS RheinEnergie!
Your Amphi Team
„Amphi moves on – we follow!“