Signing sessions confirmed!Thursday, 16.05.2013
While the live appearances of the bands are rocking on stage, we also record vivid activity around the signing-booth at the Café-hall this year. VNV NATION, OOMPH!, DIE FORM, PETER HEPPNER, WESSELSKY and many more will be present there for pictures, signatures and smalltalk. All confirmed sessions, including their schedule can be found now at: www.amphi-festival.de/2013/autogrammstunden.html .
Virtual Amphi tour online!Wednesday, 08.05.2013
Tomorrow is Ascension Day. How about a walk around our festivalground, for a change? Thanks to Marcin from Alternation.pl for providing this fantastic service!
Limited Pre-Amphi t-shirt sold out!Monday, 29.04.2013It was only a matter of time: the limited Pre-Amphi t-shirt is sold out at the Amphi Shop! The limited item was available in sizes S to XXL at a special price of only 14,95 € each.
FINAL ARTIST FOR 2013: „WESSELSKY“Thursday, 25.04.2013
The final artist for 2013 hast been confirmed:
WESSELSKY is 100% Alexander Wesselsky! 44, unpredictable and still rocking at full blast, Alex celebrates his repdigit-age and 25 year stage anniversary to fire away a festival show extraordinaire. Well-hung pieces from earlier days, rarely played songs, songs of his works before “Eisbrecher” which haven´t been played for a long time, perhaps something new, maybe even one or the other cover – in short, special songs for a special audience on a special day, served live und hard by a fine band!
5+1 DAY TICKETS SOLD OUT + CAMPING TICKETS SHORT SOONThursday, 25.04.2013
While our special 5+1 weekend tickets were sold out within the fewest of weeks, the 5+1 day tickets for the upcoming Amphi Festival on 20. & 21. July are now gone as well. Single day or weekend tickets for the festival are still available. Together with this latest update from the ticket-shop we would like to bring your attention to the contingent of camping tickets. Big parts of them were sold already and the remaining tickets are expected to get in short supply soon. Don´t wait for too long, they´re limited as well
Amphi Festival 2012 merchandise now reduced!Thursday, 28.03.2013
Without a distinct ending time, but only while stock lasts, we reduced prices in the Amphi Shop at www.amphi-shop.de for the t-shirts and jackets of our 2012 merchandise collection by 25 percent. Catch your personal item now and help setting a full-stop to this never ending winter. ;-)!
Four additional artists confirmed for Amphi Festival 2013!Tuesday, 19.03.2013
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.
CHRISTIAN VON ASTER
Big Amphi pre-party at “Alter Wartesaal”Tuesday, 19.03.2013
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“. For further info about the official pre-party, please visit: www.memphis-team.com or check the warm-up party section on this page!
First Amphi Warm-Up Parties confirmed!Tuesday, 19.03.2013
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. All current dates are always enlisted here: www.amphi-festival.de/2013/warmupparties.html .
THE CURRENT LINE-UP SPLIT BY DAYSMonday, 28.01.2013
With its latest entries, the programme for 2013 appears to be almost finished. Thus we may announce the first rough division by days. Simply check our Programme section ( or www.amphi-festival.de/2013/bands.html ) for more information which bands will play on which day!
BOA, CLARK & CO!Tuesday, 22.01.2013
Adding even more colour to the well-assorted programme of the Amphi Festival 2013, we welcome three more artists to the current line-up:
PHILLIP BOA & THE VOODOOCLUB
A LIFE [DIVIDED]
ATARI TEENAGE RIOT confirmed!Monday, 07.01.2013
A happy new year to all of you! The new calendar barely turned one week old, as adrenaline pushes through the veins again for a band announcement that comes with the maximum permissible dose of power under the hood!
“Are they too hard, are your 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!
OOMPH! & FADERHEAD CONFIRMEDTuesday, 18.12.2012
With their latest Album „Des Wahnsinns fette Beute“, OOMPH! take their trademark-sound to a new level with uncompromised courage to step far beyond the borders. A good reason to welcome the charismatic band around lead figure Dero for a splendid return to the Amphi stage in July 2013.
Second in line we actually have our popular electro-powerhouse FADERHEAD joining the Amphi Festival line-up. After his monster-hit „Tanz Zwo Drei Vier“ mastermind Sami Mark Yahya invites us on a journey into „The World Of Faderhead“, where he bids us welcome with a sincere „Fistful Of Fuck You!“. But he also has a sensitive side that enters the surface on stage, when cunning club-beats and sensitive electro-pop grooves merge into one spectacular live-show!
AMPHI PREMIUM-BOX-SETS SOLD OUTMonday, 26.11.2012With the announcement of the new premium box-sets, about 8 weeks ago, the feedback was already overwhelming. Even before the first boxes got delivered, a huge chunk of the sets were sold. Meanwhile the premium box-sets are completely sold out and with them all premium-passes for the opening event “Call The Ship To Port“ on the MS RheinEnergie, too.
Here we have the bad times, as we are sorry if you haven´t been able to catch one of the boxes and now have to look for other ideas to give away for Christmas. If there were more space we could have offered more boxes, but as you will understand the capacity of the ship is limited. For those who still like to experience COVENANT and WELLE:ERDBALL live next year, we recommend to consider the E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL 2013 in Berlin. Check it out at www.etropolis-festival.de !
NEW BANDS CONFIRMED: DIE FORM / FROZEN PLASMAMonday, 26.11.2012
Let´s crack the whip, before the pain kicks in:
While live shows recently became rare gems of this exceptional French formation, we are honoured to have won DIE FORM for a show at the Amphi Festival 2013. Also FROZEN PLASMA joined the line-up!
CONFIRMED TODAY: DIARY OF DREAMS!Monday, 05.11.2012
In 2013 DIARY OF DREAMS return to unfold the magic of enchanting melodies, dreamlike sounds and an ever-present melancholy. We are happy to annonce this great addition to the line-up, as many of you requested this magnificent band to join the Amphi Festival again for quite a while.
VNV NATION and FUNKER VOGT confirmedTuesday, 30.10.2012
if the artists, confirmed today, master one thing to perfection, it is electronic dance music of the finest!
VNV NATION (headliner 2013)
LIMITED PREMIUM BOX WITH EXCLUSIVE OPENING EVENT ON THE RHINEThursday, 27.09.2012With the new AMPHI FESTIVAL PREMIUM BOXES AND BOX-SETS you enhance your festival experience and celebrate with us on Europe´s biggest and most modern event-ship, MS RHEINENERGIE. On Friday,19.07.2013 we take you on an evening excursion along the Rhine with the opening event “CALL THE SHIP TO PORT” and great live shows, setting you in the right mood for the Amphi Festival 2013.
Get ready for a night to remember,with:
COVENANT (exclusively on the ship)
WELLE: ERDBALL (Throwback Minimal C=64)
CLASSIC & DEPECHE
For further information about the event please visit: www.amphi-festival.de/2013/calltheshiptoport.html
The exclusive boxes and box-sets are limited to 1111 units and on sale now under: www.amphi-shop.de
Strictly limited to 1111 units!!!
9 ADDITIONAL ARTISTS CONFIRMED!Tuesday, 25.09.2012
As multi-layered as the line-up started, it continues to build with more fresh acts from the electronic, mediaeval, rock and classic genre. This time we welcome:
ICON OF COIL
And on the theater stage:
ESCAPE WITH ROMEO
ALICE NEVE FOX
DR. MARK BENECKE
DUNKELSCHÖN (ACOUSTIC SHOW)
CLASSIC & DEPECHE
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 performaces! 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 cornerston 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 phantastic 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
Best regards and thanks again,
Your Amphi Festival Team