The Amphi Festival 2014 Closing Event
10 years of Amphi Festival are 10 good reasons to raise your glasses next summer. That is why we decided to offer you another highlight, in addition to the festival itself. On late Sunday night, 27th July 2014, we invite you to an exclusive final party „CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT“ at the “MS RheinFantasie“, which takes you on a romantic night trip along the Rhine with amazing live-acts. But watch out, the tickets are limited to only 777 pieces!
The “MS RheinFantasie“ was put into service in May 2011 and is the sister ship of the “MS RheinEnergie“. On four decks she combines an intimate club atmosphere in a modern surrounding with the fascination of domestic shipping - truly an extraordinary place for a very special night.
While the dance floor aboard the ship picks up pace at 10:00 pm for the final party, at 11:30 its anchors away for the “MS RheinFantasie“. The musical line-up does not hold anything back as well, bringing you super-exclusive shows in an intimate club-like atmosphere with three of the most memorable voices, the dark music scene brought forth yet.
Last but not least it is also worthwhile to explore the ship itself with its big panorama lounges or to enjoy the outlook of the nightly Rhine in fellow companionship from the free deck.
The PREMIUM BOXES “CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT“
are available now at the Amphi Ticket-Shop. If, for instance, you are looking for a perfect Christmas gift, or you haven´t been quick enough to get a ticket for the sold-out opening ride on Friday, this is your ultimate second chance for an exclusive special. Based on the capacity of the ship, the tickets for “CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT“ are strictly limited to only 777 pieces!
Please be informed
that “CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT“ tickets (in the shape of a golden colored access pass) are only available as part of a the premium box. These boxes do not contain tickets for the Amphi Festival – only for the ship! If you want to attend the Festival itself, you need to order a separate day- or a weekend-ticket on top.
The box set “CALL THE SHIP 2 NIGHT” does include the following items:
*The eventshirt “Call The Ship 2 Night“ will be issued on the day of the event at the “check-in”. Shirt gender and size are marked on the backside of you pass.
- DIN A5 sized hardcover-box with high-gloss finishing and all-new artwork
- Golden colored premium pass for admission to the final event
“Call The Ship 2 Night“ on 27.07.2014 @ MS RheinFantasie
- Lanyard “Call The Ship 2 Night“
- High quality event t-shirt “Call The Ship 2 Night“ (also available as girly) *
- Boardbook “Call The Ship 2 Night“
- Button “10 years anniversary edition “
- Poster “Amphi Calendar 2014“ DIN A3
The box costs 63,95 € + charges &shipping.
Pre-selling starts on 01.12.2013, the first boxes will be shipped on 05.12.2013.
This exclusive offer is only available at Amphi Shop
while stock lasts!
After the tremendous success of the “MS RheinEnergie”, brought into service in 2004, the Rhine shipping society of Cologne and Düsseldorf expanded their fleet on 05. May 2011 by a second, highly modern event liner: the “MS RheinFantasie”. With almost 85 meters in length, a width of 14 meters and 2800 KW of engine power, a little leaner than her big sister, the “MS RheinFantasie” is a leading address for events on domestic waters across Europe and at the same time an impressive appearance with outstanding inner values.
Based on long-term experiences and the state of the art hardware the “MS RheinFantasie” offers an equally elegant and open ambiance with all advantages you can possibly imagine for up to 1000 passengers. Fully air-conditioned and entirely without barriers (incl. a passenger elevator), the “MS RheinFantasie” consists of four decks.
Embedded discretely into the hull, the lower deck harbors the toilets and the wardrobe. This architectural nip enables the “MS RheinFantasie” to offer a panorama-lounge with captain’s view on the Rhine at the bow section of her main deck. The latter part of the main deck consists of the main hall and the concert stage. The upper deck comes along with various seats, providing a nice view of the nightly shore. Also the gallery gives you a heightened perspective on the stage and another lounge can be found in the front section of the deck. The nearly 900m² wide free deck is a great place to hang out in a sociable way and to calm down after the festival at a nightly hour, enjoying the silence after the storm and discussing the most memorable moments of the weekend.
In short, the “MS RheinFantasie“ is a modern ship of dreams you will hardly come across anyplace else in Europe and thereby find an amazing answer to the classic German question: “Why is it so beautiful in the Rhine area?“.
VNV CLASSICAL – Music for Piano & Voice (Only aboard the “MS RheinFantasie“)
The name “VNV Nation” represents finest electronic dance music, paired-up with pure entertainment. Advanced, catchy, full of energy. Sometimes thrilling, sometimes combative and sometimes full of melancholy. With “VNV Classical – Music for Piano and Voice” mastermind Ronan Harris wraps his songs into a completely different livery. While the multi-talented Irishman with the unique voice already manages to lend his music a tremendous emotional depth on the dancefloor, he now enters the classical territory, stepping onto the stage of the “MS RheinFantasie” with nothing but his voice, accompanied by a piano. All safeties off, you´d better prepare yourself for a touching experience that reaches deep into your heart and mind. Close, vulnerable, intense and yet adamant, like a tower of strength.
SOLAR FAKE – One step closer
Sven Friedrich really is someone to rely on! While the charismatic voice from Berlin has mostly been identified with melancholic gothic-rock in the past, the singer and multi-instrumentalist began to experiment with electronic sounds in 2007, by creating the musical side-leap “Solar Fake”. What sounded new and unfamiliar at first, quickly turned into an insiders’ tip among electropop-fans. Reinforced by keyboarder Frank, the third album “Reasons to Kill” was released in October 2013 and ultimately settled a rank among the most requested acts of the scene for “Solar Fake”. Aboard the “MS RheinFantasie” Sven and Frank will give an extra serenade, honoring the closure of the Amphi Festival´s 10th anniversary. Their special set, entitled “One Step Closer”, was particularly arranged for that night, only taking use of voice, intimate piano play and moody synthesizer-sounds.
SPECIAL GUEST: SONJA KRAUSHOFER - “Surprise set with classical arrangements”
For more than 15 years we know Sonja Kraushofer as the leading lady of L´Âme Immortelle, Persephone and Coma Divine. Today, the powerful and musical-studied singer from Vienna, with the iconic red hair, belongs to the most innovative and talented minds of the dark music scene. Therefore she frequently fills the rightful top-ranks for best female lead singer in the yearly polls of various magazines. We feel very honored, that Sonja Kraushofer spontaneously agreed to appear as special guest on the „MS RheinFantasie“, playing a special surprise set, clad in classical arrangements. What exactly she might sing on the ship shall of course not be spoiled until the very night, but one thing you can take for granted: it will be amazing!
GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION
CHECK-IN (WRISTBAND PICKUP / T-SHIRTS):
The premium pass “gold” entitles you only to attend the closing event “Call The Ship 2 Night” on 27.07.2014 aboard the “MS RheinFantasie”. Admission to the festival ground at the Tanzbrunnen Cologne is not included in the pass. In order to get on the ship you need your pass in combination with a separate wristband! Please go to the “Check-In” first, before you head for the landing bridge. The “Check-In” is located at the box office in front of the Tanzbrunnen (Rheinparkweg 1). With your “gold”-pass you can collect the wristband for the ship and your event-shirt.
“Check-In” hours for “Call The Ship 2 Night” are on 27.07.2014 from 2:00 pm till 9:30 pm. It is not possible to check in on Friday, 25.07.2014, for Sunday.
BOARDING / DEPARTURE
The boarding bridge is located at “Kennedyufer” approximately 250 meters away from the box office towards the “Deutzer Brücke”. Before you may enter the ship we will carry out a brief pocket check, looking for prohibited items. Please be at the boarding bridge until 11:15 pm at the very latest. Take care to get there in time. The ship will set off at 11:30 pm. After the ship left there will be no opportunity to get on board. If you missed the ship, there will be no reimbursement of the ticket-price!
Until Monday, 28.07.2014, 8:00 am you can use the free parking spaces of the KölnMesse. Please follow the instructions of the local traffic guidance system and the parking stewards.
The security stands ready for pocket checks at the boarding bridge from 9:30 pm. The common terms of the Amphi Festival (like e.g. no beverages, food, weapons, pyros, pets, video- and audio Equipment…) also apply here. As usual photo cameras (also lens-reflex models) are explicitly allowed aboard the ship! For further information about our general terms please visit
14:00 – 21:30 Check-In
22:00 - 23:15 Boarding
22:00 – 23:50 Boardparty
23:50 – 00:10 Sonja Kraushofer – „Special Guest Surprise Set”
00:15 – 01:00 Solar Fake – “One Step Closer”
01:20 – 02:20 VNV Classical – “Music for Piano & Voice”
02:15 – 03:00 Boardparty
Return to Cologne of the “MS RheinFantasie” 02:30 am!
A STATEMENT REGARDING SECURITY ON BOARD
In case of an emergency security personnel and medical assistants will be on board during the event. Furthermore the “MS RheinFantasie” has a sophisticated fencing (railing) that meets the official standards of passenger transportation on domestic ships. Avoid climbing on/over the railing by any means. A ship is the most inappropriate place for courage tests, especially at night. Sliding off the railing brings up a life-threatening situation! Please call for a security officer immediately, if you notice someone trying to climb on the railing.
The “MS RheinFantasie” will return to Cologne at about 2:30 am. Since there will be no opportunity to leave the ship earlier we are forced by the German youth protection law to admit young people and children under 18 years of age only in company of their parents or an 18 year old person that has been entitled by the parents in written form. The authorization and a passport must be brought along for possible checks. Otherwise we are not allowed to grant admission to visitors under 18 years of age.
HEAVILY DRUNK VISITORS
Due to the increased potential of risks (danger of falling over board), we reserve the right to occasionally deny heavily drunk visitors the admission to the event.
Short-term changes can´t always be avoided completely. If changes become necessary, they will be announced timely before the event at www.amphi-festival.de or at the “Check-In”.
Pictures: © K-D.com / Elmar Herrmann