â€śCall The Ship To Port 2016â€ť - The Amphi Festival Opening-Event
|Check-in / departure:
||Viking Cruises Boarding Bridgeâ€ť â€“ Kennedyufer (Cologne - Deutz)
On 22.07.2016 itÂ´s time again for another edition of CALL THE SHIP TO PORT. Alongside the musical offerings, served by APOPTYGMA BERZERK and OOMPH!, the MS RheinEnergie itself plays of course a major role of 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 â€žGodorfer Hafenâ€ś 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 floating along the Rhine on the sun deck in pleasant company or dancing to cool live-bands in the shipÂ´s concert hall â€“ it is hard to imagine a more enjoyable beginning of the festival weekend.
As usual CALL THE SHIP TO PORT comes together with in an exclusive and strictly limted premium box.
Each Premiumbox contains:
- Original ticket CALL THE SHIP TO PORT 2016
- AMPHI FESTVAL 2016 weekend ticket (not included for upgraders)
- exclusive event t-shirt
- one metal charm CALL THE SHIP TO PORT
- boardbook with related event information
- poster calendar 2016
If you already bought an Amphi Festival weekend ticket you can order a premium upgrade. Upgrade boxes do not contain a weekend ticket. The Amphi Festival premium boxes 2016 and premium upgrades are exclusively available at Amphi ticketshop at www.amphi-shop.de, while stock lasts.
For everyone who visited CALL THE SHIP TO PORT in earlier years and also likes to have one of the metal charms, we hold a small number of them available for separate sale at our merchandise shop.
Put into service in 2004 and powered with 3680 kw, the 90 meters wide and 19 meters long MS RheinEnergie is a real authority on the Rhine which even enjoys blessings from above since Pope Benedict XVIÂ´s presence on board during the world youth day 2005. It doesnÂ´t come by surprise that the â€śwall of fameâ€ś inside the eventship stands adorned by many photos of celebrities from music, television, politics and society who visited the ship ever since. It was in 2013 when the MS RheinEnergie took its first excursion into the dark waters of the gothic scene by having our Amphi Festival opening-event and we tell you, it was love at first sight!
Once you step on board itÂ´s impossible to resist the singular atmosphere. With 2000 mÂ˛ of floor space, seperated into main deck, upper deck and sun deck, the MS RheinEnergie offers room for up to 1650 passengers, depending on the kind on the individual set-up. At the same time the fully climatized concert hall stands ready to compete with any landside club, for it features a 50 mÂ˛ stage with a modern sound- and light-system.
The stylish gallery on the upper deck offers a heightened view upon the stage and comfortable seats for a great prospect over the Rhine. Sitting at windowside, ahead at the bow, in the main hall or back at the stern, you can enjoy your time with a refreshment from the bar, while the concert action rocks the floor beneath. Best with beautiful weather, the shipÂ´s 1200 mÂ˛ sized sun deck has become a highly popular place in the past. Some Amphi fans already found themselves fully charmed by the beautiful sundown-setting of the Rhine and spent the entire evening, sitting on the deck, having a blast in good company.
For visitors with handicaps the MS RheinEnergie was built completely barrier free. All decks are accessible effortlessly by a lift located at the bow section of the entrance level. The bow further includes a service area with restrooms and the wardrobe.
Thus we gladly share the K-D slogan â€žOn the Rhine there are only best places!â€ś and wish you an enjoyable time aboard the MS RheinEnergie!
THE ARTISTS (MS Rheinenergie only)
1989 is the founding year of our norwegian hit factory APOPTYGMA BERZERK. What first began with two creative minds, exploring electronic sounds, current singer and mastermind Stephan Groth in the early stages continued as a solo project. Together with the debut album â€žSoli Deo Gloriaâ€ś, released in 1993, came the first live shows which Groth succesfully turned into the cornerstone of a flourishing career.
Although it is only one example for the numerous floorfillers created by Groth, that enabled APOPTYGMA BERZERK as a band to sell far beyond half a million records to-date, ApopÂ´s 1995 club hit â€žNon Stop Violenceâ€ś still belongs to the mandatory assets of every decent electro party. Also songs like â€žEclipseâ€ś, â€žKathyÂ´s Songâ€ś or â€žUntil The End Of The Worldâ€ś became timeless classics of the electropop scene.
With the 2005 album â€žYou And Me Against The Worldâ€ś APOPTYGMAS musical orientation changed notably. The electronic structures gave way to alternative rock influences increasingly. Despite certain skepticism from the electronic fan community, it didnÂ´t take away a single bit from ApopÂ´s level of success, nor their irresistible tunes. In fact, a wealth of four singles had been released off the album, once more accompanied by exciting headliner shows â€“ including their legendary Amphi Festival 2007 concert.
Particulaly on stage APOPTYGMA BERZERK are a force of nature. â€žCompletely floating above the earthâ€ś, one might say, when the Norwegians ignite their current smasher â€žMajor Tomâ€ś (based on a song by Peter Schilling) and boost their audience into the partyzone - full speed ahead!
â€žAugen auf!â€ś, they are on their way! Be prepared for a massive eruption of electronic rock with Dero, Flux and Crap taking the
The pioneers of Neue Deutsche HĂ¤rte already look back on a 25-year bandhistory. While in the early days of industrial music the scene
around DĂĽsseldorf went for images like machinery, wages and labour, another breed emerged from Wolfsburg by the end of the 80s, which later
inspired artists such as Joachim Witt and Rammstein.
Along with the upcoming crossover wave by the mid-90s, OOMPH! quickly ascended as a leading force in the german alternative scene.
Uncompromising riffs, dark electronica and a clear message united in an energetic package that swiftly took chartlistings and concert
halls alike by storm. Songs such as â€žGekreuzigtâ€ś, â€žDas WeiĂźe Lichtâ€ś or â€žFieberâ€ś (feat Nina Hagen) are common classics today.
Yet, OOMPH!Â´s biggest achievement was to-date yet to be released, when their number 1 hit â€žAugen Auf!â€ś in 2004 rocketed to the top of
the german single charts for weeks and finally had been awarded platinum-status. The related album â€žWahrheit oder Pflichtâ€ś picked
up gold-status as the next big coup already got staged: in 2007 Dero & co. successfully contended for the Bundesvision Songcontest
(an unrelated german version of the ESC) and won the competition as the first alternative act ever for their federal state lower-saxony whith
their hit-single â€žTrĂ¤umst Duâ€ś.
Currently the northern-lights rock the stage with their latest album â€žXXVâ€ś. Looking back at their recent show at Amphi Festival, we are to
prepare for a hot summer night with OOMPH! at â€žCall The Ship To Port 2016â€ś!
CHECK-IN & COLLECTION OF FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS
Whilst the t-shirts are already in the premium boxes now, a separate check-in prior admission isnÂ´t necessary anymore. You also wonÂ´t need an additional wristband to get aboard the ship. Just provide your ticket.
Once you are on board you have the opportunity to collect your Amphi Festival wristband. At 7:30 pm we will open a counter at the rear section of the upper deck, where you can change your Amphi Festival weekend ticket into a fabric festival-wristband. No need to rush! Just come by anytime, whenever you feel like it. We are there for you the entire evening.
BOARDING / DEPARTURE
The boarding bridge is located at â€śKennedyuferâ€ť. From Tanzbrunnen Cologne you walk approximately 250 meters straightforward towards â€śHohenzollernbrĂĽckeâ€ť and there it is. Please allow yourself sufficient time for the journey to be at the boarding bridge not later than 7:00 pm. The MS RheinEnergie will leave at 8:00 pm. After the ship left, there will be no further opportunity to get on board. The ship canÂ´t wait for belated arrivals. If you missed the departure, there will be no refund of the ticket-price!
In case of low-tide, it may be necessary to switch to another boarding bridge, located on the old-town shore of the Rhine. If this is the case we will announce the relocation here timely before the event.
Info following shortly!
From 6:30 pm the security will check all passengerÂ´s bags. The known rules for the Amphi Festival (like e.g. no beverages, food, weapons, pyros, pets, video- and audio equipmentâ€¦) also apply to the opening event aboard the ship. As usual photo cameras (also lens-reflex models) are explicitly allowed! For more information about our general terms please check here:
18:30 â€“ 19:00 Bag check
19:00 â€“ 20:00 Boarding
21:10 - 22:25 OOMPH!
23:00 â€“ 00:15 APOPTYGMA BERZERK
00:15 â€“ 02:00 Aftershowparty an Bord
The MS RheinEnergie returns to Cologne approximately at midnight!
In case of a low-tide the times are subject to change. All changes will be announced here in time before the event.
SAFETY ON BOARD
Security personnel and medical assistants will be on board during the event in case of an emergency. The MS RheinEnergie has a sophisticated fencing (railing) that meets the official standards of passenger transportation on domestic ships. Yet, we ask you to respect the situation of being on a moving ship. Strictly avoid climbing on/over the railing. A ship is a conceivably inappropriate place to challenge your courage. This concerns particularly the sun deck. Falling off the railing will have life-threatening consequences! We all want to celebrate a wonderful event without losing people for kicks or having to pick someone out of the Rhine. If you notice someone who tries to climb on/over the railing, please inform the security immediately.
LATEST INFORMATION / SHORT-TERM CHANGES
Due to big timegap until the actual event, short-term changes of the organization cannot be excluded. If changes need to be applied all deviations will be announced on this website timely before the event. Please take this site as source for all the latest information and possible updates. Thank you!