AMPLIFEST 2016: FAQ

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

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Concerts, films, Amplitalks, listening sessions, exhibitions and moments of sharing between artists and audience. We’ll do in a sole weekend what we’ve been doing all our lives: work for the sake of art with ambitious proposals.

We think that our Amplifest page has everything you need to know: line-up, performance times, accommodation deals, directions, tickets, suggestions to visit in Porto, press contact, etc… Take a look (portuguese and english): AMPLIFEST 2016

We decided to help you to get ready anyway:

HARD CLUB

Artwork by Micaela Amaral

Artwork by Micaela Amaral


Our city is beautiful, isn’t it? Thank you for the picture, Jorge.

View from the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Thank you, Jorge!

Hard Club, with its blood-red painted iron structure, is the very heart of Amplifest. An historic building that dates back to the 18th century, it stands in one of the most beautiful parts of Porto, with a view to the Douro river and only minutes away from the city center. Originally intended to function as a market, it has been renovated as a music venue. Hard Club holds two rooms, Sala 1 and Sala 2, with a capacity for 1000 and 400 people respectively. Between these two rooms, a large corridor – the mainfloor (600 people) – will welcome the Error! Design exhibition, merchandise stands, record stalls and also serve as a communal area to hang out between shows.

PROMOTER’S ADVICES
– We’ve been doing some miracles since 2006, but here’s something we can’t do anything about: if you really want to see something at Sala 2, make sure you’ll be there a little bit early;
– If you’re not interested in the show, PLEASE don’t ruin it by talking to your friends inside the room. Use the Mainfloor to hang out;

NOSMOKING copy2- PLEASE avoid smoking inside the rooms respecting those who don’t smoke by doing it in the mainfloor or outside the venue (enjoying the Douro river sights). It means a lot to all the non-smokers and the vocalists keeps telling us how much they appreciate to play at non-smoking venues. We really appreciate your respect on this;

Food/ Drinks
At the upper floor you’ll find a restaurant that will serve you some sandwiches if you don’t want to miss a riff or a warm meal if you want a more relaxed dinner. There are some bars (see map above) where you can get your drink. Please note that neither the restaurant or bars are our responsibility.
ATM
There’s two cash machines nearby Hard Club (2 minutes walking): Rua Mouzinho da Silveira and Praça do Infante.
Lost & Found
If you lose something during Amplifest, please warn the staff at the box office of Sala 1. If you find something please deliver it at the box office as well.
WI-FI
There’s wi-fi at Hard Club so please share your Instagram pictures, Facebook and Twitter comments with us. Use the #amplifest hashtag.

TICKETS
EXTENDED EXPERIENCE
On friday 19th, from 21:00 onwards, you can collect your 4 days ticket + wristband at CAVE 45. We’ll be there at the entrance waiting for you.
On monday 22nd, doors at Passos Manuel will open at 20:30.

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE/ DAY TICKETS
HARD CLUB BOX OFFICES WILL OPEN AT 13:00 ON SATURDAY AND 12:30 ON SUNDAY
Where do I exchange my ticket/ amplivoucher for the wristband?
If you bought your ticket online at Amplistore/ Ticketea/ Place & Tickets: Sala 1 box office.
If you bought your ticket via bank transfer: Sala 1 box office.
If you bought your ticket at any record store or Hard Club: Sala 2 box office.
Press should pick-up their accreditations at Sala 2 box office.
Guests should pick-up their wristbands at Sala 1 box office.

I only bought a day ticket, do I have to change it for the wristband? Where?
Yes. Sala 1 box office if you bought it at Amplistore or any box office if you bought on the record stores.

I still didn’t buy my ticket, where should I buy it?
At this moment, you can still buy your weekend/ day ticket online at AMPLISTORE. They’re also available at the following stores:
Porto – Hard Club, Louie Louie, Piranha, Bunker Store and Black Mamba (until 19/08).
Lisboa – Flur (only until 13/08).

I really can’t buy it online or at the selected stores. Can I buy at the box office?
If it’s not sold out, we’ll have a few for sure.

I don’t have a Paypal account, what should I do?
To buy your ticket at Amplistore you don’t need a Paypal account.

Will I receive my ticket at home?
No. Once the payment is confirmed, you’ll receive an amplivoucher in your e-mail address. Print it or bring it in your smartphone and, once at the Sala 1 Box Office, we will give you the wristband and the beautiful ticket. Bring your ID, it’s mandatory!

PERFORMANCE TIMES
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We will give you the timetable at the box office, but you can check it or download it here. Please have in mind that the running order was chosen with the utmost attention and production logistics also play a major role.

CAMERAS/ VIDEO/ SOUND RECORDING AT AMPLIFEST
Professional cameras are not allowed unless you have the Amplifest photo pass.
Video and Sound recordings are not permitted.

PORTO
We have some suggestions of places you should visit, check Amplifest 2016 website.

ACCOMMODATION
Place & Tickets selected a few awarded hostels and hotels that we really like and trust. You can check the accommodation packs at the website.

OH, WHAT ABOUT THE AMPLIWEATHER?
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Do you still have any questions? Write us. Even if you don’t, write us after Amplifest with suggestions, ideas, criticisms, love/ hate letters. This is the 6th edition, we want to get better and better and Amplifest exists because of you. Our e-mail address: amplificasom@gmail.com

Thank you for joining us*