AMPLIFEST 2014: FAQ

Concept & illustration by André Coelho

Para facilitar, a info segue em inglês. Temos a certeza que compreendem. Obrigado.

Music, films, talks, records, 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 2014
We decided to help you to get ready anyway:

HARD CLUB

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!

Illustration by André Coelho

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 Amplitalks, merchandise stands and the 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;
– It’s allowed to smoke inside the rooms, but PLEASE avoid doing it respecting those who don’t smoke by smoking 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 inside both rooms 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
BOX OFFICE WILL OPEN AT 2pm/ 14:00 ON SATURDAY AND 1pm/ 13:00 ON SUNDAY

Where do I exchange my ticket/ amplivoucher for the wristband?
If you bought your ticket online at Amplistore/ Breakpoint/ Festicket: Sala 1 Ticketbox
If you bought your ticket at any record store or Hard Club: Sala 2 Ticketbox
Press should pick-up their accreditations at Sala 2 Ticketbox
Guests should pick-up their wristbands at Sala 1 Ticketbox

I only bought a day ticket, do I have to change it for the wristband? Where?
Yes. Sala 1 Ticketbox.

I still didn’t buy my ticket, where should I buy it?
You can buy your weekend/ day ticket at AMPLISTORE. Weekend tickets are also available at:
Porto: Hard Club, Louie Louie, Piranha Matéria Prima and Bunker Store.
Lisboa: Carbono Lisboa, Carbono Amadora, Flur, Matéria Prima and Glamorama.
Spain: Breakpoint.es
Uk: Festicket

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 box office of Sala 1, we will give you the wristband and the beautiful ticket. Bring your ID, it’s mandatory!

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Illustration by André Coelho

I like the flow of this festival. YOB before Marissa Nadler and Swans. Conan before Wovenhand. There’s a clear aesthetic there that I find admirable.
in The Obelisk

We will give you the performance times at the ticketbox, 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. We truly advise you to live each moment through your eyes and not your smartphone cameras and then, in the following days, check our online platforms for pictures and videos.
Video and Sound recordings are not permitted.

Porto: European Best Destination 2014
ACCOMMODATION
I don’t know anyone in Porto, where can I stay?
First of all, you won’t feel alone, we’ll be this big family enjoying the art we care about. For the ones who come from outside of Porto, we’ve selected some awarded hostels that we really like and trust. You can check the accommodation packs at the website.

DAVID D’ANDREA EXHIBITION
Louie Louie (Rua do Almada, 307) – September 6th to November 6th
A perfect and unearthly balance between the sacred and the secular and an ability to use the profane as heavenly. This is David V. D’Andrea in a nutshell, a renowned artist whose portfolio speaks for itself, not only through its hauntingly beautiful imagery but through all the artist he’s been working with. The north-american designer is an artists artist, collaborating with OM, Wovenhand, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Earth and even the film director Lars Von Trier. After the Amplifest 2013 exhibition last year at Hard Club’s mainfloor, it’s time for a two months exhibition at our favourite record store Louie Louie.
Note: Buy one or more of his works for your home/office.

AMPLIFEST 2014

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 4th edition, we want to get better and better and Amplificasom exists because of you. Our e-mail address: amplificasom@gmail.com

Thank you for join us*

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