We’ve dreamt it, you asked for it, and now we dream again.

Amplifesters, our passion and constant search for novelty continues, always looking for what’s musically great and emotionally powerful. We seek the transcendent, paying no heed to labels or genres. We commit ourselves, as always, to art and cultural enrichment – exalting eclecticism, talent, and the avant-garde. Amplifest is, since 2011, thought out and carefully designed as an experience to be lived from the first to the last second. An intense experience that creates deeply-rooted memories that last a lifetime.

An event like Amplifest is today, and more than ever, an act of resistance and resilience: all the global instability that is being experienced has a gigantic impact on what we do and, from the bottom of our hearts, we don’t know what the future will be after this edition. However, life happens in the now: thus we channel all our energies into another declaration of love for the music that invigorates us and makes us passionate.

Welcome to Amplifest 2023. For the ninth edition of the festival, you can count on another bold and crucial line-up, once again with no overlapping shows, on the only weekend where everyone is headlining. Yes, you too.

Amplifest is yours.
See you in September!

One of Europe’s finest underground music, art and culture festivals.

Cvlt Nation

Made with music lovers in mind, it is an experience to be lived from the first to the last second.

New Noise Magazine

The perfect meeting point for music lovers from all over the world.

LOUD! Magazine

Hard Club, with its blood-red painted iron structure, is the very heart of Amplifest.

Amplifest 2023 Weekend Ticket

  • SEPTEMBER 23 + 24





🇬🇧 Amplifesters, Here we are. Another edition, another carefully chosen line-up with forward-thinking talent from all over the world that will soundtrack our favourite Porto

For those who don’t know the city, we recommend a walk and a beer/Port wine in the Ribeira zone, overlooking the Douro river, before crossing the Luiz I iron bridge and, once on the Vila Nova de Gaia side, letting yourself be enchanted by the views of Porto.

Close to the Hard Club (formerly known as the Ferreira Borges Market), a fine example of 19th century iron architecture, it is possible to visit the gothic Church of São Francisco, the Palácio da Bolsa (“Stock Exchange Palace”) and get lost in the narrow alleys… or head the Clérigos Tower (if you have time, go up the 240 steps!), but not without visiting the São Bento Train Station and its 20,000 hand-painted tiles; exploring the Portuguese Photography Center (in the neoclassical Cadeia da Relação do Porto, which served as a prison in the 18th century); admiring the breathtaking Avenida dos Aliados; going up to the Cathedral; seeing the São João National Theater; enjoying the busy pedestrian street of Santa Catarina; or simply playing a game of cards with the old men in the Batalha Square. If you feel like exploring other areas, you can take the metro and see the Rem Koolhaas’ Casa da Música venue, walk to Siza Viera’s Serralves Museum and gardens, visit the Soares dos Reis Museum or the idyllic, romantic garden of Palácio de Cristal, or the art galleries in Miguel Bombarda Street, or enjoy the snacks, the drinks, the record stores… so much to explore, so much to live.

And, tours aside, you can enjoy the certainty that those who visit Invicta (“Undefeated”), as we call Porto, are always welcomed with open arms and a smile. Yes, Porto is a unique city and only here does AMPLIFEST make sense.

Amplifest is more than just a festival, more than a “heavy music” festival, and it’s definitely bigger than just an array of artists that we could have seen anywhere else. It’s something else, something transcendent.

Wav Magazine (PT)

The highlight of the Portuguese cultural programming.

Ghost Cult Magazine (USA)

Amplifest is one of the best festivals in Europe right now.

Slam Magazine (DE)

We Brazilians are so jealous of the line-up.

Vice Brazil (BR)

At the end of Amplifest, we were deeply impressed; it keeps surpassing our expectations, year after year. The organizers do a flawless job, their dedication to music and culture is greatly laudable, and the fact that they’re able to set up such an impactful event is extraordinary. (PT)

Since its first year, Amplifest has been refining the weight of its line-ups and affirming itself as one of the great events in Porto and Northern Portugal.

Mondo Sonoro (ES)

Amplifest presents the advantages of a cult, or niche, festival, with an informed public that attends it with the essential purpose of listening to music, but it’s not a tribal gathering in which any sign of unbelonging is met with hostility

Jornal de Notícias (PT)

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