MUSIC, FILMS, AMPLITALKS, EXHIBITIONS, CRAFTBEER BAR AND RECORDS. NOT A FESTIVAL, AN EXPERIENCE!
Amplifest is back!
We all carry the silent weight of what the pandemic took from us. If the last few years have shown us anything, it's that life is very fickle so let's focus on the present moment and give the best possible response to these years without shows.
Music is something that needs to be lived and experienced and Amplifest will once again be bringing a host of unwaveringly innovative artists to Porto for yet another edition of forward-thinking shows. We look forward to this two-weekend edition that will have, as always, a diverse line-up without overlaps that will strengthen the relationship we have with you for 15 years. We really miss seeing you face to face and enjoy the best riffs with all of you and our favorite bands.
We are driven by the times and the times demand that we make this Amplifest the most relevant and essential ever. This will be the edition of what we have been and what we will be, it will be the most remarkable and the most chilling, and we will live and share this experience like never before. We all need it. You, us, the musicians, the technicians, the booking agents, the venues, the freelancers, the labels... All of us, together!
In short: from music lovers to music lovers.
We couldn't end this message without a word of comfort for all those who suffered, all those who lost someone they love, all of our Amplifamily, the technicians, the bands and our partners. We know we are not alone and you know we are with you.
Very soon we will all be together at Hard Club. We will live the experience twice as intensely. With full hearts. It will be unique, we will be inspired.
One of the best musical weekends of the year.
It’s that time of year again – when you wished you lived in Portugal.
It’s something else, something transcendent.
Hard Club, with its blood-red painted iron structure, is the very heart of Amplifest.
What to do between both weekends.
Porto, elected Best European Destination four times in a row, is a gorgeous city, especially the downtown area. 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 S. 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.
Accreditation press[-at-]amplificasom.com until september 30th, 2022
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 – will welcome the merchandise stands and the record stalls and also serve as a communal area to hang out between shows.
Where to park: we recommend you to use the public transportation, but if needed there are safe parkings nearby (on right in front of Hard Club - check the prices before enter)
Airport: There are many low-cost companies flying to Porto, check your flight at skyscanner.com After landing in Porto, take the Metro (line E) and change to line D at Trindade Station. Leave at São Bento Station, two stations after, and walk 5 minutes downhill through Mouzinho da Silveira street.
1) Amplideposit 1 is available until April 30th.
2) Amplideposit 2 is available until July 31st. If you don't buy the Amplideposit 2 your order won't be complete and Amplideposit 1 will be lost.
3) After the purchase of each Amplideposit, you'll receive an Amplivoucher on your mailbox with the following title: AMPLIFEST 2016 WE: DEPOSIT 1 and AMPLIFEST 2016 WE: DEPOSIT 2
4) In order to get your Amplifest 2016 weekend ticket + wristband you'll need to print both Amplideposits and exchange them at the ticket box.
5) Don't forget your ID, it's mandatory.
6) Buy buying the Amplideposit you're also accepting our conditions mentioned at Amplistore.