MUSIC, FILMS, TALKS, EXHIBITIONS, RECORDS... NOT A FESTIVAL, AN EXPERIENCE
Amplifest has been a fantastic ride since its inception in 2011. In the three past editions, we had the pleasure of sharing many unforgettable moments with all of you who joined us: Godflesh in one of the first shows since their reunion; the long awaited return to our country of Godspeed You! Black Emperor; the first time in Portugal of bands like Amenra, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Ufomammut, Chelsea Wolfe, Jesu and many more, all of them giving all their energy to stun the audience; the art exhibitions at Hard Club; the engaging Amplitalks at O Meu Mercedes; the bonding between artists and audience in between shows.
These are just a few examples – if you have been here before, we’re sure you have your own highlights and special memories. If you haven’t, well, this will be the year. Amplifest will be back in 2014 in the weekend of 4 and 5 of October, taking place in the city of Porto, which was recently elected as European’s Best Destination. This will be Amplifest's most ambitious edition to date: expect a challenging and eclectic lineup, expect an event from and to music lovers. This will be an edition with a lot of heart so let's keep riding together – the path is upwards. Thank you for joining us.
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Hard Club, with its blood-red painted iron structure, is the very heart of Amplifest.
Porto Alive Hostel
Tattva Design Hostel
Oporto Gallery Hostel
We do believe Amplifest is something to be lived in its entirety.
Having that in mind, daily tickets will be highly limited.
|Weekend ticket — October 4th & 5th
Limited to the first 200
|Weekend ticket — October 4th & 5th||65,00 €||AMPLISTORE
Breakpoint - Online España
Hard Club – Porto
Louie Louie – Porto
Piranha – Porto
Matéria Prima – Porto
Bunker Store - Porto
Flur – Lisboa
Carbono – Lisboa
Glamorama - Lisboa
Carbono – Amadora
Amplifest 2014 + Tim Hecker + Kadavar + Maybeshewill
|October 4th, Saturday||35,00 €||AMPLISTORE|
|October 5th, Sunday||35,00 €||AMPLISTORE|
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Weekend ticket — October 4th & 5th
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|from 136,00 € per person||VIEW PACKAGES|
What to do when we are preparing everythingEuropean Best Destination 2014 — Porto
Recently elected Best European Destination of 2014, Porto is a very beautiful city, especially the downtown area known as Baixa. For those who do not know it, we advise a stroll and a beer or a glass of Port Wine at Ribeira near the Douro River, crossing D. Luiz Iron Bridge, and once in Gaia, most definitively, experience the enchantment of Porto’s sightseeing.
Near Hard Club, which is also an historic building (Mercado Ferreira Borges, a fine example of Portuguese iron architecture from the XIX century), you can visit the gothic architecture of Igreja de S. Francisco, filled with the richness of golden baroque carving, the neoclassic Palácio da Bolsa and wander around beautiful narrow alleys and picturesque streets...
A 5 Minutes’ walk will take you to Nicolau Nasoni’s baroque architecture of Torre dos Clérigos (if you can, don’t miss the chance of going up
there), visit the Portuguese Photography Center at the neoclassic Cadeia da Relação do Porto, Livraria Lello and its amazing staircase, admire Rua dos Clérigos modernist architecture, the elegant Avenida dos Aliados and the stunning tile panels of Estação de São Bento… Go a little more upwards to visit Sé Catedral do Porto and Teatro Nacional de São João, play a game of cards with the locals at Praça da Batalha and plunge in Rua de Santa Catarina’s movement...
Take the subway to visit Casa-Rem-Koolhaas-da-Música and wander a bit more to Museu-Siza-Vieira-de-Serralves and its beautiful gardens. Don’t forget to visit the romantic garden of Palácio de Cristal and the famous art galleries of Miguel Bombarda Street.
Porto is an unique city and the only one where Amplifest could ever take place!
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An historic building that dates back to the 18thcentury, 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 Amplitalks, merchandise stands and the record stalls and also serve as a communal area to hang out between shows.
Where to park: It's weekend, park safely and for free wherever you find a spot. There's an underground parking right in front of Hard Club (check the prices before enter).
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 5min downhill through Mouzinho da Silveira street.
Rede Expresso (Bus): Leave the Batalha station turning right, cross the square, continue to 31 de Janeiro Street, turn left towards São Bento station and once you reach Mouzinho da Silveira street it's just a 5 min walk to Hard club.
Known for its quality programming of electronic dance music, GARE will shift gears for this weekend and its iconic stone walls will rumble with the sweet sound of distorted guitars.
From Hard Club: Go up on Rua Mouzinho da Silveira or Rua das Flores, turn left once you see São Bento train/ metro station and, right after the station, turn right on Rua da Madeira.
Visit the train station as soon as you have some minutes, the tiles are magnificent.