MUSIC, FILMS, AMPLITALKS, EXHIBITION, CRAFTBEER BAR AND RECORDS. NOT A FESTIVAL, AN EXPERIENCE!
Did you miss it? So did we. As soon as the doors to the next edition of AMPLIFEST are open, little more than three years since the last edition will have passed.
We want to believe that after the first six editions (2011-2016), with bands like Neurosis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Swans, Converge, Cult of Luna, Godflesh, Mono, Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles, Ben Frost, etc, most of you have heard of the AMPLIFEST experience that takes place in the beautiful downtown of Porto.
It is much more than a festival - AMPLIFEST is the event that sums up the whole Amplificasom's philosophy in a weekend that is meant to be unique and unrepeatable. Made with music lovers in mind, it is an experience to be lived from the first to the last second, and sure to create a lasting impression.
Amplifest is not about the big names.
The commitment Amplifest has with culture and art is unbreakable, and the lineup is curated accordingly: leaving aside the superfluous and exalting eclecticism, innovation and talent in a weekend where every act is a headliner.
We want to be an alternative in a world saturated with festivals, proposing an immersive and exploratory experience, relaxed and without any overlapping shows. Those who have already visited us know what we are talking about: the intimate and familiar atmosphere between fans and musicians, the impromptu collaborations on stage, the discovery of a new favorite band, the exchange of ideas in the Amplitalks, and especially all the wonderful memories that are created.
AMPLIFEST is back, AMPLIFEST is back (!) and we count on you, as always. See you soon <3
One of the best musical weekends of the year.
Not a festival, an experience. Amplifest’s editions get better each year.
It’s something else, something transcendent.
Hard Club, with its blood-red painted iron structure, is the very heart of Amplifest.
What to do when we are preparing everythingEuropean Best Destination 2017 — Porto
Recently elected Best European Destination of 2017, 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!
Accreditation press[-at-]amplificasom.com until October 4th.
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: Park safely and for free wherever you find a spot from saturday 16:00/ 4:00pm onwards until monday 9:00/ 9:00am. There's an underground parking 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 5min 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.