MUSIC, FILMS, AMPLITALKS, EXHIBITION, CRAFTBEER BAR AND RECORDS. NOT A FESTIVAL, AN EXPERIENCE!
Welcome to the best ever edition of Amplifest — 8, 9 and 10 of October at Hard Club, in the beautiful and melancholic city of Porto.
The sold-out became postponed, and then the postponed became canceled. And then, we had two choices: to let Amplificasom die or to fight for survival. Great challenges make us move forward and the best answer to the virus, to a government that ignores Culture, to a year void of emotions poured out on stage, is this one: welcome to the best ever edition of Amplifest - 8, 9 and 10 of October at Hard Club, in the beautiful and melancholic city of Porto.
It will be the most special edition so far, as we will use the music we breathe to try and balance our emotional states; and we will live out and share this experience like never before. More than a festival, it will be a celebration of everything that was taken from us recently. Yes, we had to go forward with Amplifest 2021. We all need it. All of us. You, us, the musicians, the technicians, the agents, the venues, the freelancers, the labels ... We are going to do our part to help those who are currently in a difficult situation while also feeding your soul with music.
At the eighth edition of Amplifest and after fifteen years of Amplificasom, we are sure that you already know that we are and will always be a promoter who cares about the audience and we will conform to all safety rules in place at the date of the event. As for the worst case scenario, we guarantee that in case of cancellation, there will be a full refund of all tickets bought.
Nothing replaces and nothing comes close to the enjoyment of live music. And we are all much in need of that. We look forward to this edition, with a lineup without any overlapping shows that will surpass your expectations, we look forward to strengthening the relationship we shared with you for 15 years, with the music that invigorates us.
Very soon we will all be together. We will live this experience with a glowing heart. It will be unique and inspiring. Come fast, October - Amplifest has never made so much sense.
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 for the fourth consecutive time, Porto is a very beautiful city, especially the downtown area. For those who are not yet familiar, we’d first recommend a stroll and a beer or glass of Port Wine at Ribeira, overlooking the Douro River, then crossing the D. Luiz iron bridge, and onceyou’re in Vila Nova de Gaia, let yourself be enchanted by the view of Porto.
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 climbing all of the 240 steps),
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 and visit the Sé Cathedra and the São João National Theatre, play a game of cards with the locals at Praça da Batalha and plunge into Rua de Santa Catarina’s cosmopolitan movement.
Take the subway and 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. All of this not accounting for all the amazing places to eat and drink, record stores, and so much more.
And, most importantly, you can be certain that those who visit Porto are always welcome with open arms and a wide smile. It really is an unique city and the only one where Amplifest could ever take place!
Accreditation press[-at-]amplificasom.com until October 1st.
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.