Dear Amphi Fans,
the second wave of bands for the Amphi Festival 2018 is crashing in and impresses with its strong focus on variety. Cult formations go along with newcomers, as modern dark-rock meets neo-classical perfomance and cutting edge postpunk passes on the handle to an injection of fresh electropop. Please welcome:
GIRLS UNDER GLASS + UNZUCHT
LEBANON HANOVER + SOVIET SOVIET + PERSEPHONE
A PROJECTION + INTENT:OUTTAKE + LA SCALTRA
In-between massive beats and exciting industrialpop hymns AESTHETIC PERFECTION have found their musical home. After the Californians’ highly acclaimed show at Amphi 2016, which went totally through the roof, Daniel Graves & Co. are to return next year, ready to instigate an extra load of mainstage mayhem!
Though having become comparably seldom, every concert of Hamburg-based scene-pioneers GIRLS UNDER GLASS turns even more into a special occasion with distinct cult status. Active since 1986, not by chance the darkwave legend around Thomas Lücke, Hauke Harms, Volker Zacharias and Axel Ermes counts to the most influential scene-formations of the 80s, who inspired many acts successful today, that maybe never existed without them!
Ever since their latest album “Neuntöter” the darkrockers UNZUCHT joined life on the fast lane. Amidst an undertow of honest statements and shattering riffs the Lower-Saxonians hit the nerve of the modern generation goth, carrying their audience with unrelenting grip.
LEBANON HANOVER are a phenomenon! Subversively elegant and surrounded by their own distinct magic, Larissa Iceglass und William Maybelline create a powerful spark from a chilling postpunk attitude, honed with minimalistic darkwave and hypnotic rhythms of undeniable immersion.
Almost completely opposite SOVIET SOVIET keep no holds barred when it comes to firing off a temperamental postpunk barrage. Like Jake LaMotta in his best days the Italians literally push forward like a raging bull – relentless – tireless – full speed ahead! While their albums “Fate” and “Endless” being instant classics, the trio rightfully received strong international acclaim and recognition. 2018 they are to guest at Amphi Festival 2018 for the first time!
It has been a long time coming with the German-Austrian neo-classical ensemble PERSEPHONE. Now Sonja Kraushofer (L’ Âme Immortelle), Martin Höfert and their fellow musicians finally return to present “Perle”, the highly anticipated follow up to their 2007 released album “Letters to a Stranger”. Exceptional vocals meet instrumental finesse. Join in, listen and let yourself be taken to another world!
The creative work of Swedish rockers A PROJECTION again is set in the realm of smart postpunk, spiced with a notable indiepop injected. Emerging from the influences of bands like The Cure, Editors and Joy Division, the five-piece around singer Isak Eriksson cultivated their unique style. With the release of their early 2017 second album “Framework” the Scandinavians ranked themselves among the most promising genre newcomers.
Andreas Engleitner and Bastian Polak, also known as INTENT:OUTTAKE, fully dedicated themselves to the world of dark-electro. Ever since the release of their debut album “Wake-Up Call” the boys from Leipzig conquered the clubfloors by storm. Even in your festival-wishlists the duo received tremendous consideration and so we are happy to welcome Intent:Outtake for next year as one of the most requested newcomers at Amphi Festival.
“Is this witchpop?”, you might ask yourself in search for a fitting drawer, when LA SCALTRA sound the haunting melody of their current smasher “Cantate”. Catchy, bittersweet and mysterious in themselves, Aeleth Kaven, Dae Widow and Jay Sharp radiate a fascinatingly abysmal magic by which the newcomers will take our Orbit Stage instantly.
Original Amphi Festival weekend tickets are exclusively available at Amphi Shop, www.amphi-shop.de ! Furthermore festival tickets are available at all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM box-offices, online at www.eventim.de, www.oeticket.com, www.ticketcorner.ch and as PRINT@HOME edition.
Your Amphi Team
XIV. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2018
28. – 29. July 2018 GER – Cologne | Tanzbrunnen
OOMPH! + GOETHES ERBEN
SOLAR FAKE + NEUROTICFISH + FUNKER VOGT
GIRLS UNDER GLASS + [X]-RX + THE CREEPSHOW + CENTHRON
PERSEPHONE + HELDMASCHINE + KIEW + SOVIET SOVIET
INTENT:OUTTAKE + FUTURE LIED TO US + LA SCALTRA
+ many other bands & supporting programme coming soon
Info: www.amphi-festival.de or www.facebook.com/amphifestival
Original tickets: exclusively available at www.amphi-shop.de (worldwide shipping)
Festival tickets: also at all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM box-offices, online at www.eventim.de, www.oeticket.com, www.ticketcorner.ch and as PRINT@HOME edition.