Amphi Festival press release

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We received a press release from the organisers of the Amphi Festival 2010

Dear Amphi fans,

Shortly before Easter we have fresh news about the Amphi Festival 2010. As promised we intensively used the past weeks and advanced the planning of the sixth Amphi Festival. While the first WARM-UP PARTIES head towards the clubs soon, we may present you the brand-new supporting programme of the Amphi Festival 2010 today.

We would also like to draw your attention towards our new MERCHANDISING SHOP which will start its sale on the 1st April 2010. Additionally we prepared a little Easter action for you!


While 34 bands will again be enriching the Amphi Festival with an unparalleled music entertainment, you may also be looking forward to a spectacular supporting programme this year. Apart from the charm of the music, the scene’s culture will be in the focus of the events. You can expect movies, lectures, parties, readings etc. as manifold as never before. And all this without time-killing marches through the city and delivered free in the Theatre of the Tanzbrunnen. Intended are:


Known as „Der Herr der Maden“ (The LOrd of the Maggots) Dr. Mark Benecke, who is an adept at forensic studies from Cologne, gives an interesting insight into the world of forensic biology. In doing so he discusses the question: “What does a forensic biologist do and isn’t it disgusting?” and he also reports of “Two strange cases with insects on dead bodies.”


With his legendary „Rocky Horror Show“, Oliver Klein presents songs from the grooviest musicals of all times. Adequate outfits mixed with other show elements will guarantee for a cheerful Saturday afternoon at this year’s Amphi Festival. On Sunday the scene-anchorman and comedian will present more extracts from his programmes. In addition to the star parodies there will also be a little improvisation and delicious cabaret. After this performance no one shall ever argue that the scene doesn’t have any humor…


His spirit is a weapon, his thoughts are the ammunition. With a sharp tongue and a keen mind Christian von Aster reads: „Apocalypse au chocolat - eine gebäckwärtige Geschichte vom Ende der Welt“ (apocalypse au chocolat – a bakewards story of the end of the world)


After “Operation: Zeitsturm“ Welle: Erdball will present their new movie “Operation: Atahualpa“. The new creation stands in the best tradition of the classical adventure movies and will be shown for the first time in full length at the Amphi Festival 2010.


The Abaddon team comes up with a big fashion special on Sunday afternoon at the theatre of the Tanzbrunnen. We won’t say much more now, just wait and see, what the Mystic Store from Dresden will be conjuring for you on stage!


Starting every day at 6pm, a total of 20 top DJs from all over the world expect you with their individual set lists for the ultimate gothic party in the theatre. Among them we have DJs from Belgium, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Poland and Switzerland plus DJ CHRIS of AGONOIZE who will ring in the big party on Saturday.

Additionally to the attractions in the theatre we again welcome the team of GOTHIC FAMILY.NET on the Amphi Festival. Their lovingly arranged kids programme also bestows a blackcolourful festival weekend of a special kind to our small Amphi fans. For the adults the Amphi Festival keeps the fitting sand pit as well. At least we recommend risking a side trip to our BEACH CLUB. 3500 m² of a sandy beach, comfortable canvas chairs and seductive beach bars provide a unique holiday feeling alongside the Rhine. It suits perfectly to get new strength for the next concert highlight!

Last but not least the AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS with numerous artists and the large

SHOPPING MILE will complete the supporting programme of this year’s festival.


The Amphi Festival gets his own merchandising shop! From 1st April 2010 the Amphi Shop offers you the official Amphi Festival merchandise. Besides new stickers, back window stickers and limited articles, we also offer you lots of curiosities of the past years. You can find the Amphi Shop under:


On the occasion of the forthcoming Easter celebration we again masterminded a small special action for you. Every ticket- and merchandise order that will arrive at the Amphi Shop between Good Friday and Easter Monday (02.04.-05.04.2010) will be donated a Amphi chocolate bar (100g) plus a Amphi Festival sticker for free.


Numerous Amphi Festival Warm-Up Parties will be starting in April all over Germany and abroad. Our Warm-Up Parties have also reached in overseas now. So we are very happy about the first Warm-Up Party of our friends of the „Dada X“ Club in Mexico City.

Here are the dates, already confirmed:

04.04.2010 DE – Bottrop, Cage Club
17.04.2010 DE – Karlsruhe, Locco Barocco vr Kulturruine
24.04.2010 DE – Heidelberg, Schwimbad Club
01.05.2010 DE – Essen, Zeche Carl
08.05.2010 CH – Zürich, Dynamo
14.05.2010 DE – Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
15.05.2010 CH – Thun, Schloss Thun
28.05.2010 DE – Bonn, Ascobar
29.05.2010 DE – Hannover, Dark Star Club
01.06.2010 IT – Turin, What is love?
02.06.2010 DE – Vortex, Siegen
05.06.2010 PL – Poznan, Klub u Bazyla (Industriaexmachina)
05.06.2010 UK – Sheffield, Corporation
05.06.2010 DE – Ingolstadt, Buddha Eventlounge
17.06.2010 DE – Frankfurt, Batschkapp „Nacht der Maschinen“ 18.06.2010 DE – Culteum, Karlsruhe
19.06.2010 DE – Marburg, Nachtsalon
24.06.2010 DE – Duisburg, Pulp
25.06.2010 UK – London, Club Antichrist
25.06.2010 DE – Berlin, Insomnia Club
26.06.2010 BE – Antwerpen, Vampireparty
02.07.2010 GR – Athen, Sin City Club
03.07.2010 DE – Leverkusen, Shadow
03.07.2010 DE – Mannheim - Neckarau, MS Connexion
10.07.2010 DE – Bonn, Der Goldene Engel
10.07.2010 MX – Mexico City, DADA X
15.07.2010 DE – Oberhausen, Eisenlager
17.07.2010 DE – Krefeld, Kulturfabrik
23.07.2010 DE – Köln, Alter Wartesaal

5. Last units of the Orkus DVD to the Amphi Festival 2009:

In connection to the big retrospective of the Orkus, the first AMPHI FESTIVAL-DVD appeared in January. It captures the spectacle of 2009 in sound and vision. Numerous Live-Clips (i.e. of EISBRECHER, SALTATIO MORTIS, LAIBACH, FRONT 242, COVENANT) exclusive interviews with many participating artists, countless festival impressions as well as an unforgettable and truly unique round tour of the festival premises with Eisbrecher captain Alexander “Alexx” Wesselsky resurrect our fifth Amphi Festival at home, as well as boost the anticipation for this year's event. The last issues of the DVD can be obtained under


Orginal tickets, camping tickets and gift-boxes are exclusively available at the official Amphi Ticketshop on . Furthermore you can buy festival tickets online at, by phone on +49(0)1805- 568200 (0,14 €/min. from German fixed network) and at all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM, Ticketmaster and Ticket-Online box-offices.

Best regards,

Your Amphi Festival Team

  1. Update June 2, 2010: Amphi Camp at the “Jugendpark Cologne” is sold out.

    Despite offering twice the capacity, the official Amphi Camp at the “Jugendpark Cologne” is sold out.