Amphi Festival

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Amphi Festival
Location(s) Cologne, Germany, previously Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Years active 2005 - present
Date(s) third weekend of July
Genre electro, future pop, synth rock, alternative rock, medieval rock, Neue Deutsche Härte, gothic rock

The Amphi Festival is a music festival that has been taking place since 2005 featuring a wide-ranging program for a heterogeneous audience, albeit primarily fans of alternative, electronic music, and dark music. The number of visitors to the most recent event in 2009 was 13,000 per festival day.[1][2][3]

The first Amphi Festival took place in its namesake at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany but since 2006 the Tanzbrunnen in Cologne has been the site of the two-day festival. Several bands perform both on the covered open-air stage as well as on an indoor stage. The range of artists ranges from electro and future pop to medieval rock and gothic rock.[4] There is also a disco program in the evening as well as readings and theater productions. The theater was used as the indoor stage until 2009 when it was changed to only being used for showing movies and band DVDs or as a disco and the Rheinparkhalle took over the role of the indoor stage for one day until a two-square-meter portion of the ceiling collapsed during the performance by Feindflug.[5][6] There were no injuries but Laibach's performance was delayed and moved back to the theater.[7]

Orkus magazine is the official sponsor of the festival and releases DVDs of the event in their issues at the end of the year.[8]



Blutengel, Camouflage, Client, Die Krupps, Goethes Erben, In Extremo, Lacrimas Profundere, Unheilig, Project Pitchfork, Psyche, Staubkind, Suicide Commando, This Morn' Omina, Welle: Erdball, Zeraphine


And One, Calmando Qual, Cephalgy, Christian von Aster, Combichrist, Diary of Dreams, DJ Elvis (The Memphis), DJ Mike K., DJ Nightdash + DJ Marco, DJ Oliver Hölz, DJ Ronny, DJ X-X-X, Dope Stars Inc., Faun, Fixmer/McCarthy, Frozen Plasma, Letzte Instanz, Lola Angst, Negative, Oswald Henke, Samsas Traum, Schandmaul, Subway to Sally, The 69 Eyes, The Retrosic - DJ Set, This Morn' Omina, Unheilig, VNV Nation, Welle: Erdball


Apoptygma Berzerk, ASP, Bloodpit, Diorama, DJ Dalecooper, Down Below, Dreadful Shadows, Eisbrecher, Emilie Autumn, Feindflug, Fetisch:Mensch, Front 242, Frontline Assembly, Funker Vogt, Heimatærde, Imatem, Ji-In Cho, Katzenjammer Kabarett, Krypteria, Mesh, Obscenity Trial, P·A·L, Portion Control, Saltatio Mortis, Samsas Traum, Sonar, Spetsnaz, Subway to Sally, Trial, Unheilig, Untoten, Winterkälte, Xotox, Zeromancer


And One, Ashbury Heights, Cinderella Effect, Cinema Strange, Clan of Xymox, Combichrist, Covenant, Das Ich, Deine Lakaien, Diary of Dreams, Eisbrecher, Grendel, Haujobb, L’âme Immortelle, Lacrimas Profundere, Letzte Instanz, Mediaeval Babes, Mina Harker, Nachtmahr, Noisuf-X, Oomph!, Project Pitchfork, Rotersand, Soko Friedhof, Spectra*Paris, Spiritual Front, Suicide Commando, Tactical Sekt, The Klinik, The Lovecrave, Welle: Erdball, Zeraphine, Zeromancer


Absolute Body Control, Agonoize, Auto-Auto, Camouflage, Coppelius, Covenant, Delain, Diorama, Eisbrecher, Feindflug, Fields of the Nephilim, Front 242, Henke, Hocico, Jesus on Extasy, Jäger90, KMFDM, Laibach, Leæther Strip, Mantus, Marsheaux, Omnia, Panzer AG, Qntal, Rosa Crvx, Saltatio Mortis, Scandy, Solar Fake, The Birthday Massacre, The Other, Unheilig, Xotox


And One, Anne Clark, Ashbury Heights, ASP, Blitzkid, Blutengel, Combichrist, Coppelius, Destroid, Diary of Dreams, DIN (A) Tod, Eisbrecher, End of Green, Escape with Romeo, Ext!Ze, Faderhead, Frank the Baptist, Front Line Assembly, Funker Vogt, Leaves' Eyes, Letzte Instanz, Mesh, Miss Construction, Mono Inc., Nachtmahr, Project Pitchfork, Rabia Sorda, Samsas Traum, Skinny Puppy, Solitary Experiments, The Crüxshadows, VNV Nation, Welle: Erdball


Agonoize, Clan of Xymox, Covenant, Das Ich, Deine Lakaien, Der Fluch, De/Vision, Die Krupps, Diorama, Dreadful Shadows, Feindflug, Frozen Plasma, Funkhausgruppe, Grendel, Hocico, In Strict Confidence, In the Nursery, Kirlian Camera, Klangstabil, Leaether Strip, Melotron,, Musik Soldat, Nitzer Ebb, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Saltatio Mortis, Samsas Traum, She's All That, Staubkind, Subway to Sally, Suicide Commando, Tanzwut, Winterkälte, [X]-RX, Zeraphine

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