The Portuguese festival AMPLIFEST as started the construction of the band bill, already confirming a quite significant list of names. With psychadelic post rock veterans SWANS as headlinners, their stoner compatriots YOB, doomsters PALLBEARER, dark drone project WOLVSERPENT and WOOVENHAND rockers will continue the North American quota. Last but not the least, PHARMAKON project will comeback after last year’s late cancellation.
A true american invasion of Porto next Fall. Around 20 more bands are still expected.
The festival will take place in Porto, next 4th and 5th October.
Below follows the organisers intro to this event:
Amplifest has been a fantastic ride since its inception in 2011. In the three past editions, we had the pleasure of sharing many unforgettable moments with all of you who joined us: Godflesh in one of the first shows since their reunion; the long awaited return to our country of Godspeed You! Black Emperor; the first time in Portugal of bands like Amenra, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Ufomammut, Chelsea Wolfe, Jesu and many more, all of them giving all their energy to stun the audience; the art exhibitions at Hard Club; the engaging Amplitalks at O Meu Mercedes Bar; the bonding between artists and audience in between shows. These are just a few examples – if you have been here before, we’re sure you have your own highlights and special memories. If you haven’t, well, this will be the year.
Amplifest will be back in 2014 in the weekend of 4 and 5 of October, taking place in the city of Porto, which was recently elected as European’s Best Destination. This will be Amplifest’s most ambitious edition to date: expect a challenging and eclectic lineup, expect an event from and to music lovers. This will be an edition with a lot of heart so let’s keep riding together – the path is upwards. Thank you for joining us.