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July 30, 2010

The Amphi Festival 2010 supports victims of abuse!

On Friday 23.07.2010 the „Amphi Festival – New Talents Special“ took place at the „Theater am Tanzbrunnen” in Cologne. Beginning at 8 pm, four talented bands stepped into a musical competition for the opening position of the Amphi Festival 2010.

After each of the participating bands had to secure their starting position through an Ebay auction, it was up to the audience to decide the outcome of the evening with a small donation. In the end ZIN from Leipzig took a clear victory over Boundlezz in second place. Divamee and Novus UK occupied the further ranks.


16.000 visitors celebrate at Amphi Festival

Dear Amphi fans,

Thank you for a fantastic weekend at the Tanzbrunnen, Cologne! Sold out for the second time in the six year history of the festival, 16.000 visitors from Germany and countries worldwide gathered in Cologne on 24. & 25. July 2010, to have a peaceful celebration in high spirits with 37 artists on three stages.


While And One and VNV Nation inspired the audience as headliners on the main stage, the “Staatenhaus” presented a true summit of the industrial- and electrolegends, featuring Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly and Project Pitchfork. Further ASP, Eisbrecher, Blutengel, Combichrist and many other Top Acts of the scene enthralled the audience with outstanding performances. Each day at noon the “Theater am Tanzbrunnen” opened with interesting talks, readings, musical comedy, film screenings and much more, before the party-area took command of the evening with more than 20 DJ´s from all over the world.


As you know, after the festival is before the festival. Like every year, you have the opportunity again to take part in our online visitor poll regarding the Amphi Festival 2010 and to win 5×2 VIP Tickets for the Amphi Festival 2011. Your opinions, wishes and suggestions are very important for us and help us to further improve the Amphi Festival in the future. Thus we would be glad for your participation.

Meanwhile the preparations for the seventh Amphi Festival, dated 16. & 17. July 2011, have already begun. The first band confirmations will be announced soon, while ticket pre-order already commenced. As always, original tickets can exclusively be obtained at the Amphi Shop on http://www.amphi-festival.de/tickets.html . For a short time you will find the popular 5+1 group tickets there as well. Further you can buy festival tickets online on www.dark-ticket.de, by phone on +49 (0)1805 – 568200; +49 (0)1805 – 568200 (14 ct./min. from the German fixed network), as well as on all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM, Ticketmaster and Ticket-Online box offices.

CU in 2011,

Your Amphi Festival Team

tenek on the wire

Watch out on September 06, 2010 for Toffeetones Records’ release of tenek’s new album: ‘On the Wire’.

Confirming a long-term relationship between house and band, following two EP’s, two singles and one album, the UK duo’s new album is going to sweep you off your both feet. The Nine/Mesh’s Geoff Pinckney and Pete Steer bring you a coherent and plausible eleven-track new album this fall, which most certainly should attract the attention of synthpop and actually all electronica aficionados.

read the full review of the album on Viva Music site (EN) (RO)

Dark Underground Lifestyle Weekend Made in Holland: Summer Darkness

Filed under: Summer Darkness — admin @ 10:50 am

You could say Holland has a nose for our scene, it suffices to browse this autumn’s events in Amsterdam’s Melkweg: Killing Joke, Tristania, Einstuerzende Neubauten, Apocalyptica are all going to play in Holland. But before that, nothing sounds better than celebrating the onset of autumn with some Summer Darkness. Self-entitled ‘Dark Underground Lifestyle Weekend‘, Utrecht‘s Summer Darkness event will be taking place between August 13-15 and promises you a mixture of music, gothic fashion, arts, market, gothic picnics, underground dancenights, and boattrips. Blasting Gothic, Wave, Electro, Industrial, EBM and Medieval music will entertain guests from across all Europe on three days packed with carefully selected acts of today’s scene that will perform in various locations: Tivoli Oudegracht, Tivoli De Helling, Dom Church, Dom Square, Museum Speelklok and Boat Trip Boarding.





Friday, August 13 is going to be packed with class events like the Bal du Masque: Moulin Rouge, Speak Easy feeling of the twenties, the Berlin of the forties, Cirque Bizarre and El Dia de los Muertos all-in-one. Music provided by Brendan Perry in the Dom Church at 21 hrs.


July 1, 2010

E-tropolis 2010, Berlin: Viva Music review

My review of the first edition of E-tropolis festival (Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany, June 26, 2010) is a festival log and a source of information for people who have not attended an electro festival before (consequently need to know what they are missing), or some other electro fans who did not make it to Berlin, and would like to have a rough idea of what happened there. This review (photos included) reflects my enthusiasm of both participating as an accredited reporter (thanks to the organizer) and seeing some bands for the first time. I strongly encourage every person who likes electro music to take a weekend off from other activities and go to festivals in Germany. The next one I am going to is Amphi Festival in Cologne, July 24-25, 2010.


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