Oct 142011
 

*AMPHI FESTIVAL 2012 – THE ORKUS OPEN AIR

*– PRESS RELEASE –

Dear Amphi Festival Fans,

On 21. & 22. July 2012 the Amphi Festival is going into its 8th edition and it is already fact: it will be an extraordinary summer Open-Air at Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, with more than 40 artists on three stages, its own beachclub, the gigantic merchant gallery, the café-hall and much more!

Sold-out 3 times within the past four years, the upcoming edition promises to be nothing less than a complete success again. No surprise the first half of the band-announcements already brought forth a massive line-up, including THE SISTERS OF MERCY, EISBRECHER, PROJECT PITCHFORK, CAMOUFLAGE and many other fine artists, we continue in the best Amphi Festival manner by adding 9 impressive acts for whom you just can´t afford to miss the Amphi Festival 2012!

*NEW BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR AMPHI FESTIVAL 2012:*

Ladies and gentlemen, raise the curtain for another headliner: *AND ONE* are back! With a new line-up and a massive amount of energy, creative-source Steve Naghavi calls the shots on the dancefloor! The „COVER FOR THE MASSES SPECIAL“ promises to become the biggest Amphi party of all times, just perfect to “DeMo”-lish the Tanzbrunnen altogether!

Further we have *COMBICHRIST, *throwing a barrage of Industrial and modern electrobeats into the scale, while *FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY* prefer to teach the sound of the old school, by which they recently caused the most beautiful EBM-pogo in years at the E-tropolis Festival in Berlin. In addition to that Thomas Rainer will send out his “Girls In Uniform”, joining the Amphi Festival 2012 with *NACHTMAHR*. And if you ask why, he would possibly answers: „Because I can!“.

Meanwhile Felix Flaucher & Frank Schwer, best known by the name of *18 SUMMERS,* joined the Amphi Festival with slightly more mellow offerings. Almost 10 years after „Virgin Mary“ (released in 2002) the Swabians celebrate their comeback with a new, highly anticipated album. Also aiming for the live-stage, they chose to play the Amphi Festival 2012. Additionally *ASSEMBLAGE 23*, the goth-rockers *LORD OF THE LOST* and *SCHÖNGEIST* signed up like *EISENFUNK*, whose YouTube video-hit „Pong“ has been watched over three million times by now and who turned out to be one of the shooting stars of our annual visitor poll!

*5+1 GROUP TICKETS ALMOST SOLD OUT– SECURE NOW!*

Along with the intense programme the first ticket contingents are running short on stock. Earlier than ever, the strictly limited 5+1 group tickets are almost sold out. If you want to save hard money, buying 6 tickets for the price of 5, you should secure your 5+1 group ticket immediately, as we expect them to be gone very soon.

5+1 group tickets as well as high-quality original-design Amphi Festival tickets are exclusively available at the Amphi Ticketshop under www.amphi-festival.de/tickets. Further, standard tickets can be purchased online from www.protain-ticket.de and on all nationwide EVENTIM box-offices.

For further information please visit: www.amphi-festival.de www.facebook.com/amphifestival

Best regards Your Amphi Festival team

*VIII. AMPHI Festival – The ORKUS Open Air 2012 – Facts:*

*Date:*

21. – 22. July 2012

*Venue:*

Cologne – Tanzbrunnen

*Programme: ** *

THE SISTERS OF MERCY + AND ONE + EISBRECHER PROJECT PITCHFORK + COMBICHRIST + CAMOUFLAGE FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY + DAF + MONO INC. + CORVUS CORAX NACHTMAHR + 18 SUMMERS + COPPELIUS + [:SITD:] + SOLAR FAKE HAUJOBB + ASSEMBLAGE 23 + SEABOUND + [X]-RX + TYSKE LUDDER WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW + EISENFUNK + SCHÖNGEIST LORD OF THE LOST + many other artists and supporting programme!

*Tickets:*

-Orginaltickets & 5+1 group tickets are exclusively available at our Amphi Ticketshop under www.amphi-festival.de/tickets -Further you can buy festival tickets online at www.protain-ticket.de and all nationwide EVENTIM box offices.