Amplifest returning to Porto with Deafheaven, Amenra and Pelican
The Amplifest festival, which returns to Porto in October three years after the last edition, today announced the full poster, featuring recurring names from Deafheaven to Amenra, and premieres such as Inter Arma and Daughters.
The Amplifest will be held at the Hard Club on October 12 and 13, and will be featured in the Author & Punisher poster, Birds in Row, Bliss Signal, Candura, Emma Ruth Rundle, Gaerea, Ingrina, JK Flesh, Nadja, Portrayal of Guilt, Some Became Hollow Tubes and Touché Amoré.
On April 9, the organization of the event had announced the return in 2019, after the festival has been suspended since the sixth edition in 2016, which took to Porto the Americans Neurosis.
On stage in the Hard Club will be the Americans Deafheaven, habitual presence in Portugal from the launch of the first disc, “Roads to Judah”, having released in 2018 the fourth album of originals, “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love”, from where it went “Black Brick”, released independently in February this year.
Also coming back will be the Belgians Amenra, who has twice gone through the Amplifest (2012 and 2015), still with “Mass VI” as the most recent album, dated 2017.
Among the list of premieres, the Amplifest presents the Americans Inter Arma, who have just released “Sulphur English” and are compared to a more diffused Paradise Lost, more aggressive Om and Kylesa more stoned, in a quote attributed to musician John Darnielle.
Other Americans, Daughters, are scheduled to appear on Amplifest, with the album “You Will not Get What You Want” in memory, the first in eight years, which received an eight in 10 on Pitchfork and has a rating of 87 in 100 in Metacritic.
Porto also returns to James Kelly, from Wife and Altar of Plagues, but this time presents itself with the Bliss Signal project, while the Pelican perform again in Portugal after they released the first new tracks since Record Store Day this month. 2013.
“We want to be an alternative to a supersaturated world of festivals, proposing an immersive and exploratory experience, relaxed and without overlaps. Those who have visited us are aware of what we are talking about: the intimate and familiar atmosphere between music lovers and musicians, impromptu collaborations stages, the discovery of a new favourite band, the exchange of impressions in the Amplitalks and, mainly, all the memories that are created and rooted “, can be read in the page of the organization.
Tickets for the Amplifest are now on sale for € 75 for the two days.