Bands 2018

Giardini di Mirò (It)

When AMFest was still known as Aloud Music Festival, back in 2013, we wanted to say thanks to those great instrumental bands that changed our lives. Giardini di Mirò was one of them. Their first 3 albums, Rise and Fall of Academic Drifting (Homesleep, 2001), Punk... Not Diet! (Homesleep/2nd rec, 2003 and Dividing Opinions (Homeslee... + Info

Mutiny on the Bounty (Lux)

Their explosive mix of math-rock, post-hardcore and smooth electronic turned them into a very demanded band by alternative and open-minded festivals like ours. Back in November 2015, Mutiny on the Bounty played an unforgettable gig and, since then, we kept receiving petitions from our fans to bring them back to AMFest. You know what ... + Info

Soup (Nor)

One of our goals has always been to try to book for the festival the band whose album was our favorite of the past year. We wish we could do that every year though! In 2017, the Norway-base band Soup released "Remedies", their seventh album, and he left us KO from the first note. Their stratospheric rock, ambient and progressive, emotive ... + Info

Za! (BCN)

Not to show off, but we are always proud to say that we have seen Za!'s members in the first row at ur festival many times, having the time of their lives. In 2016 they got on stage to close that edition and we made plans of having them playing every year at AMFest. Obviously, we didn't keep to that promise in 2017 but this year they will ... + Info

Eevee (NL)

When we warned you that AMFest wanted to break the mold, we were especially talking about ourselves, about the cages we self-trapped ourselves into when it comes to this "instrumental music" thing. From Holland, Eevee is a beatmaker whose followers on social media is growing non-stop.  She produces new music every now and then and her ... + Info

Jo Quail (UK)

Last year Marina Herlop gave us an example of how quickly experimental neoclassical music is growing in Europe. And we love it! That’s why we wanted Jo Quail to join AMFest this year – she is a worldwide-recognized cello player that will perform for the first time ever in Spain. When we found out about her, thanks to the album ‘Five ... + Info

Lisa Morgenstern (GER)

Lisa Morgenstern is a German / Bulgarian pianist, singer and composer. Scheduled for release in late 2018, Chameleon finds her taking dramatic strides to expand her range, matching her far-sighted approach to both synths and piano with her background in classical music. Recorded in collaboration with Berlin based, Argentinian producer and ... + Info

Playback Maracas (BCN)

Last year, due to an unfortunate misunderstanding with the venue, they had to cut their set before finishing it. Right there and then, we swore to ourselves that they would be the first confirmed band of 2018. It hasn’t been easy, but nothing is impossible when both parts want the same thing! We love having fun and Playback Maracas are ... + Info

Blood Quartet (BCN)

Blood Quartet was born in 2015 in Barcelona, taking the no wave towards free jazz, muddy rock, twisted blues and landscapes that could well fit a soundtrack. Improvisation and changes of structure are the trademarks of this quartet and its outcome is a tremendous psychotropic "chiaroscuro". They will open AMFest 2018 and their name will ... + Info

Thermic Boogie (BCN)

We have seen them touring Europe in countries that love risk and allow crazy volumes. Well deserved, as Thermic Boogie are one of the most interesting proposals we have seen recently in Barcelona. Stoner, rock, noise and a tremendous wall of sound (wanna bet how many amps and cabs they will bring with them this time?) are the trademarks ... + Info