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  • 2018 Festival Line Up

    2nd May 2018

    Dust off your band t-shirts and find your wellies because you all know what time it is...

    IT IS FINALLY FESTIVAL SEASON!

    Yep that's right! The Winter has been long and cold, and here at Amplified we are ready...

    ☻ We are ready to fill our backpacks with water bottles filled with gin/vodka
    ☻ We are ready to clean our bodies using only hand sanitiser and baby wipes
    ☻ We are ready to drag our crates of Fosters through the mud and rain to then drink them lukewarm
    ☻ We are ready to shout ALAN at 3am for no reason whatsoever.
    ☻ And we are not ready for the smell of those toilets…

    Jokes aside, NOTHING beats a music festival! Move over Coachella because we have put together a list of our favourite upcoming festivals of the year.

    So get prepared now and treat yourself to a few Amplified Clothing T-Shirts for an unforgettable festival season! 

    1. ARCADIA - 5th - 6th May

    The King of Music Festivals is unfortunately not on in 2018 - of course we are talking about Glastonbury - thankfully it is back on in 2019! BUT if you need to fill that Glastonbury void in your heart, there is Arcadia - well known for it's appearances at Glastonbury and to celebrate it's 10th anniversary the spider is coming to London!!

    The festival is this weekend so if you want tickets grab them now!

    https://www.arcadialondon.co.uk/

    2. SLAM DUNK - 26th May - 28th May

    Slam Dunk Festival is a Pop-punk, Rock and Alternative Music festival that takes place over Bank Holiday weekend in May in Leeds, Birmingham, and Hatfield.

    Slam Dunk Festival

    3. DOWNLOAD - 8th - 10th June

    One of our favourite festivals of the year, and with heavyweights Guns n Roses headlining it is set to be a hell of a weekend!

    Download Festival Line Up

    4. ISLE OF WIGHT - 21st - 24th June 

    Isle of Wight is always such a unique festival and this year will be no different as it marks the 50th Anniversary!

    Isle of Wight Line Up

    5. LOVE SUPREME - 29th June - 1st July

    Love Supreme is the UK's biggest 3-day, camping Jazz festival. This is the first mention of Love Supreme on the Amplified Blog but it is definitely worth a mention considering the legends that are Earth, Wind and Fire are headlining! 
     Love Supreme Line Up

    6. LATITUDE - 12th - 15th July

    It is no surprise that Latitude was the winner of the Best Major Festival award for 2017. The festival returns to Henham Park, Suffolk in 2018 for the biggest offering of music, theatre, dance, film, cabaret and literature.

    Latitude Line Up

    7. BOOMTOWN - 9th - 12th August

    Do you want to go to possibly the craziest and most colourful festival in the world? Well welcome to Boomtown! A city of wonderment, theatre, escapism and community with breathtaking and intricate stages and streets just waiting to be discovered. This is a festival that can't be explained only experienced!

    Boomtown Line Up

    8. READING & LEEDS - 24th -26th August

    Reading and Leeds Music Festival is always a top player and we always make sure to leave our August Bank Holiday weekend free to go and this year is no exception!

    Reading and Leeds 

  • New Colour Surge Collection

    10th April 2018

    It has taken its time but finally Summer is coming and we are celebrating with a splash of colour to Amplified Clothing

    For all those die hard Amplified Clothing fans you will know that our classic Charcoal and White T-Shirts are iconic, but its time for a change! Check out the new Colour Surge Collection, where you will find your favourite t-shirt designs in bright new colours.

    Forget trying to choose between our Mens or Womens fit as the new collection is also unisex!

    Check out our recent photoshoot of the new collection and find your favourite colour T-Shirt now!

     

     

  • Battle of the Bands

    12th February 2018

    Amplified presents...

    THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS

    Yes thats right we are putting our bands up against each other for you to choose who you think should win.

    How you ask? Well the best and only to support your favourite bands is to wear their T-Shirt - so choose your favourite Amplified Tee and wear it loud and proud!

    Also don't forget to post on social using the tag #AmplifiedBattleofTheBands so we can see what is going on!

    First up to the fight are.....

    LED ZEPPELIN vs BLACK SABBATH

  • Hall of Fame 2018

    16th January 2018

    THE Hall of Fame is back!

     

    With the biggest bands and the most iconic artwork, it is no wonder the Hall of Fame is our most talked about collection.

    Featuring some of our well known classics such as the amazing GUNS N ROSES DRUM T-SHIRT and the rocking METALLICA MASTER OF PUPPETS TEE

     We also have some new additions to the Amplified family for 2018!

    There is Washington born American legend Kurt Cobain singer songwriter and musician. Kurt Cobain was an American singer songwriter, musician and the founder of Nirvana. Check out the new PHOTOGRAPH T-SHIRT now.

    Or there is legendary English rock band Deep Purple. Check out the new PERFECT STRANGERS T-SHIRT!

    Want to check out the full collection? Head to HALL OF FAME now and choose your favourite!

  • Shop the Amplified Outlet

    4th January 2018

    30% OFF AMPLIFIED!

    Yep you heard right! Check out our rocking Outlet where we have a whole range of products which are currently all 30% off.

    From Wutang to Rolling Stones to Kiss there is plenty of band T-Shirts to choose from!

    Head to the Outlet section now before stock is gone!

  • New Releases!

    27th November 2017

    Just in time for the Christmas season we have a whole batch of new styles which have just come in! 

    Get your rock on with the new Rolling Stones Tumbling Dice T-Shirt

    Or relive David Bowie's 1978 world tour!

    From Soundgarden to The Beatles we have so many new designs for you to get your hands on.

    Shop Womens and Mens now

  • Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day

    10th November 2017

    Here at Amplified we wear them everyday BUT today it is official 'Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day'

    This day was created by Stever Lamacq at BBC Radio 6, it celebrates your favourite band t-shirts that have been previously worn to concerts. This tradition has returned for its tenth year and is now an annual tradition. 

    Steve Lamacq came up with the idea in 2007, and ever since it has become a hit with the nation! Steve has also created some rules which give advice on how to wear your favourite band’s t-shirts in a six-step band t-Shirt etiquette guide. 

    He says in the guide that the best way to pick your t-shirt for the day is to choose one that means the most to you - 'One that explains a bit about yourself as a fan of music. Something that has a bit of you in it'.

    Make sure you get involved in all the action by posting a photo of yourself in your favourite T-Shirt with the hashtag #TSHIRTDAY

    Check out a few of our all time favourites below!

  • Rest in Peace Tom Petty

    4th October 2017

    Tom Petty, the dynamic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died at age 66 Monday. His death was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, his longtime manager, on behalf of the family.

    The band only just completed their summer tour, which celebrated the band's 40th anniversary

    Petty was known for his dramatic voice which perfectly complemented the Heartbreakers' ragged rock & roll sound. The majority of his albums have been certified either gold or platinum, which is no suprise as he dominated the Billboard's rock chart with iconic songs like "You Got Lucky," "Learning to Fly" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance". 

    Tom Petty never stopped writing great music and helped define rock radio since the Seventies

    Rest in Peace.

    Tom Petty photographed in New York City in 1976 by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

  • Remembering Chester Bennington

    21st July 2017

    We couldn't believe the news this morning when it was announced that Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, has sadly passed away. 

    Chester Bennington's voice was inarguably one of the most powerful male voices in mainstream music, which was instantly recognised in his first audition for Linkin Park in 1999. 

    Linkin Park faced many rejections in the start but Jeff Blue, now a vice president of A&R at Warner Bros, helped the band sign with Warner Bros. Records. In 2000 Linkin Park released their debut album, Hybrid Theory which was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade.

    Rest in Peace Chester Bennington, our thoughts go to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family.

  • Get Excited for a Sunny Glastonbury!

    20th June 2017

    You heard right... a SUNNY Glastonbury is predicted!

    With the current heatwave going on in the UK, the festival is looking to be a scorcher with high twenties predicted for most of the weekend (touch wood!)

    Most of the campers will be packing up their things tonight and making their way to the legendary Worthy Farm tomorrow, and it is safe to say we are pretty excited.

    The Glastonbury website has been our main source for all upcoming news, and their latest snaps of the farm have got us buzzing!

    With Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran headlining, we all know that this weekend is going to be unforgettable. So whether you are heading to the festival yourself or watching at home, have an amazing Glastonbury from all of us at Amplified!

     Image Source - Glastonbury Website