Melt! Festival 2008

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th July 2008
Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany, Germany
85 - full w/e ticket; 65 - Friday & Saturday; 45 - Sunday only (Björk & 4 more acts tba)
last updated: Wed 30th Apr 2008

This is the 11th Melt! Festival. Extended this year, to being a three day event, Melt! is held in a giant industrial museum, Ferropolis, in the city of Gräfenhainichen, south east of Dessau, Germany. The festival features electronica dance music from pop and indie though to ambient beats and hop hop, spread across 6 floors with more than 80 live acts appearing over the weekend.

Artists apearing this year include: Adam Green, Alter Ego, Alexander Marcus, Battles, Björk, Blackmail, Blood Red Shoes, Bonde do Role, Booka Shade, Boys Noize, Burger/Voigt, Caspa, Cobblestone Jazz, The Cheapers, Commix, The Count & Sinden (live), Crookers, Daniel Haaksman, David Dorad, dEUS, Dillon, DJ Beware, DJ Supermarkt, Die Türen, Doc Scott, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Editors, Edu K, Efdemin, Ellen Allien, Empro, Fabiano, Fotos, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Fujiya & Miyagi, Get Well Soon, Goldie, Gui Boratto, Gus Gus (live), Henrik Schwarz, Hercules And Love Affair, Hot Chip, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Jack Tennis, Kate Nash, Kissy Sell Out (live), Klee, Ladyhawke, Late Of The Pier, Len Faki, Lightspeed Champion, Los Campesinos, Luna City Express, Lützenkirchen, M.A.N.D.Y., Marcus Meinhardt, Markus Kavka, Markus Welby, Mathias Kaden, Mathew Jonson, MEN (Le Tigre DJs), The Mitchell Brothers, Miss Platnum, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Modeselektor, Moenster, MC Deize Tigrona, MC Glacius, MC Gringo, MC Kemo, MC Lowqui, Mr. Oizo, Mutlu, Navel, The Notwist, Oliver Koletzki, Operator Please, PeterLicht, Philipp Maiburg, Renato Ratier, Robyn, Róisín Murphy, Rummelsnuff, Sascha Funke, Say Hooo!, Shir Khan, Sick Girls, Skream, Stereo MCs, Steve Bug, Storm, Supermayer, Superpunk, The Teenagers, Tobias Thomas, Tomas Andersson, Turbostaat, Uffie & Feadz feat. Technotronic, The Whitest Boy Alive, Why?, The Wombats, and Zoot Woman with more yet to be announced.

The doors open at 3pm every day with performances beginning at around 5pm and going on thru' the night (although the Björk performance is expected to end just after 11pm on Sunday night).

An attraction of the festival is the actual location, Ferropolis, an open air museum of huge machines from the 20th Century. Some of the machines weigh up to 1980 tonnes and reach 30 metres high.

TICKETS
Day and weekend tickets (includes camping and parking and an official swimming permit for the Gremmin lake) are now on sale and are priced as follows:
3-day weekend ticket including Björk & 4 more acts tba (on Sunday night) - 85 euros + booking fee.
1-day ticket Björk + 4 more acts tba (Sun 20th July 2008 ONLY)- 45 euros + booking fee.
2-day ticket (Fri 18th & Sat 19th July 2008) + free Sleepless Floor on Sunday 20th July 2008 (but no admittance to Björk performance) - 65 euros + booking fee.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS
Directions: From the A9 Berlin-Leipzig -> exit Dessau Ost -> B 185 to Oranienbaum -> in Oranienbaum right B 107 to Gräfenhainichen -> between Jüdenberg and Gräfenhainichen left to Ferropolis.
By public transport: By train to Dessau central station, then by bus to Ferropolis.

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th July 2008
Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany, Germany
85 - full w/e ticket; 65 - Friday & Saturday; 45 - Sunday only (Björk & 4 more acts tba)
last updated: Wed 30th Apr 2008


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