Melt! Festival 2012

Melt! Festival 2012

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany, Germany
115 euros for full w/e ticket - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 20,000
Last updated: Fri 25th May 2012

The 15th Melt! festival returns to the giant industrial museum, Ferropolis, in the city of Gräfenhainichen, south east of Dessau, Germany. The festival which happens from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th July 2012 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.


Latest additions Zola Jesus, Djedjotronic, Strip Steve, Shadow Dancer, Thees Uhlmann, Knife Party, Surkin, David August, Freedom Or Death, and Markus Kavka, whilst Austra had to cancel their appearance.

They join AraabMuzik, Brandt Brauer Frick, Floating Points, Gaslamp Killer, Lazer Sword, Hudson Mohawke, Mouse On Mars, Rustie, Schlachthofbronx, Shed, Austra, Benga, Adam Beyer, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set, Boy, Brandt Brauer Frick, Brodinski, Buraka Som Sistema, Caribou, Casper, The Cast Of Cheers, Chairlift, Citizens!, Claude Von Stroke, Dave Clarke, Destroyer, Dillon, Dixon, Elektro Guzzi, Ellen Allien, Flux Pavilion, Frittenbude, Gesaffelstein live, Gossip, DouglasGreed, Heart Sharks, Jacques Lu Cont, The Jezabels, John Talabot live & DJ bSet, Justice, Mathias Kaden, Lana Del Rey, Laurent Garnier pres. L.B.S., Little Boots, M83, Mathew Jonson, Maya Jane Coles, Modeselektor, Monkey Maffia, Joel Mull, Nero, Niki & The Dove, Oliver Koletzki, Peter Licht, Plan B, Pollyester, The Rapture, Richie Hawtin, Riton, Rufus Wainwright, SebastiAn, Sebo K, Seth Troxler, Steffi & Tobias, Squarepusher, Switch, Tale Of Us, Todd Terje, TwinShadow, Two Door Cinema Club, Vondelpark, The War On Drugs, Jessie Ware, The Whitest Boy Alive, Willy Moon, Yeasayer, and Zedd.

The doors open at 3pm every day with performances beginning at around 5pm and going on thru' the night, with the Sunday headliner expected to end just after 11pm.


As last year tickets have sold out in record time. Three day tickets were priced at 115 euros plus a 5 euro garbage deposit. There will be no two day tickets available this year.

get there by coach

Big Green Coach is running coaches to Melt! picking up from Birmingham, Dover, London & Manchester.
To book, click here.

Garbage deposit

The garbage deposit, started last year and is an effort to make the festival more environmentally friendly and keep the festival site clean. Festival attendees will get the garbage deposit back on returning a full garbage bag and the deposit chip (handed out with the wristband).


You will only be able to camp at the festival site with a festival ticket! Festival visitors with a two-day ticket are still allowed to stay on the camp site for three days and they will also be able to visit the Sleepless floor on Sunday. The camping site opens on Thursday at 03:00pm, and closes on Tuesday at 01:00pm. Camping and parking is included in festival ticket price.


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.

Travel 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.

More information will be here when available.

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