The 18th 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 17th until Sunday 19th July 2015 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.
Completing the line-up are Santigold, Marcel Dettmann, Tove Lo, Alle Farben, Darwin Deez, The Orb, Wyoming, Mama, Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, DJ Tennis, The Black Madonna, Dasha Rush (live), Matrixxman, Roi Perez and Dekmantel Soundsystem.
They join Alt-J, Kylie, London Grammar, Roisin Murphy, Purity Ring, Ibeyi, Joy Wellboy, Logic, Flume, Jon Hopkins, Kwabs, Sven Vath, Giorgio Moroder, Modeselektor, Bonobo (DJ set), Clark, Autechre, Nozinja, Dark Sky, Sophie, The Bug, Dorian Concept , SiriusModeselektor, Alan Fitzpatrick, Cakes da Killa, Cashmere Cat, Chris Liebing, Claptone, David August, Element of Crime, Ellen Allien, Erland Oye (Kings of Convenience), Evian Christ, Howling, La Roux, Marek Hemmann, Markus Kavka, Mathias Kaden, Nils Frahm, Nina Kraviz, Rodhad, Roni Size Reprazent, Seinabo Sey, Shura, Tocotronic, TUSN, Von Spar, Mogwai, Ride, Trevor Horn Band, Hercules And Love Affair, Hudson Mohawke, Jamie T, Jamie XX, Django Django, Years And Years, Young Fathers, Toro Y Moi, Kaytranada, A-Trak, AnnenMayKantereit, Aquilo, Audion, L'Aupaire, Aurora Aksnes, Bilderbuch, Borrowed Identity, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Culoe De Song, Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moon, The Districts, Fickle Friends, Formation, Gengahr, Gorgon City (DJ-Set), Job Jobse, Joy Wellboy, Kink, Lawrence, Malky, Max Graef, Die Nerven, Odesza, Pollyester, Romano, Soul Clap, Tiefschwarz, Wanda, Zenker Brothers, and xxxy.
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.
Tickets are priced at 136 euros for a full weekend ticket
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.
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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