The 19th 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 15th until Sunday 17th July 2016 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.
The Sleepless Floor line-up (for the first time in the festival’s history, the famous Sleepless Floor will run for 90 continuous hours over the duration festival) which includes Ed Davenport, Ellen Allien, Dekmantel Soundsystem , Fatima Yamaha (live), George Fitzgerald, Heidi, Joey Anderson, Josh Wink, Juju & Jordash (live), Leon Vynehall, Makam, and Tom Trago.
The first acts confirmed are Disclosure, Tame Impala, Jean Michel Jarre, Modeselektor, Andy C, Circa Waves, Mind Against, Jamie xx, Deichkind, Two Door Cinema Club, Boys Noize, Chvrches, M83, Maceo Plex, Ben Klock, Maya Jane Coles, Solomun, Skepta, Sleaford Mods, Tijana T, Modeselektor, Ho99o9, Andhim, Andy Stott, Black Coffee, DJ Koze, Ed Davenport, Honey Dijon, Jamie Woon, Mano Le Tough, Muta Masa, Oliver Koletzki, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Oddisee & Good Company, Pan-Pot, Stephan Bodzin, The Black Madonna, Digitalism, Floating Points, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Tiga, Helena Hauff, Horse Meat Disco, Kim Ann Foxman, Drangsal, Graham Candy, Kytes, Lea Porcelain, Bob Moses, DJ Phono, Isolation Berlin, Say Yes Dog, Stimming, Vril, and Woman.
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.
Early bird tickets are priced at 136 euros for a full weekend ticket sale which includes a free ticket to the preparty on Thursday A 5 Friends Ticket is also available - where if five tickets are purchased the fifth is free.
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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