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Melt! Festival 2020

  • Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
  • 17-19 July 2020
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Eclectic music in the Iron City

Melt Festival is a rock, electronic, and pop festival that exists within the imposing grounds of the Ferropolis; a museum of titanic mid-20th-century industrial machinery which is located just outside of Gräfenhainichen, Germany.

In tandem with this unique location dubbed "the city of iron" also sees a unique lineup year-on-year, with career-defining sets from Portishead, Aphex Twin, alt-J, Kylie Minogue, The XX, Tame Impala, Bon Iver, and Florence + the Machine in previous editions.

Amongst the impressive roster of acts, there is the notorious and affectionately known 'Sleepless Floor' which keeps the partying constant from Thursday through to Monday, but also the nearby Lake Gremmin to check out the sunrise over the horizon when you're finally feeling partied-out. 

Merging industrial history, culture, and nature, there's something for every type of festival-goer at Melt.

The iconic home of Melt! is a recovered opencast coal mine in the east of Germany, between Leipzig and Berlin. The site's towering cranes and iron machinery give Ferropolis its name, as well as furnishing the festival with a memorable backdrop.


Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, 06773, Germany


By plane:The closest airport to Ferrpolis is Leipzig/Halle, 70km from the festival site. From here, it takes around 1 hour 30 minutes by train to Melt! Festival or 50 minutes by car. If you fly into Berlin Airport, the festival will be running shuttle buses direct to Ferropolis, with details to be announced soon.

By train: The nearest stations are Dessau, Lutherstadt Wittenberg or Gräfenhainichen, which are all a short taxi or shuttle bus ride away from the festival site.