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Melt! Festival 2015

  • Gräfenhainichen, Germany
  • 17-19 July 2015
  • Electronic
  • Indie
  • Pop
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Perched on the peninsula that juts out into the middle of the Gremminer Lake, Melt! Festival's spectacular light shows and hardy electronic, rock, pop and indie lineups blow apart all preconceptions of what a festival should be, year after year.

To call the location unique would be a gross understatement: amongst the defunct industry of the ex-coal mine's gigantic machinery, and surrounded by the lake that now fills the old pit itself, Melt! brings the best out of an extraordinary landscape, and finds beauty in even the most formidable of places.

From 15:00 to 07:00 each day, all of the stages host a multi-genre collection that swings towards the electronic, while the Sleepless Floor stays open from the moment the festival opens until the very end. The lake-side campsite and endless opportunities for a swim just put the icing on the cake.

Headliners

  • alt-J
  • Kylie Minogue
  • London Grammar
  • Sven Väth

Lineup

Thursday

  • Bouncé Knowles
  • Gorgon City [DJ set]
  • Hercules & Love Affair
  • Pollyester
  • Santigold
  • Trevor Horn Band

Friday

  • A-Trak
  • Alan Fitzpatrick
  • Aquilo
  • Autechre
  • Bilderbuch
  • Bonobo [DJ set]
  • Chris Liebing
  • Claptone [live]
  • Clark
  • Culoe De Song
  • Dark Sky
  • Dasha Rush [live]
  • Fickle Friends
  • Flume
  • Hudson Mohawke [live]
  • Jamie xx
  • L'Aupaire
  • La Roux
  • London Grammar
  • Marcel Dettmann
  • Markus Kavka
  • Mogwai
  • Nils Frahm
  • Nozinja
  • Raury
  • Romano
  • Roni Size Reprazent [live]
  • Rødhåd
  • Scuba
  • Shura
  • Sizarr
  • Tiefschwarz [live]
  • Tove Lo
  • Wyoming
  • Years & Years

Saturday

  • AnnenMayKantereit
  • Borrowed Identity
  • Cakes Da Killa
  • Cashmere Cat
  • David August [live]
  • Die Nerven
  • Django Django
  • Dorian Concept [live]
  • Evian Christ [live]
  • Funkstörung
  • Giorgio Moroder
  • Good Guy Mikesh
  • Head High
  • Job Jobse
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Kaytranada
  • King Kong Kicks
  • KiNK
  • Kwabs
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Lawrence
  • Lena Willikens
  • Malky
  • Mama
  • Marek Hemmann
  • Matrixxman
  • Max Graef [live]
  • ODESZA
  • Raphael Dincsoy
  • Robot Koch
  • Ryan Elliott
  • siriusmodeselektor
  • Steffen Bennemann
  • Sven Väth
  • The Black Madonna
  • The Bug
  • The Distrcts
  • The Orb
  • Tocotronic
  • Tüsn
  • Von Spar
  • Wanda
  • xxxy
  • Young Fathers
  • Zenker Brothers

Sunday

  • Alle Farben
  • alt-J
  • Audion [live]
  • Aurora Aksnes
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons
  • Darwin Deez
  • Dekmantel Soundsystem
  • Dirty Doering
  • DJ Tennis
  • Element of Crime
  • Ellen Allien
  • Erlend Øye & The Rainbows
  • Formation
  • Gengahr
  • Hot Since 82
  • Howling
  • Ibeyi
  • Jamie T
  • Joy Wellboy
  • Kettenkarussell [live]
  • Local Suicide
  • Massimiliano Pagliara
  • Mathias Kaden [live]
  • Nina Kraviz
  • Palms Trax
  • Pete Tong
  • Pool
  • Ride
  • Roi Perez
  • Seinabo Sey
  • Soul Clap
  • Steve Rachmad
  • Toro Y Moi
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Ferropolis is a recovered opencast coal mine in east Germany. The mine was fully operating into the early 90s, but is now flooded to form a beautiful lake. Five of the mine's original excavators are preserved on a spit of land in the middle of the water.

Gräfenhainichen is a small town about a mile from Ferropolis, with Dessau a half-hour drive away. Dessau is connected to Berlin by rail.


Address

Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, 06773, Germany

FAQs

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. 

Children aged 7 years or younger aren't allowed to enter the festival site. Adolescents aged 8 to 17 are only allowed in with a legal guardian or a person aged 18 or older, authorised by their legal guardian(s).

Ticket-holders are not allowed to take their own food into the festival site, but you can take up to 1.5 litres of unopened, non-alcoholic tetra packed drinks in. 

Other forbidden items include any type of glass container, canister, plastic bottles, PET bottles, cans and/or special drink containers, hard packaging, cool-bags, special containers, torches, explosive objects and any type of weapon or dangerous object. 

The festival is working on being more environmentally friendly and keeping the festival site clean. You will be given bin liners at the wristband exchange booth, and if you hand in your garbage at the end of the festival you'll be given your 5 EUR garbage deposit back. You can also choose a Melt! tote bag instead.

Yes, there will be an ATM next to the toilets in the festival area. A fee will be charged. There are also plenty of cash machines in nearby Gräfenhainichen.

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