8 Jun - 11 Jun
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 located just outside Gräfenhainichen.
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 during the three day festival, 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.
Melt Festival 2023 Lineup
Melt Festival 2023 Tickets
Camping during the festival is included with the festival ticket, so all you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent, the festival offers Glamping options purchased here
Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com
Parking & Car/Caravan Camping Tickets from €20.00 can be purchased online here
Trains by Deutsche Bahn arrive into Gräfenhainichen, Dessau or Wittenberg from locations around Germany and the festival will be running shuttles to take you to Ferropolis by day.
In cooperation with Maximal the festival offers a variety of day and return bus tickets to Melt Festival from multiple locations across Germany and Europe, to be announced soon.
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.