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Melt Festival 2021 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. You can read the festival’s statement here

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 2019 Official Aftermovie

Melt Festival 2021 Lineup


FKA twigs
Jamie xx
Little Simz
Earl Sweatshirt
Ellen Allien
Honey Dijon
Marcel Dettmann
DJ Stingray

070 Shake / 100 gecs / AFRODEUTSCHE / alyona alyona / Arlo Parks / Ashnikko / Boy Harsher / Channel Tres / Earl Sweatshirt / Ellen Allien / Fatima Yamaha / FKA twigs / Hannah Diamond / Honey Dijon / Inhalt der Nacht / Jamie xx / Jayda G / Koffee / KOKOKO! / Little Simz / Mafalda / Mama Snake / Mezigue / Pabllo Vittar / Paramida / Partiboi69 / Polo & Pan / Prospa / Sampa the Great / Sherelle / Skee Mask B2B Stenny B2B Zenker Brothers / Yaeji / Yves Tumor & Its Band
+ more artists to be announced

Melt Festival 2021 Tickets

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Camping during the festival is included in 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). Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info

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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.

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