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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 2022 - Official Aftermovie

Melt Festival 2023 Lineup

3LNA / A SONG FOR YOU / AGAR AGAR / ALIGNMENT B2B ANXHELA / ALTIN GÜN / ANGEL D’LITE / ANIMISTIC BELIEFS [LIVE] / ANU / ANZ / BABY B3NS / BARBARA BOEING / BASHKKA / BEABADOOBEE / BICEP [LIVE] / ÀBÁSE / THE BLESSED MADONNA / BOYS NOIZE / BRU-C / BRUTALISMUS 3000 / BYRON YEATES B2B MARIE MALARIE / CALL SUPER / CAMI LAYÉ OKÚN / CARLO KARACHO / CC:DISCO! / CHANNEL TRES / CHIPPY NONSTOP B2B DJ HYPERDRIVE / CODY CURRIE / D4VD / DAMIANO VON ERCKERT B2B PRSMC / DANGERMAMI / DAPHNI / DCHM B2B SEDACTION / DJ AYA / DJ FART IN THE CLUB / DJ HEARTSTRING / DJ HOLOGRAPHIC / DJ SWAGGER / DLV B2B FREDERIC. / EDWIN ROSEN / EKKSTACY / ELIZA ROSE / ERIKA DE CASIER / ERIS / FERRARI ROT B2B EVIN / FKA TWIGS / FOLAMOUR / FREDDY K B2B DR RUBINSTEIN / FUNK TRIBU / GABRIELLE KWARTENG / GEE LANE / HAAI / INTERPLANETARY CRIMINAL / JADA / JOB JOBSE / JOY ORBISON / JULY JONES / JUSTIN TINDERDATE B2B ROBIN TASI / KALTE LIEBE [LIVE] / KAPOTE / KI/KI / KOSMO KINT / LSDXOXO / LUCINEE B2B SEPT / LUXE / MALUGI / MANUKA HONEY / MARCEL DETTMANN B2B CEM / MARLON HOFFSTADT / MDSM / MISS BASHFUL X DBBD [LIVE] / MSJY / NAMASENDA / NARCISS / NEUNUNDNEUNZIG / NIA ARCHIVES / OGAZÓN / OJERIME / OK WILLIAMS B2B THC / ORBIT / P2P [P.VANILLABOY B2B PENGLORD] / PERSIAN EMPIRE / PHILLIP JONDO / PIRI / PLANNINGTOROCK / ROZA TERENZI / RYAN ELLIOTT B2B DANIELLE / RÓISÍN MURPHY / SAM RUFFILLO / SEBASTIAN HOTZ “EL HOTZO” / SEDEF ADASI / SEVDALIZA / SHANTI CELESTE B2B PEACH / SILVAN STRAUSS / SKI AGGU / SKIN ON SKIN / SLOWTHAI / SOLOMUN / SOUTHSTAR / SPACER WOMAN B2B BUNNY TSUKINO / SPECKMAN / SQF2000 / STEINTOR HERRENCHOR / STELLA EXPLORER / SURF 2 GLORY / TSHA [LIVE] / TTYFAL B2B JANTHE / TYGAPAW / UCHE YARA / VEGYN [DJ-SET] / VIKO63 & PENGLORD / YOUNG MARCO / YUNGFYA / ₮₩Ø ₴ⱧɆⱠⱠ

Takeover

CLUB HEART BROKEN / DJ HEARTSTRING [PRES. TEENAGE DREAMS] / FEMME BASS MAFIA / MULTISEX / STRANGELOVE / TOY TONICS

Melt Festival 2023 Tickets

Weekend Tickets from €164.95 are on sale:

Accommodation

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

Book Hotels & Airbnbs near the Venue at the Lowest Price online!

Travel Info

BY CAR

Parking & Car/Caravan Camping Tickets from €20.00 can be purchased online here

BY TRAIN

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.

BY COACH

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.

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.

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