Set against a breathtaking backdrop of five huge hulking coal mining diggers that tower into the sky, Melt! is a unique music festival on the Ferropolis peninsula surrounded by Lake Gremmin in Germany. Taking place from the 18th – 20th July, Melt! will be a fusion of techno beats, guitar chords, and hip hop breaks with headlining performances from Björk, Franz Ferdinand and the Editors. Hot Chip even included live performances of ‘Shake a Fist’ and ‘Boy from School’ performed at Melt! on their new album ‘Made in the Dark’.
With its unerring feel for the sound of now and its booking far from the standard fare, Melt! effortlessly mixes guitars, beatboxes and vinyl grooves so perfectly; indie boys dance with raver girls while hip hop heads wave their glowsticks. 2008 will be the 11th edition of the festival and due to great demand a third day has been added to the program. More than 80 live acts and DJs will perform on 6 stages, firing the crowd up from late afternoon until well into the wee small hours…. and the last beats don’t fade until long after the sun has risen over the lake again.
Melt! has established itself on the European festival landscape and is an unforgettable musical experience that transcends all genres. The festival was also voted most popular open air event by readers of top German music & style magazines Intro, Groove and De:Bug.
There is also a lot going on behind the scenes…. Melt!’s professional area has long been the an established meeting point for the German music industry and is considered on of the summers fixtures by those in the know.
MELT ON SUNDAY:
Due to the great demand Melt! have decided to add a third day to the festival. It will now end on Sunday, 20th July 2008 at approximately 11 p.m. after Björk's performance. The new Melt! Sunday has a limited capacity of 12,000 visitors and is also available as a separate ticket. We therefore recommend that visitors choose one of the three ticket categories on offer early on.
We will be announcing the rest of Sunday’s programme soon and on Friday and Saturday, Melt! will take place in its usual form, spread across six stages and with a capacity of up to 20,000 visitors.
Doors Open: 3 pm every day
First Acts On Stage: 5 pm every day
Tickets are on sale now:
1-day ticket Björk + 4 more acts tba (Sun 20th July 2008): €45 (plus booking fee)
2-day ticket (Fri 18th & Sat 19th July 2008 + free Sleepless Floor on Sunday 20th July 2008): €65 (plus booking fee)
3-day ticket (Fri 18th & Sat 19th & Sun 20th July 2008): €85 (plus booking fee)