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Full 3-Day Line-up:
13 & God (The Notwist vs. Themselves) Acid Maria Akufen André Galluzzi Andreas Dorau Anja Schneider Artist Unknown Auto.Matic.Music New! Benjamin Diamond Bloc Party Bolzplatz Heroes Bright Eyes vs. The Faint Bright Eyes vs. The Faint Chikinki Chloé D. Hoerste vs. Markus Meinhardt Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area) Deichkind DJ Phono Dominik Eulberg Empro vs. Sebastian Konrad Erobique Exercise One Fischerspooner Gebrüder Teichmann Gus Gus Jake Fairley Jens Friebe Jeremy P. Caulfield Justus Kohncke Karrera Klub Kissogram Klee Krause Duo No. 2 Laid Back Le Hammond Inferno LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad Maik:em vs. Tommy Gun Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop Markus Kavka Markus Welby Mathias Kaden Maximo Park Metope feat. Ada Michael Mayer Moonbootica Mouse On Mars Munk Mönster a.k.a. Lexy & Gunjah O-Love Pearlharbour Night Phoenix Phoneheads Richard Davies Roisin Murphy Saint Pauli Sid LeRock Sputnik Gewinner Steve Bug The Cribs New! The Dalles New! The Robocop Kraus Tiefschwarz Tocotronic Treplec vs. Topmodel Underworld Whitey Wighnomy Brothers Wir Sind Helden
Melt! is on the best way to becoming a classic amongst festivals. For the seventh time in a row, Germany’s most demanding and diverse audience has danced surrounded by this breathtaking ‘City of Steel’. “Ferropolis” near Berlin is the ideal setting for this audiovisual highlight: for three days, the “City of Steel” is transformed into a playground for discerning music and dance aficionados.
An arena opens up in the centre of Ferropolis reminiscient of a Roman amphitheatre. Here lie the two main stages, framed by the impressive relics of opencast coal mining: five diggers, 120 ft high and up to 400 ft long, look out over the party crowd. Under the steel colossi are various
dance floors, one of which pulsates 24 hours a day. Germany’s most creative visual artists light up the night.
Electronica meets Rock - an open and, in Germany, unique concept that balances confidently between hand-made and electronic music, finds common ground and connects what has long since become inseparable in clubs and scenes. From its inception, Melt! has always proved that the combination of live performance and DJing, song and track, pop, rock and electronica not only works - it’s also great fun and extremely up to date. International musical trends of the last years (electroclash, bastard-pop, punk revival...) bear out the validity of this visionary concept.
Melt! presents established artists and young hopefuls from Germany and abroad. Record labels independently shape the presentational platforms available to them. Just like the 2004 F-Com showcase, with Laurent Garnier amongst others, labels and artists will present highly exclusive specials each year; a “family reunion” for fans, artists and the industry. Idealism, attention to detail and a love of music are not just catchphrases - they are what Melt! is all about. The right touch and impeccable taste in the choice of artists established previous events as gatherings of like-minded music lovers, and generated the festival’s high-class image and an impressive media response across Europe.
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