Melt Festival is not only a festival, but one of a kind “roller coaster” experience taking place in the…town of Ferropolis, Germany. The festival is also known as the City of Iron, due to its location , which is the abandoned factory site at Ferropolis. The festival takes place in an open air dockyard glutted with industrial machines, towering over the skyline and creating a futuristic and apocalyptic view and feel of its kind. The organisers of Melt Festival tend to focus on a mixture of musical genres. The event’s organisers describe the music policy as ‘Electronic meets Rock, which pretty much opens the doors for all kinds of acts and artists’.
History of Melt Festival
The Melt! Festival dates back to 1997, when it started off as a small gathering from techno enthusiasts at Bernsteinsee Velten. In the beginning of its existence, the event’s organisers had to learn from experience in order to hit the festival’s very own identity and put its own stamp or for what Melt Festival is standing for. In 1998, the festival already growing bigger, had to relocate to Lärz Airport in order to shelter all of its visitors. Only 2 years later, in 2000 the festival once again changed location. The abandoned industrial site at Ferropolis became the new home of Melt! Festival. And indeed, the third location was the lucky one! The last peace of the puzzle, the perfect fit and the last ingredient for a recipe for success. The the new home of the Melt Festival, most certainly is the place that gives the festival its charm, uniqueness, and one of a kind party experience, like no other festivals.
What to expect at Melt Festival
The artists playing at Melt! are diverse, broad and experimental in any sense. The artists playing at the festival are such, who have and continue to push the boundaries of musical genres. So if you do attend the Melt! Festival, indeed be prepared for literally everything at the Aphex Twin, Ben Klock, Bjork, Bloc Party, Brodinski, Goldie, Groove Armada, Gus Gus, Laurent Garnier, London Grammar, LTJ Bukem, M83, Massive Attack, Nero, Oliver Koletzki,Roisin Murphy, Royksopp, Richie Hawtin, Trentemøller, The XX, and Underworld are just to illustrate the diversity, yet quality of each artists within the electronic, rock, alternative or pop genre.
This year Melt Festival is celebrating 20 years and has announced a staggering world class line-up full of talent including Åme B2B Rødhåd, Bonobo, Dixon, Maceo Plex, Modeselektor, Recondite, Richie Hawtin, Tale of Us and many other (see the full lineup for Melt! 2017 here).
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VISIT MELT FESTIVAL
Melt! Festival offers relatively inexpensive tickets taking in consideration the line-up, accommodation options, and the experience to remember, it is giving to the festival goers. The festival has its own campsite, with several accommodation offers available for you to choose from. In addition to the accommodation, the festival offers its one of a kind collaboration with MiXery, taking the festival’s attendees with a train from Cologne to Ferropolis.
Melt! Festival offers various types of accommodation. Staying on the festival’s North and South camp sites includes several camping choices such, Regular camping (included in the 3 Day festival ticket), Green camping and Camping Plus. Alongside the camping option, you can go for the Mixery Melt Train, Podpads, Mein Zelt Steht Schon and other.
How to get to Melt Festival
The closest airport to Melt Festival is Berlin’s Tegel Airport or Berlin Schönefeld Airport. From Berlin’s central station (Hauptbahnhof) you can take Melt Festival’s Berlin shuttle, which will take you directly to the festival. For more traveling options and routes to Melt Festival click here.
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