Diminutive German festival in a weird and wonderful industrial setting, with an eclectic underground (and above-ground) lineup.
If you’re looking for a small, intimate festival held among the industrial clutter of a disused mine, look no further than Germany’s Melt!. Held at Ferropolis – a unique museum where giant excavators loom large over a narrow peninsula – the festival has a cult following among devotees who have seen its stock and popularity rise since it started in the late ‘90s.
The lineup is as offbeat as the scenery, with alternative rock, electronica, soul and hip hop all represented.
With a lake you can swim in, an approach to sustainability that stands out even in the right-on world of festivals (there are solar panels, power generating bikes, and clear labelling for eco-conscious food stalls), and a thoughtfully curated lineup, Melt! is a breath of fresh air.
In 2013, on the Friday festivalgoers were encouraged to go meat free, with artists setting the tone.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Car: For your Satnav- Ferropolisstraße (06773 Gräfenhainichen) / Corner of B 107. After exiting the A9 follow the B107- Melt! will be signposted from here!
Travelling by Train: A chartered train will be running from Cologne to Ferropolis for the duration of the festival.
Travelling by Air: The closet airpost to Ferropolis is Leipzig/Halle, 70km from the fesitval site. From the airport the festival can be reached by car or by train. If flying into Berlin there will also be shuttle buses provided.
3 Day Ticket: €136.00
Preparty Ticket: €11
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets are available via Festicket.