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Melt was first held in 1997. Though it has been recognized as an electronic festival, pop and alternative bands also perform regularly. Throughout the years, M.I.A., Björk, Oasis, Massive Attack and Editors have headlined the festival.
Melt’s great reputation of electronic music comes from the Berlin scene. You see the major underground influence surface in this festival to a major crowd. If you are interested in a festival which celebrates different genres all together, Melt Festival is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the festival?
Melt Festival encourages you to take public transport to the festival. From train stations Dessau, Gräfenhainichen or Wittenberg you can take shuttle buses to the festival site.
If you are coming from abroad, you are probably first traveling to Berlin, either via plane (TGL or SFX), or train. Trains from Berlin will lead you to Dessau, Gräfenhainichen or Wittenberg train stations from where you can take a shuttle bus to Ferropolis.
If you are coming by car, coming via highway A9 from Berlin or Munich, please use the following exit: Dessau Ost. Ferropolis is signposted from the highway exit. Parking on site is available in designated areas with a 10 € fee.
Is there a festival campsite?
Sure! The general admission ticket also includes the campsite access in North & South Camping sections. If you prefer to camp next to you car, you can choose buying the Camping Plus option. For a more quiet and relaxed option you can choose the Green Camping.
If you would rather not camp, you can best find a hotel or B&B in the nearby city of Gräfenhainichen. There are shuttle buses from Gräfenhainichen station to the festival site that run all day long.
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