Experienced festival goers know all about it: Melt! festival, the annual gathering of open air music fans from all over the world at Gräfenhainichen’s ‘city of steel’ Ferropolis. Not only does this three-day-festival (July 13-15, 2012) have a one-of-a-kind location next to abandoned bucket-wheel excavators, stackers, and bucket chain excavators, but it also has a very diverse and highly interesting line-up; ranging from underground electronica via indie rock to pop music. See for yourself:
We weren’t much surprised when we had a look at the 2012 edition’s full line-up, which pretty much covers a big number of bands that we’ve been covering or presenting at our very own festivals throughout the last months and years. And since everyone loves lists, here’s an annotated list of acts and artists that are billed for the 15th edition of Melt! festival from our very own archive:
The Whitest Boy Alive, Kele (Bloc Party), Citizens!, Dillon, Douglas Greed, Elektro Guzzi, Dixon, Ellen Alien, Gossip, Brandt Brauer Frick, Laurent Garnier / L.B.S., Modeselektor / Modeselektion, Squarepusher, Nina Kraviz, Mouse On Mars, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Richie Hawtin, Zola Jesus, Shed, Strip Steve, Agoria, Brodinski, … let’s stop here.
Since this year’s festival is already sold out, we’re happy to be giving away 3×2 VIP Melt! festival tickets (valid for all three days). These will not only grant access to the festival itself, but also to the super-duper-exclusive backstage area — where you can get down at our Electronic Beats ice cream truck. Simply fill in the form at the bottom of this page, keep your fingers crossed, and maybe ask your friends to join the competition in order to snag yourself a ticket in return for the tip-off. Competition closes on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Good luck & godspeed! And now for something seamlessly related:
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Published June 16, 2012.