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MELT! Festival 2016

MELT! Festival one of the biggest and unique located pop meets electro festival in Germany.

MELT! Festival settles in the giant industrial scene and machinery of the old mine by the Ferropolis peninsula, surrounded by Lake Gremmin in Gräfenhainichen Germany. This years edition takes place 15. July until 17. July. Tuned beyond genres like Electro, Indie, Pop and a slight touch of Subculture and Mainstream. The 3-day festival attracts the crowd through the exciting audiovisual experience to many different stages and for the electronic lovers a rave at the beach will for sure bring you dancing all night long. MELT! is very environmentally conscious by offering regional, eco-friendly and veggies dishes.

See you abroad!

Melt! 2016

  • Where? Gräfenhainichen, Germany
  • When? 15 - 17 July 2016
  • Genre Drum & Bass, Electro, Hip Hop, House, Pop, Reggae, Techno
  • Location Outdoor
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  • Acid Arab
  • Andhim
  • Andy C
  • Andy Stott (live)
  • Ben Klock
  • Benjamin Damage
  • Black Coffee
  • Black Cracker
  • Blind Observatory
  • Bluestaeb
  • Bob Moses
  • Bomba Estéreo
  • Boris
  • Boys Noize (live)
  • Chance & Dark
  • Chvrches
  • Circa Waves
  • Coma
  • Cormac
  • Cosmic TRG
  • DJ Avihay Partok
  • DJ Heidi
  • DJ Koze
  • DJ Phono
  • Damian Lazarus
  • Deichkind
  • Dekmantel Soundsystem
  • Digitalism
  • Disclosure
  • Dr. Rubenstein
  • Drangsal
  • Ed Davenport
  • Ellen Allien
  • Fatima Yamaha (Live)
  • Floating Points
  • Freddy K
  • Fritz Helder
  • George Fitzgerald
  • Gold Panda
  • Graham Candy
  • Gunjah
  • Hard Ton
  • Heidi
  • Helena Hauff
  • Hi Fashion
  • Ho99o9
  • Honey Dijon
  • Horse Meat Disco
  • Illenoise
  • Isolation Berlin
  • JD Samson
  • Jamie Woon
  • Jamie xx
  • Joey Anderson
  • Josh Wink
  • Juju & Jordash (Live)
  • Kinn Ann Foxman
  • Klyne
  • Kobosil
  • Kode9
  • Kollektiv Turmstrasse
  • Kuriose Naturale
  • Kytes
  • La Fleur
  • Lady Leshurr
  • Laurel Halo
  • Lea Porcelain
  • Leon Vynehall
  • Liss
  • M83
  • Maceo Plex
  • Magdalena
  • Makam
  • Mano Le Tough
  • Marco Resmann
  • Matthias Meyer
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • Mind Against
  • Modeselektor (DJ-Set)
  • Motor City Drum Ensemble
  • Muallem
  • Mura Masa
  • Niko Schwind
  • Noah Kin
  • Noah Slee
  • Oddisee & Good Company
  • Oliver Koletzki
  • Ø [Phase]
  • Pan-Pot
  • Partok
  • Peaches
  • Peak & Swift
  • Peggy Gou
  • Pev & Kowton (Livity Sound)
  • Renato Ratier
  • Roosevelt
  • SG Lewis
  • SangoSarah Farina
  • Say Yes Dog
  • Schwarz Dont Crack
  • Several Definition
  • Shed
  • Shifted
  • Skepta
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Solomun
  • Sophie
  • Splash Mag Stage
  • Still Parade
  • Stimming (live)
  • Tame Impala
  • Tereza
  • The Black Madonna
  • Tiga (live)
  • Tijana T
  • Tom Trago
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Virginia (live) feat Steffi & Dexter
  • Vril (live)
  • Woman
  • Yo! Sissy
  • Zed Bias
  • Zomby

The location

Gräfenhainichen, Germany

MELT! Festival takes place in Gräfenhainichen Germany. Due to a moderate maritime and continental climate summers in Gräfenhainichen can be pleasantly warm with an average maximum temperature of 22-25 degrees . The festival venue is located 1 hour away from Leipzig and about 1 hour 40 from Berlin. Gremminer See, a lake nearby from a former coalmine on the shore of the Ferropolis (“Iron Town”) and a museum remembering of the industrial culture. You move the best in the city by public transport or bus transfers from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. Exact times can be found via this website.

MELT! Festival


What do I have to know?

The MiXery Melt Train runs through Amstersdam Central Starion ‘s-Hertogenbosch  and several German stations and arrives at the MELT! Festival in Gräfenheinichen, Germany. This train is also used as a hotel during the festival period, where you can sleep at the seating you have booked and you may use the shuttles bus that runs between the festival and camping. Tickets for the Melt MiXery train can be booked in the webshop on this page.

Travel Dates

Departure from Amsterdam Central Station and ‘s-Hertogenbosch: July 14
Arrival at MELT! Festival, Germany: July 14

Departure from MELT! Festival, Germany: July 18
Arrival at Amsterdam CS & ‘s-Hertogenbosch: July 18


What do I have to know?

The fastest way to travel to EXIT is a plane to Belgrade (Serbia) and then taking a transfer to the festival site. In cooperation with Cheapflights we help you find the cheapest flights. The website compares every flight and will select the most favorable offer you can get.

Be aware of the limited luggage space, especially when you have to take tents e.g. with you. Advice: Festival.Travel also offers cheap hostels and lockers as an option.

What do I have to know?

Travelling by car to a festival gives you freedom when and where to do pit stops and perhaps include some sightseeing while on the road. If you have some free seats left or looking for a ride, there are several website you can check out. Sharing a ride is a great opportunity to connect with people and share your journey costs.

Keep in mind that during the ride you will pass several toll roads. At most of these check points you can pay by credit card, but we would still advice you to bring cash with you.

Distance to Gräfenhainichen, Germany:
– Paris: 1.009 km
– Berlin: 137 km
– Milan: 930 km



When is MELT! 2016?
MELT! Festival is from 15. July until 17. July 2016

When can I enter the Festival terrain?
A festival ticket allows access to the festival from Friday 15. July.

When can I enter the campsite?
The campsite is open Thursday, 14. July at 1pm (midday) until Monday 18. July 1pm. Camping and parking is included in the ticket.

When does the festival end?
The last acts will perform during the night of Sunday 17. July on Monday 18. July until 5 am. Everyone is requested to leave the festival terrain on Monday morning.

What is the minimum approved age of a MELT! visitor?
You have to be 18 years old to enter the festival site. Visitors under the age 18 are allowed to enter the festival site with a legal guardian.

How can I pay at this year’s MELT! Festival?
The only way you can pay at MELT! is with your wristband. Your festival ticket will be exchanged to a wristband. This wristband can be topped up in advance with your festival account on the MELT! official website or at the festival terrain itself.

What is the exact location of the festival site?
Ferropolisstraße 1, 06773 Gräfenhainichen, Germany


How can I pay?
You can choose one the following transaction methods by our professional ticket partner (Paylogic):

– iDeal
– Bancontact/Mr.Cash
– Mastercard / VISA
– Bank Transfer
– Pay Pal
– Maestro
– ING Home ‘Pay / Belfius Direct Net / Direct Debit / Giropay / Sofortuberweisung / VISA electron

All tickets carry my name since I’m the one who made the order. Is this going to a problem for my friends?
On the tickets you can find the name of the person who purchased the tickets, not to whom the ticket belongs. As the tickets are scanned at the entrance of the festival, the barcodes will get checked to verify the tickets’ validity. Subsequently they can check the system to check the name of the ticket holder. Does a ticket change its’ owner? Please let the ticket provider (Paylogic) know by mail

Can I refund my ticket?
No, Festival.Travel is not permitted to accept or change returned tickets, but it is possible to sell your ticket to someone else. Would you like to have more information on reselling your ticket, or planning to do so? Please contact


What is the currency in Germany?
In Germany the currency is Euro.

To which time zone does Germany belong?
CET – Central European Time / European Central Time (Standard Time).

What are the phone numbers of emergency services in Germany?
Police: 110
Fire Department: 112
Ambulance: 112

Do I have to bring a passport or identity card?
In Germany it is sufficient if you have an identity card with you.

What kind of plugs do they use in Germany?
In Germany they use European plugs.

Can I drink tap water?
You can drink water from the tap, as long it is not indicated you can’t.




Another question?

Ask your question via the contact form. We’re happy to help you with your choice!