White Lies and Digitalism join Melt! Festival lineup

Once again, the environment will be one of our most important headliners this year. In 2010, we already started our environmental endeavours with M!Eco. Together with the Green Music Initiative, we devoloped various projects to reduce CO2 emissions. Several bus and train offers as well as our hotel train, which rode to Ferropolis for the first time in 2010, made it possible that many festivalgoers decided to leave their cars at home. In 2011, we want to continue our projects. This year, energy-saving measures will be on our agenda as well! Further info will be available soon.
To keep you posted on our newest projects and further developments, we launched our M!Eco website today. On our site, you are not only able to read about our plans and project partners. You are also able to find out what each festivalgoer can do to reduce CO2 emissions and make the festival more ecofriendly, so we can say: we are one step closer to our green goal.
White Lies
Post-punk meets dark wave with legitimate ambitions for stadium rock. With their latest single “Bigger Than Us”, the London-based White Lies presented us with a smashing anthem at the beginning of 2011 already. The band made quite an effort to up the ante production-wise in order to set the tone for the enthusiastic to melancholic lyrics. By releasing Rituals, the band around singer Harry McVeigh brought us the follow-up to their debut, which definitely keeps its promise.
digitalism melt festival 2011Digitalism (live)
No doubt, Digitalism is about to become a Melt! resident. Even before the actual festival the Hamburg duo Jens “Jence” Moelle and Ismail “Isi” Tüfekci join the Berlin-based Melt! Klub Weekender with squealing synth sounds, brute breaks, and belling bass lines. In Ferropolis, Digitalism has been part of Melt! Festival’s line-up three time. Thanks to brand-new material, the 2010 single “Blitz” as well as the uberhit “Zdarlight”, Digitalism will certainly fuel Melt! madness for the fourth time.

More Acts and News
With The Naked And Famous, we may have hit the spot. It doesn’t happen too often that a band is highly praised even before it releases its debut. We are very much excited about the New Zealanders’ live performance on their stopover in Saxony-Anhalt.

Not least since their celebrated Melt! premiere, the follow-up shows – supporting Broken Bells and Kele for instance – and their appearance at Dockville, Sizarr are officially Melt! Festival’s new favourite. Therefore, we’re about to present all the factes of the band, namely playing live on Gemini Stage and DJing on Melt! Selektor Stage as Sizarr Soundsystem.
We see acts like Katy B, Crystal Fighters, Clock Opera, Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs and SBTRKT progressing on an international level, which is why we want to prominently present them at Melt! 2011. More promising newcomers will join them soon.
Of course, Melt! 2011 would only be half as good without the lovely indie boys and girls. After all these years, the indie legends of Les Savy Fav are finally joining our line-up. Also adding to our bill: Junip, Bodi Bill, Console, Metronomy, Calvin Harris, Everything Everything, Little Dragon. This just in: with our second announcement, we only made it half-way through our programme. By the time, we’re done with announcing acts, Melt! will have six stages with over 120 artists performing in July.
Melt! Festival’s also known for its many co-operations with other artists. We’re not only looking forward to Modeselektor curating Melt! Selektor Stage for two days in a row and the labels Live At Robert Johnson as well as Bpitch Control taking over Sleepless Floor. We also have the Total Confusion party at Big Wheel up our sleeves and an additional special celebrating the legendary Detroit techno label Planet E with label boss Carl Craig DJing back to back with Radio Slave – joined by label mate Loco Dice who we announced last time.
Many festivalgoers will be pleased to hear about our continuing co-operation with Ostgut Ton, the label which is connected to Berlin’s Berghain like no other. The label’s about to take over Big Wheel Stage for four hours on Sunday – yes, there’s a Sunday at Big Wheel, folks. We will soon announce the Ostgut line-up, no worries. Big Wheel Sunday will also see Guy Gerber, who decided to work with P.Diddy on his new album, conquering the stage.
Last but not least, we planned a small but nice Dial Records homage at Big Wheel on Saturday. The full line-up reads as follows: Lawrence, John Roberts, Pawel & RNDM and Redshape presents Palisade (live).
All newly confirmed acts
Bodi Bill | Brandt Brauer Frick | Carte Blanche | Clock Opera | Console | Carl Craig & Radio Slave B2B | Crystal Fighters | Dial Records pres. Lawrence, John Roberts, Pawel & RNDM, Redshape pres. Palisade (live) | Digitalism (live) | DJ T. | Errors | Everything Everything | Gold Panda | Guy Gerber | Calvin Harris | Housemeister | Junior Boys (live) | Junip | Katy B | Les Savy Fav | Little Dragon | Metronomy | The Naked And Famous | Proxy | SBTRKT (live) | Sizarr (live) | Sizarr Soundsystem | Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs | White Lies
All confirmed acts so far
Âme (live) | Atari Teenage Riot | Bodi Bill | Gui Boratto | Boys Noize | Bpitch @ Sleepless Floor: Ellen Allien, Kiki, Chaim, Skinnerbox | Brandt Brauer Frick | Busy P | Carte Blanche | Clock Opera | Console | Carl Craig & Radio Slave B2B | Crystal Fighters | Cut Copy | DAF |  Dial Records pres. Lawrence, John Roberts u. a. | Digitalism (live) | DJ T. | Errors | Everything Everything | Gold Panda | Guy Gerber | Calvin Harris | Housemeister | Isolée | Junior Boys (live) | Junip | Fritz Kalkbrenner | Paul Kalkbrenner | Katy B | Markus Kavka | The Koletzkis | Les Savy Fav | Little Dragon | Live At Robert Johnson @ Sleepless Floor: Roman Flügel, Arto Mwambe, Oliver Hafenbauer, Gerd Janson, Manuel Raven  | Loco Dice | M.A.N.D.Y. | Metronomy| Miss Kittin | Modeselektor present Melt! Selektor | Monarchy | The Naked And Famous | Proxy | Pulp | Robyn | SBTRKT (live) | Sizarr (live) | Sizarr Soundsystem | The Streets | Tensnake | Total Confusion B2B2B – Tobias Thomas, Michael Mayer & Superpitcher | Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs | White Lies
3-day ticket valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
EUR 104 plus booking fee and EUR 5 garbage deposit
There will be no 1- or 2-day tickets availabe for Melt! 2011.
In the price included are camping and parking (from Thursday 15.07. 01:00pm until Monday, 19.07. 03:00pm).
Tickets and Infos available under www.meltfestival.de/tickets only.

Leave a Comment