Melt Festival add more acts

Fringe Events 2011 
Last year, we attempted a first approach with a workshop held by Modeselektor. This year, we have even more to offer. From 16th to 17th July, free workshops (e.g. w/ Ostgut DJ Tobias Freund) and lectures (e.g. w/ Karhard Architektur, architects of Berlin’s Berghain as well as Bauhaus representative Burghard Duhm) take place, establishing a connection between electronic music, Melt!, Bauhaus, and art in general. In addition, Melt! festivalgoers have the opportunity to visit the Bauhaus exhibition for a reduced price of EUR 4. Signing up isn’t necessary. First come, first serve. Shuttle buses will be provided taking you to Dessau and back. To check out the entire programme, please go to our website. We will even extend our collaborations: Melt! Festival curates a stage at Farbfest Dessau, which takes place on the Bauhaus grounds as well as Dessau University. The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble is our first confirmed act for this event on 3rd September. We’re also looking forward to opening Intro Kneipe at Orangerie. From Friday to Sunday, the magazine will present all of its pop cultural facets. The perfect way to take a break in between acts. Besides interviews with performing artists and lectures, Intro’s editors picked out a variety of films and organised various book readings. For further info, click here ( Melt! also goes sport this year. Together with Elbufercamp, we have a bike as well as a dragon boat rental ready for you. For further info and to sign up, click here (
New Confirmations 
For the third time, Editors will perform in Ferropolis. In 2005, the band performed in Ferropolis for the first time presenting their debut The Back Room in the sunny afternoon. Since then, their careers took off. In 2011, Editor are about to bring us all their hits from their debut to their 2009 album In This Light And On This Evening. We also have Architecture in Helsinki on board. With their playful synth sounds, and their unconventional use of instruments like glockenspiel, tuba, xylophone, recorder and tap dance shoes as a rhythmic element, Architecture in Helsinki truly stick out of the crowd. Also confirmed are Le Corps Mince de Françoise, the Icelandic combo Retro Stefson, the Australian DJ duo Bag Raiders as well as the London-based trio Is Tropical. Techno grandmaster Tobi Neumann, Andreas Dorau and Kuriose Naturale joined our line-up as well. Before and after Melt! acts conquer our various stages, we have our lovely changeover DJ and party posse ready for you: Fieber-Tanzparty, Revolver Club, Team Recorder, Fryzeit, Radio & Fernseh, Voodoohop, Karrera Klub, King Kong Kicks and Trashpop feat. Wolke und Timid Tiger. For further info on our changeover DJs, click here ( Unfortunately, some acts did cancel on us. Matt And Kim, Tom Vek, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros as well as Duchess Says won’t be able to attend this year’s Melt! Festival.
Running Order & Melt! App
Our running order is also ready, which can be downloaded right here ( as well as our new and improved Melt! App 2011. Find all the Melt! info you need before and more importantly during Melt! Festival. So that you don’t have to use your mobile Internet connection too frequently, all data will be saved on your smart phone. Should there be any changes in our timetable, the app will inform you immediately. Of course, you are also able to put together your very own running order. Just mark the artists you want to see. To download the app, click here ( A new feature of our Melt! App 2011 is the friends finder. You receive an individual ID that you can give out to your friends to add. You will be able to see where your friends are at. In addition, we have our FAQs available for you when needed, a bus schedule as well as a map of the festival site and the camping area.
All newly confirmed acts 
Architecture in Helsinki | Bag Raiders | Andreas Dorau | Editors | Fieber-Tanzparty | Fryzeit | Is Tropical | Karrera Klub | King Kong Kicks | Kuriose Naturale | Le Corps Mince de Françoise | Tobi Neumann | Radio & Fernseh | Retro Stefson | Revolver Club | Team Recorder | Trashpop feat. Wolke und Timid Tiger | Voodoohop |
All confirmed acts so far 
A.T.O.L. | Addison Groove | Âme (live) | Anstam | Apparat Band | Architecture in Helsinki | Atari Teenage Riot | Azari & III (live) | Bag Raiders | Beady Eye | 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 | Chase And Status | Cold War Kids | Crocodiles | Crystal Castles | Crystal Fighters | Cut Copy | DAF | Dadub (live) | Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka | Dananananaykroyd | Dial Records pres. Lawrence, John Roberts u. a. | Digitalism (live) | DJ T. | Andreas Dorau | The Drums | Edit Select | Editors | Errors | Everything Everything | Fake Blood (live) | Fieber-Tanzparty | FM Belfast | Foster The People | Fryzeit | Gold Panda | José González | Guy Gerber | Calvin Harris | Richie Hawtin | Housemeister | The Hundred In The Hands | Iron and Wine | Isolée | Is Tropical | Nicolas Jaar (live) | Junior Boys (live) | Junip | Fritz Kalkbrenner | Paul Kalkbrenner | Karrera Klub | Katy B | Markus Kavka | King Kong Kicks | The Knocks | The Koletzkis | Jacob Korn (live) | DJ Koze | Kuriose Naturale | Le Corps Mince de Françoise | Les Savy Fav | Little Dragon | Live At Robert Johnson @ Sleepless Floor: Roman Flügel, Arto Mwambe, Oliver Hafenbauer, Gerd Janson, Manuel Raven | Loco Dice | Lucy | M.A.N.D.Y. | MEN | Metronomy | Miss Fitz | Miss Kittin | Gadie Mizrahi | Modeselektor present Melt! Selektor | Monarchy | The Moroders | Mutter | The Naked And Famous | Tobi Neumann | Maayan Nidam | Noah & The Whale | No Regular Play | Nôze (live) | Ostgut Ton Special: Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Marcel Fengler, Barker & Baumecker (live) | Phon.o | Planningtorock | Plan B | Proxy | Pulp | Radio & Fernseh | Christopher Rau | Retro Stefson | Revolver Club | Robyn | Rusko | SBTRKT (live) | Siriusmo | Sizarr (live) | Sizarr Soundsystem | Smallpeople aka Dionne & Julius Steinhoff | The Sound Of Arrows | The Streets | Swans | Team Recorder | Tensnake | These New Puritans | Total Confusion B2B2B – Tobias Thomas, Michael Mayer & Superpitcher | Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs | Trashpop feat. Wolke und Timid Tiger | Albrecht Wassersleben | Voodoohop | We Have Band | When Saints Go Machine | White Lies | Patrick Wolf | Jamie Woon |

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