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With two and half months to go, Germany’s premier festival Melt! can finally reveal the full line-up for 2015.

Rounding up the Intro Zelt pre-party line up on Thursday 16th July will be genre-blending electropop diva, Santigold and NYC based six-piece, Darwin Deez.  Elsewhere, Alle Farben and Pool will take over Melt’s Gemini Stage. Tove Lo and The Districts will conquer the main stage whereas Berghain icon Marcel Dettmann, Scuba and Good Guy Mikesh get behind the decks at the Big Wheel.

Funkstörung, who celebrate their reunion this year, The Orb, with a brand-new record (Kompakt) in tow, Robot Koch and Shed alias Head High complete the high-calibre Melt! Selektor Stage which will be opened by Modeselektor on Friday.

The aptly titled, non-stop Sleepless Floor – which stays open for the entire 72 hours of the festival – will see DJ sets by British radio icon, Essential Mix host and all-round general tastemaker Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, DJ Tennis, The Black Madonna, Dasha Rush (live), Matrixxman, Roi Perez and Dekmantel Soundsystem. 

The latter are already confirmed to keep the crowd entertained on the MiXery Melt! Train, the festival’s very own train which brings people across from Cologne to Ferropolis in true Melt! style. One of the most unique transportation / accommodation features of any European festivals, the train takes passengers direct to the festival’s doorstep and comes with DJs and a fully stocked bar. Once at the festival, it stays there for the duration, with its cabins turning into comfortable on-site accommodation.

Since Melt! couldn’t decide on on one act to be the winner of their Gigmit band contest, they have simply added two of the contestants to the line-up: Wyoming will open the Intro Tent on Friday, and Mama will be playing the Gemini stage on Saturday.

Festival tickets, pre-party tickets as well as numerous travel and accommodation offers are listed under www.meltfestival.de. A full timetable will be available in the following weeks.

Full 2015 line-up

Alt-J | A-Trak | Alan Fitzpatrick | Alle Farben | AnnenMayKantereit | L’Aupaire | Audion (live) | Aurora | Autechre | Aquilo | Bilderbuch | The Black Madonna | Bonobo (DJ-Set) | Borrowed Identity | Bouncé Knowles | The Bug | Cakes da Killa | Cashmere Cat | Catfish and The Bottlemen | Chris Liebing | Claptone (live) | Clark | Culoe de Song | Dark Sky | Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons | Darwin Deez | Dasha Rush (live) | David August (live) | Dekmantel Soundsystem | Dirty Doering | The Districts | Django Django | DJ Tennis | Dorian Concept (live) feat. Cid Rim and The Clonious | Element of Crime | Ellen Allien | Erlend Øye & The Rainbows | Evian Christ (live) | Fickle Friends | Flume | Formation | Funkstörung | Gengahr | Giorgio Moroder | Good Guy Mikesh | Gorgon City (DJ-Set) | grrr! | Head High | Hercules and Love Affair | Hot Since 82 | Howling | Hudson Mohawke (live) | Ibeyi | Jamie T | Jamie xx | Job Jobse | Jon Hopkins | Joy Wellboy | Kaytranada | Kettenkarussell (live) | King Kong Kicks | Kink (live) | Kwabs | Kylie Minogue | La Roux | Lena Willikens | Lawrence | Local Suicide | London Grammar | Malky | Mama | Marcel Dettmann | Marek Hemmann | Markus Kavka | Massimiliano Pagliara | Mathias Kaden (live) | Matrixxman | Max Graef & Kickflip Mike (live) | Modeselektor pres. Melt!Selektor | Mogwai | Die Nerven | Nils Frahm | Nina Kraviz | Nozinja | Odesza | The Orb | Palms Trax | Pete Tong | Pollyester | Pool | Raphael Dincsoy | Raury | Revolver Club | Ride | Rødhåd | Robot Koch | Roi Perez | Romano | Roni Size Reprazent (live) | Ryan Elliott | Sascha Schlegel | Santigold | Scuba | Seinabo Sey | Shura | SiriusModeselektor | Sizarr | Soul Clap | Steffen Bennemann | Steve Rachmad | Sven Väth | Team Recorder | Tiefschwarz (live) | Tocotronic | Toro Y Moi | Tove Lo | Trevor Horn Band | TÜSN | Von Spar | Wanda | Wyoming | XXXY | Years & Years | Young Fathers | Zenker Brothers

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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