Melt! Festival announces 40 new acts
After the first wave of acts, Melt! Festival brings out the guitars and extends the line-up in Ferropolis with some much-needed rock and roll.
After having announced such indie and alternative acts as Alt-J, Tocotronic or Element of Crime, Melt! Festival underline their love for handmade music, which fits the festival's electronic heartbeat perfectly, with an exclusive show by the legendary shoegaze band Ride, NME Awards winner Jamie T, Django Django, Mogwai's post-rock escapades and Toro Y Moi. Of course, international and national newcomers of the genre like AnnenMayKantereit, Wanda, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Die Nerven, The Districts, Malky and Gengahr have been added too.
The Gemini stage will celebrate a mix of intelligent urban music and future beats this year with acts like Kaytranada, Hudson Mohawke (live), Young Fathers, A-Trak and Odesza alongside already confirmed acts such as Evian Christ, Cashmere Cat or Cakes da Killa. Melt! Festival are also happy to announce one of the most promising pop acts of the year: Years & Years. Big Wheel and Sleepless Floor will see performances and DJ sets by Audion (live), Kink (live), Zenker Brothers, Lawrence, Culoe de Song, Job Jobse or Max Graef (live). Further acts will be announced soon.
Our pre-party at Intro Zelt on Thursday, 16th July 2015 is also taking shape. This year we're kicking off our festival weekend with producer legend Trevor Horn, who is responsible for uberhits like "Video Killed the Radio Star" or "Relax", performing all his classic hits. The disco queens of Hercules and Love Affair, the band Pollyester and Gorgon City have also been added. In the following weeks, we'll complete our pre-party line-up.
All newly confirmed acts
A-Trak | AnnenMayKantereit | Aquilo | Audion (live) | L'Aupaire | Aurora Aksnes | Bilderbuch | Borrowed Identity | Catfish and The Bottlemen | Culoe de Song | Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moon | The Districts | Django Django | Fickle Friends | Formation | Gengahr | Gorgon City (DJ-Set) | Hercules & Love Affair | Hudson Mohawke (live) | Jamie T | Jamie xx | Job Jobse | Joy Wellboy | Kaytranada | Kink (live) | Lawrence | Malky | Max Graef (live) | Mogwai | Die Nerven | Odesza | Pollyester | Ride | Romano | Soul Clap | Tiefschwarz (live) | Toro Y Moi | Trevor Horn Band | Wanda | Years & Years | Young Fathers | Zenker Brothers
All previously confirmed acts
Alt-J | Alan Fitzpatrick | Autechre | Bonobo (DJ-Set) | The Bug | Cakes da Killa | Cashmere Cat | Chris Liebing | Claptone (live) | Clark | Dark Sky | David August (live) | Dorian Concept | Element of Crime | Ellen Allien | Erlend Øye & The Rainbows | Evian Christ (live) | Flume | Giorgio Moroder | Howling | Jon Hopkins | Kwabs | Kylie Minogue | La Roux | London Grammar | Marek Hemmann | Markus Kavka | Mathias Kaden (live) | Modeselektor pres. Melt!Selektor | Nils Frahm | Nina Kraviz | Nozinja | Rødhåd | Roni Size Reprazent (live) | Seinabo Sey | Shura | SiriusModeselektor | Sophie | Sven Väth | Tocotronic | TÜSN | Von Spar | XXXY