The summer music festival season is nearly upon us, and everyday we are receiving information from the biggest music festivals right across Europe, with some amazing line-ups!
Melt! Music Festival 2010 will be held on 16th – 18th July in Ferropolis, Germany. The anticipation for the 13th Edition of Melt! grows – just like its line up, now bolstered by the news that Jónsi (singer and guitarist of Sigur Rós), Broken Bells and Groove Armada will all perform at the festival with more names still to be announced.
Sigur Rós singer and guitarist Jónsi will bring his bombastic show to the crowds at Melt! for his only music festival gig in Germany.
Other highlights include Danger Mouse producer Brian Burton and The Shins frontman James Mercer will play their first ever German show as Broken Bells. Groove Armada will also be presenting their new live show exclusively at this years’ Melt music festival.
After selling out in record time last year, Melt!was also awarded with a LEA (Live Entertainment Award) for “Best Festival”. Once again, tickets are selling out fast for this years event so we advise buying tickets for Melt’s wonderland Ferropolis very soon to avoid disappointment.
Iceland’s forces of nature are unpredictable apparently, as is the music that originates on the rough rock formation. Who would have though that Jon “Jónsi” Birgisson, singer and guitarist of Sigur Rós, was gifted with a true pop attitude? Yet Jónsi announces his debut “Go” with full force. All melancholic sound walls were put aside and the shy frontman Jónsi reached for a little more cheerful instrumentation. Now the album is full of whistles, chirps, hammering and tunes that will make your day. Simply wonderful.
At first glance, producer and DJ Brian Burton a.k.a. Danger Mouse and Shins singer and guitarist James Mercer might not seem like a perfect couple of mates. However, when they first met somewhere in Denmark, they musically bonded in an instant. A music session was arranged. Its result, a self-titled debut, is available in record stores since March 2010. The album is a mix of relaxed pop music with soul influences, playful organ sounds and a strong leaning towards experimentation. What else do you need on a sunny Melt! day.
British Groove Armada are back with their new release “Black Lights”. Strangely enough, the album doesn’t have anything to do with black lights at all. Rather it’s a colourful kaleidoscope of pop: romantic messages are loudly chanted (“Paper Romance“), 1980’s dark wave features mix with true disco tunes (“History”), and rock songs (“Look Me In the Eye Sister“) meet soft synth waves.
All confirmed acts so far
Archie Bronson Outfit | Autokratz | Beta | Black Mountain | Broken Bells | Dirty Disco Youth | Empro | Fucked Up | The Futureheads | Groove Armada | Jónsi | Kissy Sell Out | Philipp Poisel | Slagmalsklubben | Sweat X | Trip Fontaine | Turbostaat | 1000 Robota | A-Trak | Matias Aguayo & Band | Ellen Allien | An Horse | Archie Bronson Outfit | Ata | Autokratz | Beta | The Big Pink | Black Mountain | Black Rose (Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose live) | Blood Red Shoes | Booka Shade | Bonaparte | Boris | Bratze | Broken Bells | Chromeo | Carl Craig feat. Mike Banks | Chris Cunningham | Clues | Crookers | Danger | Darwin Deez | Delphic | Marcel Dettmann | Dirty Disco Youth | Dirty Projectors | dOP | Douster | Edu K | Egotronic | Empro | Fake Blood | Fred Falke live | Marcel Fengler | Fieber-Tanzparty | Roman Flügel | Foals | Four Tet | Frittenbude | Friendly Fires | Fucked Up | Marius Funk | Sascha Funke | The Futureheads | Get Well Soon | Goldfrapp | Groove Armada | Daniel Haaksman | Health | Hemmann & Kaden live | Hercules And Love Affair | Holy Ghost | Nick Höppner | Hurts | Ja, Panik | Jackmaster | Jamie T | Jamie XX | Jamaica | Johnossi | Jónsi | Karrera Klub | Markus Kavka | Kele | King Kong Kicks | Kings Of Convenience | Kissy Sell Out | Ben Klock | Oliver Koletzki | Kode 9 vs. Martyn | Monika Kruse | Jamie Lidell | Les Yper Sound | Lindstrøm & Christabelle | Mala | Massive Attack | Midlake | Miike Snow | Modeselektor feat. Bonaparte live | ND Baumecker | Norman Nodge | Pantha Du Prince | Ewan Pearson | DJ Pete | Philipp Poisel | Popof live | Post War Years | Prosumer | Radio & Fernseh | Revolver Club | Riton | Saalschutz | Schlachthofbronx | DJ Shadow | Shed live | Shout Out Louds | Sinden | Skate | Slagmalsklubben | Steffi | Die Sterne | Tama Sumo | Sweat X | Team Recorder | Tiefschwarz | Tommie Sunshine | Matthias Tanzmann | Tobias Thomas | Tiga | Tocotronic | Martina Topley Bird | Trashpop | Trip Fontaine | Turbostaat | Two Door Cinema Club | The Very Best | Ricardo Villalobos | Joris Voorn live | Wareika | WhoMadeWho | Yeasayer | The XX
More to come…
For more information visit www.meltfestival.de
Melt Music Festival Tickets
3-day ticket valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
EUR 94 zzgl. plus pre-sale fee and EUR 5 garbage deposit
2-day ticket valid for Friday and Saturday:
EUR 74 zzgl. plus pre-sale fee and EUR 5 garbage deposit
The ticket price includes camping and parking (from Thursday 15.07. 01:00pm until Monday, 19.07. 03:00pm).
See more ticket information at www.meltfestival.de/en/tickets