Melt!, Germany’s premier festival taking place in the City of Iron, Ferropolis, announces the line up for its Sleepless Floor. For the first time in the festival’s history, the famous Sleepless Floor will run for 90 continuous hours over the duration festival and will welcome artists including Ellen Allien, Fatima Yamaha (live), Leon Vynehall, Josh Wink, George Fitzgerald, Joey Anderson and more.
Breaking away from tradition – which has previously seen the open-air stage open on Saturday morning – the Sleepless Floor will open on Thursday evening this year, continuing all the way through to Monday morning.
Extended hours have by no means resulted in compromised line-up quality, with a huge selection of artists featuring on the back-to-back billing. Opening the first ever Sleepless Floor pre-party on Thursday at 6pm will be Oliver Koletzki and his Stil vor Talent label mates Niko Schwind, Illesnoise and Several Definitions.
Joining the already-announced Honey Dijon, Tijana T and Ed Davenport on Friday night will be Canadian DJ Heidi and Israel’s Avihay Partok. George Fitzgerald and Josh Wink will make a welcome return to the stage, followed by a 12-hour dance adventure with the Dekmantel crew: Tom Trago, Fatima Yahama (live), Joey Anderson, Juju & Jordash (live) and Makam, plus the label bosses under the Dekmantel Soundsystem moniker.
Also announced are Matthias Meyer, La Fleur and Marco Resmann, bringing the sound of Berlin’s Watergate Club into the mix. Berlin’s next generation of DJs will grace the decks: Dr. Rubinstein, Blind Observatory, Peggy Gou, Ed Davenport, Freddy K and Ostgut alum Kobosil.
Fabric resident Cormac, Leon Vynehall and Ø [Phase] as well as the Bavarian Bob Beaman resident Muallem are also on the billing. Finally, ringing in the final hours of the Sleepless Floor on Monday morning is Melt! favourite and undisputed queen of electro, Ellen Allien.
Melt! festival returns 15 – 17th July 2016 to host its annual non-stop party for a 20,000-strong crowd in the former open-air mining site Ferropolis, two hours South of Berlin. Dubbed the City of Iron thanks to the huge ensemble of behemoth mining cranes and excavators which sit dormant on it, jutting out onto a picturesque lake which festival-goers swim in by day to cool down in the 30 degree heat. By night the majestic mining machines come to life as they are lit up in an array of colours and lasers, providing a truly unique backdrop to the festival.
If a 90-hour party isn’t enough, festival-goers can also hop onto the MiXery Melt! Train, a train which transports revellers to and from the festival, with DJs and a fully loaded bar in the carriages. Departing from Amsterdam for the first time this year, the train goes via Cologne, Hannover, Magdeburg and other cities, taking you straight to the heart of the festival site.
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FULL 2016 LINE UP SO FAR
andhim / Andy C / Andy Stott (live) / Avihay Partok / Ben Klock / Black Coffee / Blind Observatory / Bob Moses / Boys Noize (live) / Chvrches / Circa Waves / Cormac / Deichkind / Dekmantel Soundsystem / Digitalism / Disclosure / DJ Koze / DJ Phono / Dr. Rubinstein / Drangsal / Ed Davenport / Ellen Allien / Fatima Yamaha (live) / Floating Points (live) / Freddy K / George Fitzgerald / Graham Candy / Gunjah / Heidi / Helena Hauff / Ho99o9 / Honey Dijon / Horse Meat Disco / Illes Noise / Isolation Berlin / Jamie Woon / Jamie xx / Jean-Michel Jarre / Joey Anderson / Josh Wink / Juju & Jordash (live) / Kim Ann Foxman / Kobosil / Kollektiv Turmstrasse (live) / Kytes / La Fleur / Lea Porcelain / Leon Vynehall / M83 / Maceo Plex / Makam / Mano Le Tough / Marco Resmann / Matthias Meyer / Maya Jane Coles / Mind Against / Modeselektor (DJ set) / Motor City Drum Ensemble / Muallem / Mura Masa / Niko Schwind / Ø [phase] / Oddisee & Good Company / Oliver Koletzki / Pan-Pot / Peggy Gou / Say Yes Dog / Several Definitions / Skepta / Sleaford Mods / Solomun / Stephan Bodzin (live) / Stimming (live) / Tame Impala / The Black Madonna / Tiga (live) / Tijana T / Tom Trago / Two Door Cinema Club / Vril (live) / Woman