MELT Festival announces massive first wave of artists for 2023

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Germany’s MELT Festival is returning in summer 2023, and has announced its first wave of acts set to play the hedonistic event, stretching from June 8 until June 11 in its Ferropolis City of Iron home.

This initial announcement includes a plethora of globally-recognised names: late night soundtracks are set to be provided by Nia Archives, Skin on Skin, TSHA and Bru-C.

Regular MELT attendees will be returning, too: Marcel Dettmann, Shanti Celeste and Joy Orbison will be playing DJ sets, plus offerings from Daphni and Sevdaliza.

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“With this first line-up announcement we would like to highlight the complete range and diversity of MELT,” explain the organisers, who’s website claims to ensure that that their line-up represents the “creativity and vibe” of its attendees, through offering a “varied, unique and multicultural” experience. Its line-up’s creation, it continues online, “focuses on a rounded experience of different sounds and musical cultures for fans worldwide to experience”.

“Whether it’s electronic live acts, German newcomers, techno and house legends, Gen Z icons or even international future greats: they all have their rightful place in the MELT cosmos,” the organisers continued in a press release. We are very pleased that we can already give a foretaste of the more than 150 acts of MELT 2023 today.”

Tickets for the festival are available now: there are a variety of options, with weekend tickets staring from €159.95. Find out more here.

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Full first wave line-up:


Boys Noize


Brutalismus 3000

Call Super


DJ Swagger

Edwin Rosen


Eliza Rose

Erika de Casier

Freddy K b2b Dr Rubinstein


Joy Orbison

Marcel Dettmann b2b CEM




Nia Archives

Pa Salieu

Phillip Jondo

piri & tommy



Shanti Celeste b2b Peach

Ski Aggu

Skin on Skin



The Blessed Madonna

TSHA (live)

viko63 & penglord

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Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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