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MELT Festival announces that its 2024 edition will be its last

30 May 2024, 17:18 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

MELT Festival has announced that it will open its gates for the last time from 11-13 July, after almost three decades of running.

The organisers of the MELT Festival cite insurmountable changes in the festival landscape as the reason for ending this longstanding event, stating that these changes no longer align with the core values of the festival.

"Despite our commitment and efforts in recent years, we recognise that the original MELT is no longer current and cannot withstand the developments of recent years without radically altering the festival concept. It is a difficult decision, but we believe it is time to explore new paths and create space for fresh ideas," explains Florian Czok, Director of MELT Festival.

MELT Festival was first held in 1997 and found its home in Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, in 1999. Since then, the festival has been a staple of the German music scene, evolving into a cultural beacon known far beyond Germany’s borders, drawing an international audience annually. The festival has also won numerous international awards, including Best Festival, Artist’s Favourite European Festival, and Green ‘N’ Clean Festival Of The Year.

Several surprises are planned for the farewell of MELT Festival, designed to reflect on its history and captivate fans one last time. These will be announced in the coming days and weeks. The final edition of the festival will feature over 120 artists, including Sampha, James Blake, Sugababes, DJ Koze, Romy, Marlon Hoffstadt, Overmono, James Blake, Obongjayar, Romy, Skepta and more.

MELT Festival takes place 11-13 July in Germany. Tickets are available now via

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