In collaboration with

  • Words
  • Photography Nicola Rehbein
  • Photography Jen Krause
  • Photography Christian Hedel

Berlin's Melt Festival returns to the 'City of Iron' from 4-6 June 2021 with another incredible lineup that you won't want to miss.

Joining Jamie xx, FKA twigs and Little Simz at Melt Festival 2021 will be Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt, as well as 070 Shake, Koffee, Sampa The Great, Ellen Allien, Fatima Yamaha, Honey Dijon and Jayda G.


Melt has also confirmed the Berghain heavyweight Marcel Dettmann and Detroit legend DJ Stingray, 100 Gecs, Grimes collaborator Ashnikko, Boy Harsher, London musician Arlo Parks, and Notion’s Pride cover star Pabllo Vittar.

Based in Ferropolis, an hour south of Berlin, Melt Festival is referred to as ‘The City of Iron’. Taking place in a former coal mine, the location features enormous cranes and towering diggers, thus creating a spectacular backdrop for post-industrial raving – a German speciality. The mind-blowing scenery often ranks Melt highly on lists of the world’s most unusual and striking festival sites.


Originating from rave culture roots in a traditionally right-wing area of Germany, Melt has retained its values around inclusivity and diversity in the years since it was founded.


Tickets are on sale now via the official website All tickets originally purchased for Melt Festival 2020 can also be carried over to the coming year.

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