Three Days In The Melting Pot

Having stepped up Melt Festival from a two- to a three-dayer, Stefan Lehmkuhl is still looking for a headline act to fill the Germany festival’s third day.

"Because we are on the same weekend as Spain’s Summercase weekend, which has twinned festivals in Madrid and Barcelona, Belgium’s Dour Festival, the U.K.’s Latitude and Serbia’s Exit Festival, we’re always having to work hard for headliners," he explained.

"We added the third day on the Sunday because most of the competition stops on the Saturday and we felt we could offer an extra show for acts which headlined one of those events on the Saturday," he added.

Apart from the Sunday-night headliner, Lehmkuhl’s almost finished the bill for the 15,000-capacity event (July 13-15) on the 2006 LEA-winning site on an island on Gremminger Lake, which was once an open coal mining site.

It’s in eastern Germany, roughly in the centre of a triangle made up of Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig.

Among the acts on last year’s bill were Pet Shop Boys, The Streets, Aphex Twin, The Kooks, Editors, and We Are Scientists.