Melt! Festival 2011 announces new acts

Melt! enthusiasts already know: unknown artists are as dear to us as established icons and new hype bands. We are, therefore, very much looking forward to today's new confirmations.

Melt! Festival 2011 announces new acts Photo by Melt! Festival

Melt! enthusiasts already know: unknown artists are as dear to us as established icons and new hype bands. We are, therefore, very much looking forward to today's new confirmations.

Our line-up is joined by the British White Lies. Post-punk meets dark wave with legitimate ambitions for stadium rock. With their latest single “Bigger Than Us”, the London-based White Lies presented us with a smashing anthem at the beginning of 2011 already. The band made quite an effort to up the ante production-wise in order to set the tone for the enthusiastic to melancholic lyrics.

Our old Melt! mates from Digitalism (live) join us as well. Even before the actual festival the Hamburg duo Jens “Jence” Moelle and Ismail “Isi” Tüfekci join the Berlin-based Melt! Klub Weekender with squealing synth sounds, brute breaks, and belling bass lines. In Ferropolis, Digitalism has been part of Melt! Festival's line-up three time. Thanks to brand-new material, the 2010 single “Blitz” as well as the uberhit “Zdarlight”, Digitalism will certainly fuel Melt! madness for the fourth time. It's going to be there one and only festival appearance in East Germany!

With The Naked And Famous, we may have hit the spot. It doesn't happen too often that a band is highly praised even before it releases its debut. We are very much excited about the New Zealanders' live performance on their stopover in Saxony-Anhalt.

Not least since their celebrated Melt! premiere, the follow-up shows – supporting Broken Bells and Kele for instance – and their appearance at Dockville, Sizarr are officially Melt! Festival's new favourite. Therefore, we're about to present all the factes of the band, namely playing live on Gemini Stage and DJing on Melt! Selektor Stage as Sizarr Soundsystem. We see acts like Katy B, Crystal Fighters, Clock Opera, Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs and SBTRKT progressing on an international level, which is why we want to prominently present them at Melt! 2011. More promising newcomers will join them soon.

Of course, Melt! 2011 would only be half as good without the lovely indie boys and girls. After all these years, the indie legends of Les Savy Fav are finally joining our line-up. Also adding to our bill: Junip, Bodi Bill, Console, Metronomy, Calvin Harris, Everything Everything, Little Dragon. This just in: with our second announcement, we only made it half-way through our programme. By the time, we're done with announcing acts, Melt! will have six stages with over 120 artists performing in July.

Melt! Festival's also known for its many co-operations with other artists. We're not only looking forward to Modeselektor curating Melt! Selektor Stage for two days in a row and the labels Live At Robert Johnson as well as Bpitch Control taking over Sleepless Floor. We also have the Total Confusion party at Big Wheel up our sleeves and an additional special celebrating the legendary Detroit techno label Planet E with label boss Carl Craig DJing back to back with Radio Slave - joined by label mate Loco Dice who we announced last time.

Many festivalgoers will be pleased to hear about our continuing co-operation with Ostgut Ton, the label which is connected to Berlin's Berghain like no other. The label's about to take over Big Wheel Stage for four hours on Sunday – yes, there's a Sunday at Big Wheel, folks. We will soon announce the Ostgut line-up, no worries. Big Wheel Sunday will also see Guy Gerber, who decided to work with P.Diddy on his new album, conquering the stage.

Last but not least, we planned a small but nice Dial Records homage at Big Wheel on Saturday. The full line-up reads as follows: Lawrence, John Roberts, Pawel & RNDM and Redshape presents Palisade (live).

All confirmed acts so far
Âme (live) | Atari Teenage Riot | Bodi Bill | Gui Boratto | Boys Noize | Bpitch @ Sleepless Floor: Ellen Allien, Kiki, Chaim, Skinnerbox | Brandt Brauer Frick | Busy P | Carte Blanche | Clock Opera | Console | Carl Craig & Radio Slave B2B | Crystal Fighters | Cut Copy | DAF | Dial Records pres. Lawrence, John Roberts u. a. | Digitalism (live) | DJ T. | Errors | Everything Everything | Gold Panda | Guy Gerber | Calvin Harris | Housemeister | Isolée | Junior Boys (live) | Junip | Fritz Kalkbrenner | Paul Kalkbrenner | Katy B | Markus Kavka | The Koletzkis | Les Savy Fav | Little Dragon | Live At Robert Johnson @ Sleepless Floor: Roman Flügel, Arto Mwambe, Oliver Hafenbauer, Gerd Janson, Manuel Raven | Loco Dice | M.A.N.D.Y. | Metronomy| Miss Kittin | Modeselektor present Melt! Selektor | Monarchy | The Naked And Famous | Proxy | Pulp | Robyn | SBTRKT (live) | Sizarr (live) | Sizarr Soundsystem | The Streets | Tensnake | Total Confusion B2B2B - Tobias Thomas, Michael Mayer & Superpitcher | Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs | White Lies

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