Techno legends announced for Melt

Germany’s Melt festival – always a must-visit for lovers of music with an electronic tinge – has announced the first names to play at the 2010 event.

Carl Craig (pictured), Ricardo Villalobos, Massive Attack, Booka Shade and Modeselektor have all been cofirmed, with Craig set to team up with Underground Resistance man Mike Banks in a show that will have old school techno heads foaming at the mouth.

Ostgut Ton – the label behind Berlin’s infamous Berghain and Panoramabar club – is bringing the sound of the power station-turned-temple of techno, with resident DJs Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Norman Nodge, Tama Sumo, DJ Pete, ND Baumecker, Boris, Nick Höppner, Prosumer, Steffi, Marcel Fengler and Shed (live) all appearing at the festival.

Industrial techno aside, UK indie fans are also catered for, with the xx, Folas, Wombats and Two Door Cinema Club all announced.

All confirmed acts so far
A-Trak | Matias Aguayo & Band | Ellen Allien | An Horse | Ata | Black Rose (Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose live)  | Blood Red Shoes | Booka Shade | Boris | Bratze | Chromeo | Carl Craig feat. Mike Banks | Chris Cunningham | Clues | Crookers | Marcel Dettmann | dOP | Egotronic | Fake Blood | Fred Falke live | Marcel Fengler | Roman Flügel | Foals | Four Tet | Frittenbude | Sascha Funke | Get Well Soon | Hemmann & Kaden live | Nick Höppner | Ja, Panik | Jackmaster | Jamie XX | Jamaica | Markus Kavka | Ben Klock | Oliver Koletzki | Monika Kruse | Lindstrøm & Christabelle | Mala | Massive Attack | Modeselektor feat. Bonaparte live | ND Baumecker | Norman Nodge | Pantha Du Prince | DJ Pete | Popof live | Post War Years | Prosumer | Riton | Saalschutz | Schlachthofbronx | DJ Shadow | Shed live | Sinden | Steffi | Die Sterne | Tama Sumo | Matthias Tanzmann | Tobias Thomas | Tocotronic | Two Door Cinema Club | The Very Best | Ricardo Villalobos | Joris Voorn live | Wareika | WhoMadeWho | The Wombats | The XX

Tickets for the event, which takes place in Ferroplois from July 16-18, are on sale now. More info below.

Tickets:

3-day ticket valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
EUR 94. plus pre-sale fee and EUR 5 garbage deposit

2-day ticket valid for Friday and Saturday:
EUR 74. plus pre-sale fee and EUR 5 garbage deposit

More ticket info here.