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August 5-8, 2021 Darrington Music Park Darrington, WA
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Countdown to Summer Meltdown

See you in 2021!

Hey Melters – first off, we love you. Like, LOVE you, and we want you to stay safe and healthy, both mentally and physically, because the good times will roll again. 

That said, the good times gotta roll differently this summer. In our 20 year history, and in our lifetimes, we couldn’t have imagined something like this pandemic. But, it’s here. In consultation with all our wonderful collaborators, it became clear that having a big get-together this summer isn’t going to be a safe thing to do.

So, set your countdowns for August 5-8, 2021, when we will all melt together again, for our delayed 20th anniversary. Most of our lineup has been awesome enough to stick with us through all this madness, and those you don’t see haven’t said no, they’re just working some stuff out on their side. Here’s who we’ve got confirmed for our initial 2021 lineup!

GRiZ • Greensky Bluegrass • Big Wild • Jai Wolf • The Disco Biscuits • Galactic feat. Anjelika Jelly Joseph • Opiuo • Akylla • Balkan Bump • Brass Against • Brograss • Cedar Teeth • Chong the Nomad • Cory Wong (of Vulfpeck) • Cosmic Serenity • Crooked Colours • Cycles • Cytrus • Della Mae • döp • Dr. Fresch • Five Letter Word • Flowmotion • High Pulp • Karl Blau • Lotus Drops • Manatee Commune • Sol • Swatkins & The Positive Agenda • The Funk Hunters • The Ries Brothers • True Loves • TRUTH • Wolfchild • Yak Attack • Zach Deputy • Field Trip • Milk + Honey • Sub 49 • The Inturnship

And now, we’re going to ask you to do what all these amazing artists have done, and carry your tickets to the other side. We are an independently produced and managed event, organized by husband and wife team Josh Clauson and Genevieve Hayton who live on Genevieve’s family farm out near Mt. Vernon. We’re going to be honest that this is a nightmare scenario for an event of our size, and that it will make a huge difference if most of our ticketbuyers can hold on to their tickets. We aren’t getting a big insurance payout, and there’s no music conglomerate swooping in to save us, so we’ve made a plan to make it work. It’s going to be hard, but we can do it. It will be so much less hard if Melters can help by investing in a Melty future. 

But, we’re family. If you’re struggling, we understand. So, if you need a refund, you can get it by requesting it now thru MAY 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT– please see details here: https://forms.gle/pc1yzaeJBxHGTbob8

We’re hoping so much for everyone in Darrington, Arlington, and all the small towns that welcome us to stay healthy and weather the storm. It’s going to be sad not to come together with our magical staff, vendors, artists, and, very much, all of you. This will be a quiet year of healing, gardening, and envisioning a better future that includes making 2021 the best year EVER at Meltdown!

We will get through this. Please take care of yourselves, check in with each other, and definitely come up with ways to Melt responsibly all year long.