Memorial Day weekend is always a special time for all the inhabitants of Detroit and its Metro Area, as they host their annual Movement Festival.
Not only is it a celebration of music, but also a celebration of passion, community and togetherness.
People come from far and wide to attend Movement Festival (formerly known as Detroit Electronic Music Festival), but the thing that makes this particular festival so special is the overall involvement and excitement from the Detroit Community.
This year continues to build on the strong tradition and Detroit’s rich musical history. Movement is a symbol of how the passionate can rebuild through music, creativity and positivity. It seems that each year Movement Music Festival returns bigger and better than ever, and this year’s lineup is a testament to that.
The first phase lineup is an extremely diverse compilation of hometown heroes and international names priding the latest as well as timeless pioneers of techno, house, hip-hop and beyond. Paxahau continues to host high caliber acts such as Carl Craig, Eats Everything, Disclosure, Maya Jane Coles, Dog Blood (Boys Noize and Skrillex), Richie Hawtin, Shigeto, Danny Brown, Soul Clap, Snoop Dogg (DJ Snoopzilla), and many more.
After the massive phase one lineup announcement, the second and final phase adds 67 more artists to its wide spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, pioneers and trailblazers, featuring a live performance by the incomparable Squarepusher, Lee Foss, Maceo Plex, Keri Chandler, Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, Bromance Records label boss Brodinski, and JETS (Jimmy Edgar + Machinedrum).
In addition to the craze that this years lineup brings, Paxahau has announced some of the Official Movement After parties. The annual Dirtybird After Party, is not one to miss and will ALWAYS sell out. Michigan native Claude Vonstroke brings his diverse roster of techno and house including Justin Martin, J. Phlip, Shiba San and Christian Martin. Year after year this label brings the heat for an unforgettable show that may just continue until the morning light! In addition to the back-to-back performances of our underground stars, Movement never fails to serve the likes of all music tastes.
Although the festival is still weeks away, Pre-Movement parties are taking over all of the Metro Area, filling each week with stacked events from some of our lineup favorites; such as Carl Craig, Loco Dice, and J. Phlip. The excitement around this festival does not stop at the edge of the mitten. Pre-Movement Parties are sweeping nation wide, hosting our favorite acts from coast to coast. If you have yet to clear your calendar yet, do so soon. Tickets are expected to sell out earlier than ever this year.