Events & Culture
Events & Culture
Each year during the Memorial Day weekend in downtown Detroit, thousands of passionate music romantics gather at the Hart Plaza for the Movement Electronic Music Festival. While limitless and incomparable musical festivals take place around the world now days, Movement is said to be set in the birthplace of techno music-and today it conducts a stellar lineup of globally famous DJs with an organic homegrown praise for the local artists of Detroit.
Some of the top notch DJs who have performed in the Movement Electronic Music Festival boasts of A-Trak, Adriatique, Carl Cox, Derrick May, Diplo, Fatboy Slim, Jacques Greene, Model 500, Richie Hawtin and Skrillex.
The festival also has received plenty of accomplishments consisting "Best Niche Festival" by Rolling Stone in 2011, #1 on the list of "10 Outstanding Music Fests" by the New York Post in 2010 and the "Best Annual Event" by the Real Detroit Weekly reader's survey from the year 2010 to 2013 inclusive.
With more than 100,000 people participating the 2015 festival, it is a dance and music extravaganza which features six technologically opulent stages, over 100 artists, free WiFi access, VIP access and numerous official after parties.
Organized by Paxahau, Movement is not just a place to party hard and listen great music, it's also a place of exploring and inspiration, incorporating an interactive technology center that features the hottest gadgets and local artworks.
Over the years, despite facing financial cutbacks and a depleted urban population in Detroit, Movement continues to epitomize the flavor and culture of techno music and has a solid commercial music base that should see it into the future.
Sweaty music lovers can look forward to more than thumping bass and beats at the Movement Electronic Music Festival. Over the last few years the three-day event has showcased a selection of wild art installations designed specifically for Movement, thanks to CAMP Detroit.