If you live for the 'thumpa thumpa' of techno and trance then you'll want to head out to Detroit this summer for Movement: Detroit's Electronic Music Festival.
Taking place in some form or another since 2000, this year's fest will take pace from May 27 to 29 in Detroit's Hart Plaza. Produced for the first year by Paxahu, a Detroit-based record label, the festival is set to include a 'who's who' of electronic musicians and DJs, a vast majority of whom are coming from Europe where the genre has a larger following.
According to a press release, acts this year include, "legendary ambient producers Orb, Detroit/Windsor/Berlin techno legend Richie Hawtin, Chicago House Music DJ and Producer Derrick Carter, and past festival directors Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig and Derrick May."
The full billing for this year's Movement Festival includes Photek, Pascal F.E.O.S., Derrick Carter, Rob Acid, Ark, Josh Wink, Orb, Greenskeeper, Tortured Soul, Alex Under, Mark Broom, Pantytec, Planet of the Drums, Krikor, Superpitcher, Richie Hawtin, Collabs: Speedy J/Chris Leibing, Dandy Jack, Doc Martin, Roy Davis Jr., Markus Guenter, Klimek, Jay Haze, Socks and Sandals, Adam Marshall, Daniel Bell, Jeremy Caufield, Donald Glaude, Function and Regis, and Neil Landstrumm.
Though ticket prices and availability have yet to be released, the festival typically hosts more than the 40,000 person capacity of Hart Plaza.
Writer: Michelle Garcia