Movement, Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival Announces 2015 Phase 1 Lineup

February 2nd, 2015


This Memorial Day weekend (May 23rd to 25th), thousands of electronic music fans will flock to Detroit for Movement, Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival. Originally dubbed the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2000, Movement has been running under its current name since 2006; last year alone, the festival attracted over 100,000 attendees. Traditionally a house and techno festival celebrating Detroit’s contributions to dance music, Movement honors local artists like Carl Craig, Stacey Pullen, Kevin Saunderson, Matthew Dear, GRiZ, and rapper Danny Brown, while still featuring other favorite acts from across the US and beyond. This year’s lineup also reflects some of the best names in a variety of styles, including emerging artists as well as long-standing strongholds.


Movement is held in Hart Plaza, a downtown port along the Detroit River that includes historical monuments, an open amphitheater, and an overall city park feel. Festival-goers get to party outside while they take in the sights of Motor City around them, including the Detroit skyline, the Detroit River itself, and the Windsor, Ontario waterfront across the way. With six stages spread across the plaza alongside art displays and an interactive technology center, Movement offers an integrated experience no matter where you turn. Every night promises more post-festival, as dozens of official (and unofficial) afterparties span across the city, giving partygoers a reason to keep dancing through night.
Movement’s phase 1 lineup features a wide range of talent. Those seeking a true techno experience will have numerous options to choose from (after all, this is THE techno festival) – sets by Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Steffi, Nina Kraviz, and KiNK will be worth catching, as will a special performance by Tuskegee (aka Seth Troxler B2B The Martinez Brothers). The lineup isn’t entirely techno however – sets by DJ Snoopadelic (aka Snoop Dogg), Dog Blood (aka Skrillex and Boys Noize), GRiZ will provide attendees with a little tempo variety throughout the weekend.
This year, Movement is offering GA and VIP ticket packages in both weekend and single-day format. VIP tickets include a private check-in area and entrance, a VIP viewing area above and behind the main stage as well as platforms at other stages, a variety of deluxe VIP lounges, VIP bars with exclusive premium drink choices as well as discounted drink options, deluxe private executive bathroom trailers, complimentary chair massages in the main VIP area, and official Movement 2015 “swag.” Weekend passes for GA tickets are currently available for $130, while VIP is running at $260. Single-day passes will be on sale soon.
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Annie Hall
Anthony Parasole
Art Department
Atom™ & Tobias
Ben Klock
Ben Sims
Bob Moses
Carl Craig
Catz ‘n Dogz
Cell Injection (Drumcell + Audio Injection)
Corbin Davis
Danny Brown
Derek Plaslaiko
DJ Snoopadelic
Dog Blood
Hot Since 82
Eats Everything
Fort Romeau
Henrik Scwarz
Jeff Derringer
Joel Morgan
Joris Voorn
Joseph Capriati
Kangding Ray
Kevin Saunderson

Loco Dice
Luke Hess
Mano Le Tough
Marcel Dettmann
Matthew Dear
Maya Jane Coles
Miguel Senquiz
Mike Servito
MK (Marc Kinchen)
Nicole Moudaber
Nina Kraviz
Paco Osuna
Patrick Topping
Paula Temple
People Under The Stairs
Richie Hawtin
Robert Dietz
Route 94
Ryan Elliott
Shigeto (Live)
Soul Clap
Stacey Pullen
Sterac AKA Steve Rachmad
Ten Wals
Tuskegee (Seth Troxler B2B The Martinez Brothers)


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  Written by contributor Sarah Ribeiro. Find her on Twitter here.

With a love of dance music stemming from countless years of dance lessons and bass-thumping car rides with her music-obsessed father, Sarah Ribeiro is a Hartford-raised music addict who moved to Boston in the pursuit of a supportive and open nightlife scene. A passion for learning and a willingness to grow has pulled her out of her trancehead sphere and exposed her to a crazy variety of music and introduced her to some of the most amazing people (and events) Boston has to offer. A writer and social mediac, her main interests are music, literature, technology, art, and her first love: the city of Boston.