Motown may call the Motor City home, but techno was also birthed in Detroit and is still celebrated the world over with an international following. Each Memorial holiday weekend, fans of this musical art form flock from across the globe for three days of dancing under the sun (and dancing later in clubs – both legal and illegal – all night long). This year, more than 130 acts will be spread over six stages celebrating the growing genre of electronic dance music (or EDM) that is popular the world over.
This year marks my tenth visit and I could not be happier about the way this event has evolved to include some of the biggest names in the industry while still remaining close to its roots, showcasing the rich cultural heritage names like (current and former) Detroiters Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May bring to the event. With this being its 15th
year (10 as Movement after the organizers had to change the name from the Detroit Electronic Music Festival or DEMF), this event still never forgets its humble roots, continuing to offer many folks a chance to debut.
Movement is also a chance to see rising acts of music on the Red Bull Music Academy stage, where more than one named artist has gone on to great heights in the EDM field. And there are even surprises to the ticket, like this year's biggest double-take as DJ Snoopadelic (or, as many know him, Snoop Dog) will be spinning the crowd into a purple haze of dance floor that is uniquely his own.
If you need more proof of the energy and fun you can expect, just visit the newly revamped and amped up website: http://movement.us/
Admission: Day, weekend, and VIP tickets available on Paxahau's event website