DETROIT (WWJ) – One of the big events in Detroit this holiday weekend is the “Movement” electronic music festival on Hart Plaza.
Over 100,000 people are expected attend the music event.
Festival spokesman James Canning tells WWJ’s Beth Fisher that “Techno” started in Detroit.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity for our city to really show the world our music, but then our city as a whole,” said Canning. “We are encouraging people to really get out even beyond the plaza and experience Detroit.”
Ausowin King, originally from Scotland, came from Canada with his brother.
“I like all sorts of music, I listen to all sorts – I prefer genre music … I just like it … since I was a wee boy,” said King.
He said he was looking forward to seeing Public Enemy, Jeff Mills and Josh Wink.
Although rain may have kept some music fans away early; the five stages, including one underground soon became more lively.
There is a ‘Movement Technology’ center with all of the latest techno gadgets and that’s where WWJ found Augustus Williams of Detroit who is a DJ and producer.
“It’s music, it’s people, it’s toys, it’s just like I’m growing so it’s like I’m being a kid again,” said Williams.
Williams along with many others come every year from all over the world to the original Electronic Music Festival.
Some of the featured acts for the three-day festival include… Juan Atkins, Rick Wilhite and Public Enemy.