Once again, Movement Detroit is expected to draw thousands of electronic music fans to Detroit’s Hart Plaza this Memorial Day weekend. This year marks the 10th year Movement has been hosted by Paxahau. Be part of Paxahau’s 10-year anniversary of hosting the world-renowned Movement festival and celebrate the birthplace of techno music in downtown Detroit!

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Heading downtown this weekend? Detroit Proud has a handy guide to all this weekend’s action!

What: Movement 2016! Detroit is the birthplace of techno music. Six stages will host some of the world’s best DJs, producers, and entertainers – electronic music fans from all over the globe travel to Detroit to catch sets from their favorite Techno artists!

Where: Hart Plaza, located at 1 Hart Plaza Detroit, MI 48226

When: Movement kicks off at noon every day and dances until midnight each night, Saturday, May 28th – Monday, May 30th.

How to attend: Need tickets? Click HERE! Daily and weekend passes are available for advance purchase at Movement’s website. You will also be able to purchase tickets at the main entrance. Three-day general admission passes are $175. Daily passes are $85. A three-day VIP package is available for $300 and grants fans access to a private check-in, plus viewing platforms from multiple stages, discounted drinks at VIP bars and much more!

Tickets allow you access to all six stages…get ready to experience one of the best Electronic Dance Music festivals in the world – right in our backyard!


Pullen, Craig, Saunderson

Detroiters Pullen, Craig, and Saunderson (left to right) perform live at Movement this weekend! (photo: movement.us)

THUMP is sponsoring the Made in Detroit stage at Movement, featuring a Detroit Love showcase headlined by local legends. Here’s few Detroit Proud suggested artists to see that are scheduled on the Made in Detroit stage:

Stacey Pullen: Considered to be an innovator from the second wave of Detroit techno, Stacey grew up learning from Detroit electronic music greats: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Stacey will perform an electric two-hour set before his hometown crowd on the Made in Detroit stage, Saturday from  7pm-9pm.

Carl Craig: Having helped launch the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (now Movement) in 2000, Carl Craig is considered to be a pillar of Detroit Techno and an ambassador of Movement. Craig says about Detroit, “My commitment to the city is like a commitment to your family. I’ve been here all my life and I’ve seen great things happen elsewhere, why not be involved in making my home great?”. Don’t miss electronic music icon and native Detroiter, Carl Craig, perform on the Made in Detroit stage, Saturday night from 9pm-11pm.

Kevin Saunderson:  An originator of techno, Saunderson closes out Movement on the Made in Detroit stage, Monday night from 10:30pm-12am.  Hailing from Belleville High School, Saunderson is set to perform in front of his hometown fans. Don’t miss out on one of the longest-tenured Detroiters performing at Movement!


Rap music at a Movement? YES! In honoring a long tradition of remixing genres and booking crossover acts, this year at Movement is no different! Here are a couple of rappers Detroit Proud suggests you don’t miss:

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RZA: RZA – the chief producer of one of the worlds most famous and influential rap groups, The Wu-Tang Clan – performs live on the Red Bull stage, Sunday at 11pm. Put RZA on your list of must-see’s at Movement!

ZelooperZ: Having performed at Movement for the first time last year with fellow Detroiter, Danny Brown, ZelooperZ takes to the Red Bull stage on Monday (on his own!) to rock the Detroit Movement crowd. CBS 62 caught up with ZeelooperZ this week and he told Movement fans to “Be ready to get turnt! But not too turnt, it’s going to be hot – drink lots of water”.

ZelooperZ is pumped to perform in his hometown once again. This will be his first performance since the release party of his album, Bothic. The eccentric rapper also told CBS 62 he feels “blessed to perform at Movement” and “fans can expect to hear new material” on Monday.  (Click HERE to listen to Detroit’s ZelooperZ)


(credit: Jake Bayer) Don’t miss ZeelooperZ performing LIVE at Movement, Monday at 6:30pm!


Even for diehard EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fans, it’s almost impossible to catch all the great acts performing at Movement.

  • Check out the Movement Lineup HERE and plot your course to see your favorite artists. Can’t catch them all? No worries! Attending Movement is a perfect opportunity to bump into a set from an artist that quickly becomes one of your new favorites.
  • Stay late! Some of the best and most entertaining acts close the stages each night. Electronic music, positive vibes, and laser lights are always enjoyed greater at night, right?
  • Easy parking can be found at the GM Ren Cen, but be prepared to pay to park. You can find maps that will help you navigate and lineup schedules once you’re in! Maps have FAQ’s that will help you make the most of your Movement experience.
  • It’s going to be a hot weekend – on stage and in this weekend’s weather forecast! Stay hydrated music lovers, it’s easy to burnout too quickly when your having fun in the sun. Water is available inside Movement, but save some cash! Empty CamelBak-type hydration backs and water bottles, and plastic or aluminum water bottles are allowed at the festival. (Click here for more allowed & prohibited items allowed at Movement)

(photo: @movementdetroit)

(photo: @movementdetroit)


Here are a few more artists we recommend you check out:

Boys Noise: Alex Ridha – better known as Boys Noise – has been taking the DJ world by storm. In 2012, Rolling Stone voted Boys Noise amongst the Top 10 ‘DJs Who Ruled the Earth’. See Boys Noise from 8:30pm-10pm at the Underground stage.

Dubfire: Closing out Sunday night’s Main Stage is electronic music sensation Dubfire. No stranger to the world’s most influential clubs and festivals, Dubfire’s performance at Movement should be nothing short of sensational!

Marc HouleWindsor, Ontario and Movement veteran, Marc Houle, returns to Hart Plaza on Monday night at 8:30pm. Don’t miss Marc on the Beatport stage, it’s a truly live experience! Houle’s live performance bucks the EDM trend of pre-recorded “press play” DJ sets – Marc is stationed behind his giant controller and you’re watching him produce techno magic in real time!

Visit the Movement website for all the festival information you need to enjoy your weekend in Detroit! You can find ticket info, line-up, artist profiles, afterparties and much more!


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Enjoy Movement, Detroit Proud fans!