MOVEMENT 2018 | ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE, STAGES and SHOWCASES
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 26 – 28
HART PLAZA, DETROIT
"… a festival unlike anything else, dedicated to the realest DJs, the best MCs, and the rough gem of a city that made all this music possible." Billboard Dance
“More than just a well-curated event, Movement is a celebration of techno and the city where it came from.” Resident Advisor
“I thought I was pretty music-savvy beforehand but, after attending Movement, I feel like I’ve been lied to my entire life.” Pineapple Guy
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DETROIT, April 19, 2018—Movement Electronic Music Festival is pleased to announce its 2018 stage lineups and programming, featuring over 85 performances inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. Single-day and Weekend Passes are available here:
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In keeping with the tradition of providing the best festival experience, this year’s event will include the festival’s original five stages and will feature new designs and elements for the Red Bull Music Stage, Stargate Stage and the Pyramid Stage. More information will be posted to the festival’s social media channels following the set times announcement.
This year’s stages are as follows: Movement Stage, Red Bull Music Stage, Stargate Stage, Pyramid Stage and Resident Advisor Underground Stage. Red Bull Radio will be livestreaming from the Red Bull Music Stage throughout the festival weekend on redbullradio.com.
Detroit Yoga Labs will once again host Movement Yoga on-site, taking place on Sunday (May 27) and Monday (May 28) at the Pyramid Stage.
Full schedule and set times can be found at
Day 1 (Saturday, May 26): Dirtybird label boss Claude VonStroke will close out the Movement Stage for the first time. The Movement Stage will also feature performances by Justin Martin, Solardo, and Dirtybird’s rising star Fisher. Meanwhile, Carl Craig and friends will take over the newly-designed Stargate Stage for another edition of Detroit Love; and the Resident Advisor Underground Stage will host one of Detroit’s most celebrated labels, Interdimensional Transmissions, for a day reminiscent of the group’s famous warehouse parties, featuring performances by Ectormorph - live, Marco Shuttle, Helena Hauff and many more; festival favorites Maceo Plex, Ida Engberg, Christian Smith and Lee Burridge will all take the helm performing on the newly-designed Pyramid Stage.
Day 1 (Saturday, May 26) lineup highlights:
Claude VonStroke, DJ Hype b2b Hazard, Carl Craig, Luciano, Ectomorph - live, Maceo Plex, Too $hort, Helena Hauff, Ida Engberg, Lee Burridge, Justin Martin, Stacey Pullen, Fisher, Bevlove, Solardo, Waajeed - live, Christian Smith
Day 2 (Sunday, May 27): the Movement Stage will feature a rare b2b closing set by Loco Dice and The Martinez Brothers.
Meanwhile, legendary French producer, DJ and radio host Laurent Garnier makes his long-awaited return to the festival for closing duties on the Red Bull Music Stage; featuring additional performances by Modeselektor
(DJ set), Shigeto - live, and Avalon Emerson just to name a few; Sunday’s Pyramid Stage is stacked with global talent from start to finish, featuring Nastia, Tiga, Marcel Dettmann and Nina Kraviz to close it out.
Day 2 (Sunday, May 27) lineup highlights:
Loco Dice b2b The Martinez Brothers, Laurent Garnier, John Digweed,
Kevin Saunderson, Ø [Phase], Nina Kraviz, Modeselektor (DJ set),
Eats Everything, KiNK - live, Marcel Dettmann, Shigeto - live, Anthony Parasole,
Tiga, Nastia, Avalon Emerson, Eddie Fowlkes
Day 3 (Monday, May 28): Movement 2018 closes out with a special performance by all nine members of the Wu-Tang Clan celebrating the legendary hip-hop group’s 25th anniversary and their classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers); Meanwhile, one of the most talked about Techno artists in 2017, Charlotte de Witte makes her Movement debut on the Resident Advisor Underground Stage; plus, Mad Decent label boss and producer Diplo returns to the festival for a closing set on the Red Bull Music Stage following acclaimed jazz and hip-hop quartet BADBADNOTGOOD; and, the Stargate Stage will host some of dance music’s brightest young talent out today, including REZZ, Mija, and J.Phlip.
Day 3 (Monday, May 28) lineup highlights:
Wu-Tang Clan 25th Anniversary, Charlotte de Witte, Dubfire,
Joseph Capriati, Diplo, REZZ, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mija, J.Phlip,
DJ Stingray, DJ Premier, Phuture - live with IAN Live, Mark Flash,
Hito, Inner City - live, Golf Clap
Movement 2018 Single-Day, GA Weekend, and VIP Weekend Passes are now available at www.movement.us. A limited number of the coveted Club313 Passes remain.
Each year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the heritage of Detroit and its musical influence over countless generations, new and old. Movement Music Festival is one of the longest-running dance music events in the world, committed to showcasing authentic electronic music and providing an experience unlike any other. The festival takes place in Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination.
Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:
* Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007
* “The 16 Best Festivals of 2016” Magnetic Magazine 2017
* “16 of Summer’s Best Music Fests” Jetsetter Magazine 2016
* “Summer 2016’s 30 Must-See Music Festivals” Rolling Stone
* #2 on Beatport’s “15 Incredible Techno Festivals to Hit in 2015”
* New York Times “50 Essential Summer Festivals” in 2015
* “50 Must-See Music Festivals of 2015” Rolling Stone
* #2 on THUMP's “10 North American Festivals That Won 2014”
* #5 on inthemix list of “12 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014”
* #6 on Magnetic Mag’s list of “Most Life-changing EDM Festivals”
* #8 on Rolling Stone’s list of “Summer 2014’s Must-See Music Festivals”
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Paxahau specializes in producing music festivals and events incorporating the most innovative sound designs and always placing the highest priority on music. The company first established itself in the 1990s as an underground party promoter and online resource to showcase electronic music culture in Detroit. Paxahau, producer of the Movement Festival in Detroit, is recognized across the world by artists, community members, and industry executives as a pioneering promoter rooted firmly in the birthplace of Techno.