If you were among the tens of thousands of people who flooded the streets of Corktown for St. Patrick’s Day last Sunday, then you’re well aware that spring is creeping in and Detroiters are ready to step out and have some fun. And along with warmer temperatures and revived spirits, Spring also signifies the start of one of the highlights of Detroit living … Festival season.
Standing proudly atop of the long list of top notch Spring/Summer entertainment offerings is Movement – the internationally renowned techno music festival held in Hart Plaza, May 23rd through 25th.
Founded in 2000, the event in the calendar slot formerly known as DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival), is riding high as they celebrate their 10th year of operation under the Movement moniker.
2014 was a breakthrough year for the festival, drawing more than 107,000 concertgoers from all over the world, and solidifying Movement as a true juggernaut amidst the endless sea of summer festivals. In fact, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it eighth of 40 must see music festivals in 2014.
Now, 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger as festival organizers have recently announced phase one of this years line up.
Boasting an eclectic array of electronic artists, this year’s Movement is dressed to impress.
The headliners include Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, Dog Blood (a collaborative effort between Skrillex and Boys Noize), and rapper Snoop Dogg performing as DJ Snoopadelic.
Other notable performers include hometown favorites Danny Brown, Kevin Saunderson, Griz, and Matthew Dear, as well as Soul Clap, People Under the Stairs, Art Department, and countless more. You can listen to and learn about each artist, as well as view the full lineup here.
In addition to the bigger names on the lineup, Movement will stay true to their reputation for bringing underground and breaking artists to the big stage. Visit the new artists area of the movement website to explore music by some of these up and comers.
Tickets to the event are on sale now at the movement website. At $150 for a 3-day pass, it’s still one of the most affordable festivals out there, and surely the best bang for your buck you’ll find anywhere.
While the entry level pass is adequate, from past experience we suggest springing for the VIP Package. For $260 you’re granted access to the VIP area, which can be a great escape when you need a moment away from the action, or want to get to know your new best friend from Sweden a little better. In addition to the lounge access, you have a private entrance which means a much shorter or no line, discounted drinks, significantly nicer restroom options, and last but not least, complimentary chair massages. Also, if you’re in need of lodging, you have access to the VIP hotel block while supplies last.
VIP tickets may sell out quick, so don’t hesitate. General admission last a bit longer, but with last year being so successful, we don’t recommend waiting too long and risk missing out on the action.
Be sure to check back with Daily Detroit for news and stories that will help you make the most of your time at this year’s Movement Festival.