Movement Electronic Music Festival just took place at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit over Memorial Day weekend. The 3 day festival featured over 100 diverse acts throughout 5 equally unique stages. Movement may not gain the same recognition that EDC or Ultra do but it should be one everyone experiences at least once in their life.
Here are my 5 reasons why Movement is the best kept secret in the festival world….
1. Detroit Is The Birthplace of Techno
The Detroit techno scene began back in the late 70's and early 80's. Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May and Juan Atkins are all prominent techno artists, and whose roots trace back to the early techno days. The three formed the Belleville three and became known as founders to the game.
2. Diversity of Acts
With 5 stages and over 100 performers, there is truly something for everyone. Movement was able to touch every aspect of the techno scene. Whether you wanted to throw it down in the Underground with Chris Liebing or bang out at the Moog Stage with Flosstradamus, it was almost overwhelming to decide who to see.
When your dancing in the blistering heat for 12 hours a day your gonna need to recharge with some food. Thankfully, food trucks were available at your service! The Mac Shack's Mac and Cheese and El Guapo's Fresh Mexican Grill were two that I had the chance to try. They were both so fresh and delicious.
4. Silent Disco
First hearing about the Silent Disco, I was quite curious to check it out. After searching for it on the first day, I finally stumbled across it. Just seeing a bunch of people in a room with headphones dancing and no music playing is definitely not what I am used to. But after trying it I gotta say it's pretty sweet. The DJ broadcasts the music through a radio transmitter rather than having it play through the speakers.
5. After Parties
Okay let me start off by saying that Movement hosts some of the sickest after parties around. Each night there were so many options to choose from it was mind boggling. I happened to check out Damian Lazarus and Tale of Us at the City Nightclub the first night. On the final night in a sweaty St. Andrews Hall Maceo Plex went b2b with Michael Mayer for the Official Closing Movement After Party.
Movement was an experience of a life time and no questions asked I will be back next year to keep the Movement going.