Movement Detroit Announces 2016 Schedule and Stages

Movement Schedule Announcement
Photo via Movement Website |Bryan Mitchell


Movement Festival in Detroit has established itself as a bucket list destination for true electronic music lovers, and has been ranked countlessly among the best as a music must-see.

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary this Memorial Day weekend at the Hart Plaza, Movement released a day by day schedule, revealing the six stages where over 120 acts will perform. Resident Advisor calls Movement, “More than just a well-curated event, [it] is a celebration of techno and the city where it came from.”The festival has become an established, dynamic  showcase for both notable electronic acts as well as a  slew of talented newcomers, brought together in the very city that gave birth to techno music. 

Movement Festival 2016 Full Schedule
Movement Festival 2016 Full Schedule

This Memorial Day weekend event kicks off on Saturday the 28th with Kraftwerk’s highly anticipated first time Movement appearance.

A performance ten years in the making, Kraftwerk’s set will undoubtedly be a historical moment in the festival’s history. Other noteworthy acts include legendary Maceo Plex and Seth Troxler.The rest of the weekend is stacked with carefully curated showcases including Carl Craig’s Detroit Love showcase presented by THUMP on Saturday, with performances from Matthew DearLa Fleur and more.

Movement Schedule Release
Photo via Movement Website | Joe Gall

Other noteworthy showcases and acts include:

Detroit-based collective Interdimensional Transmissions will take over the Opportunity Detroit Stage, celebrating their 21st anniversary with performances by Claude Young and Ectomorph. Skrillex’s OWSLA showcase will shut down the Underground stage with top industry talent. Monday the 30th will come to a close with a rare performance by Modeselektor, plays their only set under the Modeselektor alias at the main stage.
The lineup’s highlights, overall, are seemingly endless, and after last year’s sold out success, waiting until the last minute for tickets is not advised.
You can find the day-by-day festival schedule, Single-Day tickets (starting at $75), and 3-Day GA and VIP passes here: 

Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:

  • “16 of Summer’s Best Music Fests” Jetsetter Magazine 2016
  • #2 on Beatport’s “15 Incredible Techno Festivals to Hit in 2015”
  • New York Times “50 Essential Summer Festivals” in 2015
  • Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007
  • “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 list of “Summer 2014’s Must-See Music Festivals”
  • #14 on Pulse Radio’s “Must Do Festivals Before You Die” 2014
  • “Best Festival” by Metrotimes reader’s survey in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.
  • #2 on Details “Hottest Summer Music Festivals of 2013”
  • #2 on Beatport’s “20 Most Anticipated Dance Music Festivals Around the World” 2013
  • #10 on Do Android’s Dance? “Best Festivals of 2013”
  • #18 on inthemix list of “25 Festivals to Discover Before You Die” 2013
  • “Best Niche Festival” 2011 Rolling Stone

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