MAY 27 – 29


“Movement is continuing its reign as one of the world’s best electronic music festivals.” Dancing Astronaut

"… 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

3-Day Weekend Passes, 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes and Single-Day Passes Now On Sale

DETROIT, April 6, 2017—Movement Electronic Music Festival is pleased to announce its 2017 stage lineups and programming, featuring over 110 performances across six stages inside Detroit’s legendaryHart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29.

Newly named stages include: Pyramid Stage (formerly Beatport Stage), Stargate Stage presented by THUMP (formerly Made In Detroit Stage presented by THUMP), Resident Advisor Underground Stage(formerly Underground Stage). The Sixth Stage is now the Made In Detroit Stage.

Festival organizers are excited to have Movement Yoga presented by Detroit Yoga Labs back on-site, taking place on Sunday (May 28) and Monday (May 29) at the Made In Detroit Stage.

Full schedule and set times can be found at

Day 1 (Saturday, May 27): Richie Hawtin will perform his new audio-visual show, CLOSE - Spontaneity & Synchronicity as he headlines the Movement Main Stage. The Main Stage will also boast a very special Movement debut performance by Detroit Techno pioneers Juan AtkinsDerrick May and Kevin Saunderson as The Belleville Three. Meanwhile, Carl Craig’s Detroit Love showcase will take place on the Stargate Stage presented by THUMP; and the Red Bull Music Academy Stage – now celebrating its 10th year at Movement will host Los Angeles-based rapper, music producer and prominent member of the OFWGKTA crew, Earl Sweatshirt, along with Factory Floor – live and Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers - live, just to name a few. Red Bull Radio will be livestreaming from the Red Bull Music Academy stage throughout the festival weekend on

Day 1 (Saturday, May 27) lineup highlights:

Richie Hawtin CLOSE - Spontaneity & Synchronicity, The Belleville Three,

Nicole Moudaber, Earl Sweatshirt, Factory Floor - live, Carl Craig,

Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers - live, Octave One - live, Robert Hood - live,

Pan-Pot, Ben Klock, Cassy, Function - live, Kai Alcé, AX&P (Adam X & Perc)

Day 2 (Sunday, May 28): the Main Stage will feature a headlining performance by world-renowned electronic music artist and producer deadmau5 as his Techno alias, Testpilot. Meanwhile, hip-hop iconJuicy J closes out the Red Bull Music Academy Stage and Innervisions founder Dixon will treat festival attendees to a three-hour set on the Pyramid StageSteve Rachmad will perform as STERAC on theResident Advisor Underground Stage and Kevin Saunderson’s ORIGINS showcase will take place on the Stargate Stage presented by THUMP.

Day 2 (Sunday, May 29) lineup highlights:

Testpilot, Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Juicy J,
Kevin Saunderson as E-Dancer - live, Seth Troxler, Cajmere, Audion - live,

Heidi, Dixon, STERAC, DVS1, Red Axes (DJ set), Paranoid London - live,

Dopplereffekt - live, Michael Mayer, BXT - live   

Day 3 (Monday, May 29th): dance music legend Carl Cox will close out Movement 2017 on the Main Stage, while festival favorite Chris Liebing takes the helm on the Pyramid Stage; plus, Carl Craig will bring his acclaimed live show, Carl Craig presents Versus Synthesizer Ensemble to the Main Stage following Claude VonStroke’s festival debut as his hip-hop alter-ego Barclay Crenshaw. Meanwhile,Jamie Jones will host the Paradise showcase on the Stargate Stage presented by Thump and Detroit’s very own Danny Brown takes over closing duties at the Red Bull Music Academy Stage.

Monday (May 29) lineup highlights:

Carl Cox, Carl Craig presents Versus Synthesizer Ensemble, Barclay Crenshaw,

Chris Liebing, Soul Clap Live feat. Amp Fiddler, Danny Brown, Jamie Jones,

Kerri Chandler, The Gaslamp Killer, DJ Harvey, Paco Osuna, Recondite,

Ben Sims b2b Truncate, S U R V I V E

3-Day GA Weekend Passes, 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes and Single-Day Passes are now available Stay tuned to the Movement social media channels and website for festival news and upcoming announcements.

About Movement

The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. The festival features: More than 110 of electronic music’s most illustrious artists performing in the birthplace of Techno; six outdoor stages; engaging art displays curated by top talent; a posh VIP setting located behind the Main Stage; an interactive technology center featuring the industry’s top electronic music instrument makers; and stellar additional programming each night after the festival closes, with dozens of official afterparties at several of the city's hottest clubs and event spaces. Over 30,000 people a day from around the globe attended the 2016 festival.

Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:

  • “The 16 Best Festivals of 2016” Magnetic Magazine 2017
  • “Industry Person of the Year” Magnetic Magazine 2016
  • “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
  • Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2017, 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 Magazine’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 2016, 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
  • #18 on inthemix list of “25 Festivals to Discover Before You Die” 2013
  • “Best Niche Festival” 2011 Rolling Stone

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