DETROIT, December 15, 2016—Movement Electronic Music Festival, one of the longest-running and most-acclaimed electronic music festivals in the world, is pleased to announce the Phase 1 lineup for 2017, led by dance music legend Carl Cox as headliner for the Main Stage on Monday. Detroit’s annual three-day revelry returns to Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, 2017.
“I am really looking forward to coming back to the home of Techno, it’s been a few years now since I was there last, but I can finally say, I am coming back,” says Carl Cox. “I always have so much fun, with my DJ peers and the party people. I cannot wait to rock the dance floor once again. See you soon,” he continued. The Intec Digital label boss has encapsulated the hearts and minds of fans across the globe with his unique ability to blend and break down music barriers for over two decades. His latest project, “Pure Intec 3” is a two-disc compilation produced in collaboration with fellow label-head, Jon Rundell.
Festival organizers Paxahau Events revealed over 65 acts in today’s initial lineup announcement, featuring a very special Movement debut performance by Detroit Techno pioneers Juan Atkins,Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson as The Belleville Three. Other notable acts announced today include: Adam Beyer, Matthew Dear as Audion - live, Danny Brown, Dixon, Nicole Moudaber, Chris Liebing, Carl Craig, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, Kevin Saunderson as E-Dancer - live, Kerri Chandler, Cassy, Robert Hood - live and Ben Klock, just to name a few. Complete Phase 1 lineup listing can be found below.
The Phase 1 lineup also features a slew of first-time Movement performers and performances, including Dirtybird label boss Claude VonStroke as his hip-hop alter ego Barclay Crenshaw; Los Angeles-based rapper, music producer and prominent member of the OFWGKTA crew, Earl Sweatshirt; Berlin-based Techno and House duo, Pan-Pot; Soul Clap’s debut as a live band (billed asSoul Clap - live); acclaimed London-based trio, Factory Floor (billed as Factory Floor - live); and dance music pioneer DJ Harvey. Other notable Movement debuts include: Mount Kimbie - live,ANNA, Death In Vegas present Transmission - live, Shiba San, Rodriguez Jr. - live, Dusky, Leon Vynehall, River Tiber and Kai Alcé, just to name a few.
3-Day GA Weekend Passes and 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes are now available at www.movement.us. Earlier this year, festival organizers announced that 2017 GA and VIP tickets will not increase above gate prices. Stay tuned to the Movement social media channels and website for upcoming announcements and Phase 2 lineup details.
The 70 performances announced today, in alphabetical order, are as follows:
Audion - live
AX&P (Adam X & Perc)
The Bellevile Three
Death In Vegas present Transmission - live
Dopplereffekt - live
Earl “Mixxin” McKinney
Factory Floor - live
Function - live
Headless Horseman - live
Kevin Saunderson as E-Dancer - live
Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers - live
Mathew Jonson - live
Mount Kimbie - live
Orphx - live
Paranoid London - live
Patrick Topping b2b Nathan Barato
Project 313 - live
Recondite - live
Robert Hood - live
Rodriguez Jr. - live
Rrose - live
Sleeparchive - live
Soul Clap - live
Teklife: DJ Spinn & DJ Taye
The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. The festival features: More than 120 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:
- “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 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
To learn more, visit http://www.movement.us
Paxahau, now in its twelfth year as producer of the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, first established itself two decades ago as an online resource to promote electronic music in Detroit. Paxahau is a name synonymous with excellence and has an industry reputation that is unparalleled. Paxahau is recognized across the world by artists and industry executives as a premier production and promotions organization rooted firmly in the birthplace of Techno.