Movement Music Festival
In today’s dance culture, music festivals have taken over --not only nationwide, but worldwide. It’s the perfect escape for those who need that reminder of why life is beautiful and for those who call it home. Many music festivals book different genres on their lineup to please everyone...from Trance, to Trap, to Progressive, even Dubstep, there’s always a stage for everybody! BUT, there is one festival in particular that manages to stick to its musical roots, and that is the MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL which takes place in none other than, DETROIT, MI! A lot of people in the dance scene don’t know this, but Detroit is actually the BIRTHPLACE of Techno, and where it all began.
Huge names like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Ritchie Hawtin, & even Nicole Moudaber have rocked the stages of this event! It has been named #1 on the “10 Outstanding Music Fests” by the New York Post in 2010. Now you won’t find any Trance or Dubstep artists, as Movement chooses to stick to its genre of origin with some good ol’ Techno! Every single stage is sure to have you grooving if this is the genre you love! The 11th year of Movement is approaching this Memorial Day weekend, will YOU be amongst the 40,000 attendees?! I encourage you! As it is definitely an experience and one of the most unique festivals of its kind we have ever been to! Aside from the onsite yoga & tremendous VIP experience, this is one of the best festivals we have attended and here’s why:
How many festivals do you know that allow INS & outs?? Not too many. And with the event being held Downtown, feel free to give your dancing shoes a break by going to a local bar across the street, maybe even catch a game.
2) GET A VIEW OF CANADA
As you move to the groove at the Beatport Stage, feast your eyes on a phenomenal view of Windsor, Ontario Canada across the river! That’s right! Canada! Perfect for a group picture background, or just a quick snap of a beautiful scenery!
3) UNDERGROUND STAGE
With numerous stages spread throughout the festival, each with its own thumps & sounds, you’d be shocked to find an underground stage in which is located right UNDER the Main Stage! Pretty neat if I must say so myself, and the sound system was ROCKIN!
Detroit is the city of resilience full of fun loving individuals ready to welcome you with open arms. I honestly didn’t know what to expect my first time, but from fellow dance mates, to cashiers at the gas station, and even the bouncer/security staff, everyone seemed very easygoing and social.
5) AFTER PARTIES
Let me tell you, Detroit has some of the SICKEST after parties I have ever been to! What really stood out to me was the venues. From old, abandoned hotels, to the Mosaic Temple looking like a castle... each place had a very underground feel to it. These parties will have you dancing till the sun comes up!
Tickets are already on sale, and Phase 1 of the lineup has already been released! And I can already tell this year is sure to deliver only the best! So, Join the Movement! Get your tickets here!
“The Movement Electronic Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. The festival features: six technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 120 artists; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official after parties; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. “– Movement.us
Written By: Angel Quintana