Kevin Saunderson's Inner City, Richie Hawtin's live Platikman [cq] and Juan Atkins' Model 500 are highlights among the more than 70 acts playing this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival during Memorial Day Weekend at Detroit's Hart Plaza.
Tickets for the 11th annual festival, May 29-31, are on sale now at $40 for a weekend pass. The price goes up to $50 on April 3, while children under 12 will be admitted free. Gates will open at noon each day and close at midnight.
The 2009 Movement Festival drew 83,322 fans, the largest crowd since it became a paid event in 2005.
This year's lineup also marks the return of Carl Craig, the creative director of the original Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) in 2000, to the organizational structure with Paxahau Event Productions, the festival's Frendale-based promoter. "Carl's influence can be seen in the lineup," says Movement spokesman James Canning. "He really gave some insight and helped shape the lineup for this year's festival. It's really been awesome."
Besides the three headliners, this year's Movement will also feature electronic artists from around the world, including Kraak & Smaak from the Netherlands and Britain's Simian Mobile Disco. The lineup also features Detroit favorites such as Stacey Pullen, Matthew Hawtin, Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson, DJ Godfather, Anthony "Shake" Shakir and Claude VonStroke.
Ford Fiesta will be the title sponsor of the festival.
Information is available at www.paxahau.com/movement.
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