Fans attending this weekend's Movement Electronic Music Festival will get a bit more of headliner Richie Hawtin due to another artist's cancellation.
German-based DJ and producer Ricardo Villalobos was not able to obtain a visa to travel to the U.S. in time for the festival so had to bail out of his planned performance at 9 p.m. Sunday (May 30) on Movement's BeatPort Stage. Hawtin, who's headlining Saturday (May 29) night with a Plastikman Live performance, will take over Villalobos' three-hour Sunday slot as well.
Hawtin will also step in for Villalobos at Sunday's Voyage Royal: I'm On a Boat 2 party on the Detroit Princess.
In other news, Kid Rock -- whose Made In Detroit clothing company is sponsoring Movement's Underground Stage -- issued a statement of support for the Memorial Day weekend event, saying that, "Made In Detroit's roots span directly from the electronic music scene and the Movement Festival. We've been part of this festival since day one. This year we stepped it up a bit and worked with Paxahau to help build a new stage design to improve sound quality. The Underground Stage is the closest you'll get to an old school Detroit warehouse party. It's a perfect fit for Made In Detroit because the stage features artists from Detroit all weekend long."
Rock himself is not slated to perform at Movement.
Movement takes place noon-midnight Saturday through Monday (May 29-31) at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. Tickets are $60 for a regular weekend pass in advance ($70 at the door), $150 for a VIP weekend pass. Single day passes are $35 and available only at the gate. For schedules and official afterparty information, visit www.movement.us. A free 2010 Movement Festival App is available at www.itunes.apple.com.