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Movement festival sets first-day attendance record

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DETROIT -- Heavy rains did not stop electronic music fans from coming to Hart Plaza, in record numbers, on Saturday (May 28).

The Movement Electronic Music Festival set a first-day record of 34,820, the best turnout since the 11-year Memorial Day weekend fixture became a paid event in 2005. The previous best was last year's approximately 31,000. The 2010 Movement total was about 95,000 over the three days, according to festival producer Paxahau.

Movement's Saturday offerings included performances by Felix da Housecat, Goldie, Skrillex, Visionquest and Windsor-raised Richie Hawtin. The storm that rolled in during the early evening and postponed the Detroit Tigers game that night did not dampen the spirits of those dancing to a wide array of electronic styles -- or attendance at the myriad afterparties, official and otherwise, after the festival shut down at midnight.

Movement continues through Monday and is also being webcast at www.residentadvisor.net.

More details about Movement are available at www.movement.us.

Web Site: www.movement.us

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