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Movement festival reports record attendance

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DETROIT -- A third-day surge helped to bring a record total crowd to year's Movement Electronic Music Festival.

Event organizers Paxahau said that the Memorial Day weekend show drew a total of 99,282, besting last year's total of nearly 95,000. It's the most ever since Paxahau took over the festival in 1995, turning it into a paid event. The total included 33,558 who turned out for a sun-soaked Monday (May 30) following two days that encountered rain or the threat of bad weather.

Movement's first day, on Saturday (May 28), drew a single-day record of 34,820.

The 11th annual electronic festival at Hart Plaza featured international and Detroit-bred headliners such as Fatboy Slim, Felix da Housecat, Carl Craig's 69, Richie Hawtin and many others. This year's event also featured reconfigured staging as well as a first-ever Technology Area, which allowed festival goers to sample gear used by the electronic artists, and a Camp Detroit art installation, both of which were located on Hart Plaza's lower level.

Web Site: www.movement.us

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