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Movement festival reports record attendance

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Hot weather and cool beats were a winning equation for this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival.

The downtown Detroit event drew 107,343 fans over its three days, according to festival organizers Paxahau -- including a record single-day attendance of 40,043 on Sunday, May 27. The total was up from 99,282 at the 2011 Movement festival and is the biggest since Paxahau took over in 2006, as well as the largest reported attendance since 150,000 in 2004, when the festival -- which started in 2001 as the Detroit Electronic Music Festival -- was a free event.

This year's Movement included more than 100 performances on five stages at Hart Plaza, with headline sets by Lil' Louis, Detroit electronic pioneers Jeff Mills, Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig and others, and the iconic rap group Public Enemy, who were joined by Ice-T during its Sunday night show.

Web Site: www.movement.us

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