MOVEMENT DETROIT ANNOUNCES 2015 PHASE ONE LINEUP
FEATURING HEADLINING PERFORMANCES BY:
RICHIE HAWTIN, DJ SNOOPADELIC and DOG BLOOD
DISCLOSURE, LOCO DICE, TUSKEGEE (SETH TROXLER b2b THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS), LUCIANO, DIXON, GRiZ, DANNY BROWN, MAYA JANE COLES, MK (MARC KINCHEN), DUBFIRE b2b HOT SINCE 82, NINA KRAVIZ, CARL CRAIG, KEVIN SAUNDERSON, MATTHEW DEAR, JORIS VOORN, BEN KLOCK, SOUL CLAP and many more…
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
MAY 23 – 25
HART PLAZA, DETROIT
“Movement is a valentine to the birthplace of techno…” Rolling Stone
3-Day Weekend Passes & 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes now on sale at www.Movement.us
DETROIT, January 28, 2015—Paxahau Events is excited to announce the phase one lineup for the 2015 Movement Electronic Music Festival, taking place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25 inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza. The tenth edition of the highly coveted and independently produced three-day event will once again offer a wide spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, trailblazers and pioneers in Techno, House and Hip-Hop, featuring headlining performances by Techno trailblazer Richie Hawtin, legendary hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg as DJ Snoopadelic as well as Boys Noize and Skrillex as Dog Blood. 2015 Grammy-nominated duo, Disclosure will make their festival debut and perform alongside some of their favorite acts for their traveling Wild Life showcase.
Since its inception, Movement has maintained its status and integrity as one of the longest-running independent music festivals in the country. When asked about the festival’s hesitation to acquisition by a larger corporation, Paxahau’s founder and festival director, Jason Huvaere, explains that the group did not see a presentation that had Detroit’s best interest in mind. “Detroit sets the tone for the world, and we are going to be very cautious to anything presented to us that doesn’t put the city first,” says Huvaere.
In celebration of the city’s vigorous music landscape and the festival’s commitment to local talent, this year’s lineup features countless hometown favorites and acclaimed local artists, including Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Matthew Dear, GRiZ and Danny Brown, just to name a few.
“This year’s lineup is a diverse group of legends, underground heroes and rising talent who have all been inspired by Detroit and its musical legacy at some point in their career,” says Paxahau’s Artist Coordinator, Chuck Flask. “We’re very excited to have the likes of Loco Dice, Dixon, DJ Snoopadelic, Carl Craig, Dog Blood, Disclosure and many local favorites, performing in the heart of the city we love most, on Memorial Day weekend.”
The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. The festival features: six technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 100 artists; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Over 107,000 people from around the globe attended the 2014 festival.
Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:
· Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007
· #2 on Thump’s “10 North American Festivals That Won 2014”
· #5 on inthemix list of “12 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014”
· #6 on Magnetic Mag’s list of “Most Life-changing EDM Festivals”
· #8 on Rolling Stone list of “Summer 2014’s Must-See Music Festivals”
· #14 on Pulse Radio’s “Must Do Festivals Before You Die” 2014
· “Best Festival” by Metrotimes reader’s survey in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.
· #2 on Details “Hottest Summer Music Festivals of 2013”
· #2 on Beatport’s “20 Most Anticipated Dance Music Festivals Around the World” 2013
· #10 on Do Android’s Dance? “Best Festivals of 2013”
· #18 on inthemix list of “25 Festivals to Discover Before You Die” 2013
· “Best Niche Festival” 2011 Rolling Stone
To learn more, visit www.movement.us
Paxahau, now in its tenth year as producer of the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, first established itself two decades ago as an online resource to promote both Detroit and electronic music. Paxahau is a name synonymous with excellence and has an industry reputation that is unparalleled. Paxahau maintains Movement’s independently owned festival status and is recognized across the world by artists and industry executives as a premier production and promotions organization rooted firmly in the birthplace of Techno.