Movement Electronic Music Festival is the quintessential city festival, because it involves and embraces Detroit and its rich music culture. With a stage dedicated entirely to Detroit DJs, and Detroit natives Richie Hawtin and Claude VonStroke headlining, no other festival lineup better represents the city where it’s located than Movement. And after the music ends in Hart Plaza, it begins everywhere else in Detroit. Movement afterparties are unlike any other festival. After Lollapalooza, you’ll drop $45 to see one of the festival headliners you probably just saw mere hours ago, and get kicked to the curb by 3 in the morning when the club shuts down. After Movement, the afterparty lineups are diverse, inexpensive, and go until the sun comes up.
Movement Electronic Music Festival descended on Hart Plaza in Detroit this past weekend, bringing together electronic music fans old and young, local and international, to dance away Memorial Day Weekend. I was there to drink, dance, and take pictures of everyone else doing the same thing. Check out the gallery below, and come back for more coverage all week.