Detroit – Movement, one of America’s best-curated electronic music festivals, will fill the Motor City’s Hart Plaza this May 26-28 with more than 30,000 fans each day to see nearly 100 acts. Produced by Paxahau, Movement will present five daily stages.
As usual, this year’s lineup is a stout one, as it includes Detroit pioneers (Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig), hip-hop legends (Too Short, DJ Premier and Wu-Tang Clan), modern hitmakers (Diplo), techno faves (Luciano, Dubfire and Modeselektor), global mainstays (Laurent Garnier and Ellen Allien), plus rising stars (Rezz, Mija and Charlotte de Witte).
And, as if on cue, the Movement fest will kick off America’s Best DJ – the annual fan vote and tour run by DJ Times magazine. Each year, DJ Times nominates 100 DJs for the title and fans can vote online or at a series of summer events that will run through Labor Day. Come by DJ Times’ Movement booth to see this year’s nominees, vote for your favorites, and win prizes. Stay tuned next week for more info on America’s Best DJ and details for online voting, which will kick off on June 1.
At this year’s Movement festival, 13 nominees for the America’s Best DJ title are scheduled to spin. ABDJ nominees playing Saturday, May 26, include: Carl Craig; Claude VonStroke; DJ Godfather; Justin Martin; MANIK; and Stacey Pullen. Nominees playing Sunday, May 27, include: Anthony Parasole; Kevin Saunderson; and The Martinez Brothers (B2B with Loco Dice). Nominees playing Monday, May 28, include: Diplo; Dubfire; J.Phlip; and Mija.
Of course, after the festival ends each day, dozens of afterparties are on tap for fans who want more music. So, if you just can’t get enough beats, check out DJ Times’ afterparties picks here.