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Movement Festival Announces Pop Up Performance, Curated Stages and Showcases

Movement Festival Announces Pop Up Performance, Curated Stages and Showcases

Movement Music Festival is pleased to announce the 2019 curated stages, showcases and a special 6-hour Circle Of Live performance taking placeMemorial Day Weekend, May 25-27 inside Hart Plaza, Detroit's legendary riverfront park.

The Techno mecca's three-day extravaganza recently unveiled the lineups for the festival's original five stages: Movement Stage, Red Bull Presents Stage (formerly Red Bull Music Stage), Pyramid Stage, Resident Advisor Underground Stage and theStargate Stage. Complete lineup by stage can be found below. Lineup assets can be found here.

Day 1 (Saturday, May 25): Homegrown yet internationally known, the Detroit Loveshowcase returns to the Stargate Stage. Carl Craig has curated a lineup only possible in Detroit, with Kenny Larkin and Octave One performing live, and DJ sets from Seth Troxler, Stacey Pullen, and local legends Al Ester and Earl 'Mixxin' McKinney going back to back.

Day 2 (Sunday, May 26): Swedish-producer and live performance master Sebastian Mullaert brings his acclaimed Circle Of Live concept for a special pop-up performance. He will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Mathew Jonson, Techno luminary VRIL, and legendary Detroit musician Amp Fiddler for a one of a kind experience, where collaboration and ingenuity will coalesce to form music that has never been heard before. Location information will be announced closer to the festival.

Unifying technology and the dancefloor, the PLAYdifferently curated lineup on the Pyramid Stage is pulling out all of the stops. Founder Richie Hawtin is joined by ANNA, Ukrainian star Nastia, the indomitable Chris Liebing, and Detroit's own Asher Perkins & Rex Sepulveda making the festival debut of their new live show, all with the MODEL 1 mixer at the center of the action.

Known for intrepid curation, Origins will be taking over the Stargate Stage on Sunday, May 26. A healthy Detroit injection comes from Andrea Ghita, Ataxia, Norm Talley, and Women on Wax founder DJ Minx. International stars Fisher and Patrick Topping set the stage for Kevin Saunderson and his sons, The Saunderson Brothers, going back to back.

Day 3 (Monday, May 27): To launch their 20th-anniversary celebration in 2019, GhostlyInternational continues its longstanding partnership with Movement by helping curate theRed Bull Presents Stage. The event features live performances and DJ sets from some of the label's artists like Audion and Shigeto, alongside favorites beyond the roster, including Yaeji and Madlib.

The full lineup, in alphabetical order by stage, is as follows:


Amelie Lens

Charlotte de Witte

Chris Lake

DJ T-1000

Dubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco Osuna

Get Real (Green Velvet & Claude VonStroke)

Golf Clap

GRiZ - live

John Acquaviva

Josh Wink



Orbital - live

Soul Goodman


Audion - live

Channel Tres


Dabrye + Kadence

Danny Brown

Disclosure - DJ Set

DJ Godfather

DJ Holographic

DM Nation (Skywlkr & Black Noi$e)

Floorplan - live

Gucci Mane

Heathered Pearls



Marie Davidson

Sam Austins

Sheefy McFly

Shigeto - live

Soul Clap


WAJATTA - live (John Tejada x Reggie Watts)




Art Department

Asher Perkins & Rex Sepulveda: Front to Front - live

Chris Liebing

DJ Tennis

Loco Dice


Mathew Jonson - live

Maya Jane Coles

Mister Joshooa


Richie Hawtin

Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves

Stephan Bodzin - live

Tale Of Us

Virgil Abloh


Brian Kage

Craig Gonzalez

Detroit Techno Militia 2x4

DJ Bone

DJ Nobu

FJAAK - live

Heiko Laux

LSD (Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell, Function)

Neil Landstrumm


Oscar Mulero

Remote Viewing Party

Ryan Elliott


The Advent - live

Tin Man - live




Al Ester b2b Earl 'Mixxin' McKinney

Andrea Ghita


Carl Craig

Danny Daze

DJ Minx



Hot Since 82


Justin Cudmore

Kenny Larkin - live

Kevin Saunderson b2b The Saunderson Bros

Norm Talley

Octave One - live

Patrick Topping

Seth Troxler

Stacey Pullen



Circle Of Live - 6 hour set (AMP FIDDLER, MATHEW JONSON,


Movement 2019 3-Day Weekend and Daily Passes for both GA and VIP are available for purchase at Payment Plan options are also available.

About Movement:

Each year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the heritage of Detroit and its musical influence over countless generations, new and old. Movement Music Festival is one of the longest-running dance music events in the world, committed to showcasing authentic electronic music and providing an experience unlike any other. The festival takes place in Hart Plaza - Detroit's legendary riverfront destination.

Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:

  • Resident Advisor's "Festival of the Month" for May 2018 - 2010, 2008 and 2007
  • "The 16 Best Festivals of 2016" Magnetic Magazine 2017
  • "16 of Summer's Best Music Fests" Jetsetter Magazine 2016
  • "Summer 2016's 30 Must-See Music Festivals" Rolling Stone
  • #2 on Beatport's "15 Incredible Techno Festivals to Hit in 2015"
  • New York Times "50 Essential Summer Festivals"
  • "50 Must-See Music Festivals" Rolling Stone 2015
  • #6 on Magnetic Mag's list of "Most Life-changing EDM Festivals"

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Paxahau specializes in producing music festivals and events incorporating the most innovative sound designs and always placing the highest priority on music. The company first established itself in the 1990s as an underground party promoter and online resource to showcase electronic music culture in Detroit. Paxahau, producer of the Movement Festival in Detroit, is recognized across the world by artists, community members, and industry executives as a pioneering promoter rooted firmly in the birthplace of Techno.

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