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Movement Festival Wraps Record Year

June 6, 2014
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MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014
WRAPS UP ANOTHER RECORD YEAR;
PAXAHAU ANNOUNCES 2015 DATES
 
Paxahau Events, producers of the annual Movement Electronic Music Festival is pleased to announce another record year for the 2014 event, which took place Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 inside Detroit’s Hart Plaza. The ninth edition of the festival attracted over 107,000 attendees from all parts of the world and has been widely regaled by attendees and media alike as the best festival for music lovers in America.

Movement returns to Hart Plaza next Memorial Day Weekend; May 23, 24 & 25, 2015.
                                                                                                                Jamie Jones - Photo Credit-Douglas Wojciechowski
 
Movement 2014 featured over 130 acts, including upfront performances by Claude von Stroke, Richie Hawtin, Action Bronson, Tiga, Underground Resistance, Just Blaze and Marco Carola, just to name a few.

The Red Bull Music Academy stage featured a handful of breakout stars and international heavyweights, including a special b2b closing set on Monday night by Desolat boss, Loco Dice and Intec Records chief, Carl Cox. Other notable performances include, RBMA alums Nightwave and Shadowbox as well as Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Seth Troxler and Detroit’s very own, Carl Craig.

Fans were caught grooving on the Beatport stage all weekend long to the sounds of Pete Tong, The Martinez Brothers, Heidi, Justin Martin, DJ Sneak, Green Velvet and many more. Dirtybird queen and Movement veteran, J.Phlip closed out Monday night with bang as she was called on to replace headliner, Boys Noize. *Side note: J.Phlip replaced Boys Noize due to last minute cancellation by his camp.

All eyes and ears were at the Moog Stage as Baauer, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Escort, Bonobo, Ryan Hemsworth and Julio Bashmore just to name a few, energized a packed crowd all weekend long.

The Made in Detroit stage was packed with rising local stars and Detroit icons, such as Stacey Pullen, Mike Huckaby, Terrence Dixon, Golf Clap, Gabi and many more. Kevin Saunderson’s ORIGINS showcase featured powerhouse performances by Exhale, Eddie Fowlkes and the techno legend himself, Kevin Saunderson featuring Seth Troxler for an unforgettable b2b set.

Jeff Mills’ three-hour long set was one of the most notable highlights on the techno-centric Underground Stage. Speedy J and Lucy performed together as Zeitgeber for the first time in North America.

New this year was the Ford and Sennheiser Silent Disco stage, which gave those who joined in a very personal festival within a festival experience! Breakout moments at the Silent Disco stage were given courtesy of Ataxia, Shawn Michaels and Annie Hall.
 
The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. The festival features: five 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:
  • #8 on Rolling Stone list of “Summer 2014’s Must-See Music Festivals”
  • #5 on inthemix list of “12 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014”
  • Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2014,2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007
  • #2 on Details “Hottest Summer Music Festivals of 2013”
  • #18 on inthemix list of “25 Festivals to Discover Before You Die” 2013
  • “Best Niche Festival” 2011 Rolling Stone
  • #1 on the 2010 New York Post list of “10 Outstanding Music Fests”
  • “Best Annual Event” by the Real Detroit Weekly reader’s survey in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010
  • “Best Festival” by Metrotimes reader’s survey in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009. 
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