After announcing the initial lineup for Movement Detroit in December — a list that included Monday’s Main Stage headliner Carl Cox, The Belleville Three, Adam Beyer, Barclay Crenshaw, Danny Brown, Dixon, and more — event organizers today revealed more than 40 additional acts for the 2017 edition of the festival. Phase 2 features world-renowned electronic music artist and producer deadmau5 under his Testpilot alias as Sunday’s Main Stage headliner and Detroit techno icon and Movement mainstay Richie Hawtin as the stage’s Saturday headliner. Today’s announcement brings this year’s billing to 113 performances for the festival, which takes place at Hart Plaza on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29.
Movement will mark deadmau5’s first performance as Testpilot at the festival, but the mau5trap label boss is no stranger to Detroit, as he played the fest in 2008 as deadmau5. Testpilot released “Sunspot (White Space Conflict)” on Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 Records to commercial success and critical acclaim, after debuting the project at SXSW in 2013.
Today’s announcement included many other notable acts, including Juicy J, the Memphis-born hip-hop icon and founding member of the Academy Award-winning group Three 6 Mafia; a return visit from Green Velvet, this time under the Cajmere moniker; and a special performance by Detroit’s Carl Craig as Carl Craig presents Versus Synthesizer Ensemble. Other Detroit acts revealed today include Brian Kage, Keith Kemp, Octave One, The Saunderson Brothers, Seth Troxler, Terrence Dixon, and Terrence Parker.
3-Day GA Weekend Passes, 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes, and Single-Day Passes are available now through the official Movement website. Stay tuned to Detroit Music Magazine for more upcoming announcements and check out the festival poster, which includes the complete list of performers, below:
Photo of Richie Hawtin by Nick Kassab for Detroit Music Magazine.