Movement Electronic Music Festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has revealed the Phase 1 lineup for 2017. The highly acclaimed outdoor event will feature the venerated acid house pioneer Carl Cox as the Main Stage headliner on Monday night of the three-day fest, which returns to Hard Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 – 29.
More than 65 acts were announced by festival organizers Paxahau Events today, including a much-anticipated Movement debut performance by Detroit techno legends Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson as The Belleville Three. They join other noteworthy homegrown acts such as Matthew Dear as Audion (live), Danny Brown, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson as E-Dancer (live), and Robert Hood (live).
2017 will also bring several debuts to Hart Plaza, including Dirtybird head honcho Claude VonStroke’s hip-hop alter ego Barclay Crenshaw, LA-based underground rapper of OFWGKTA fame Earl Sweatshirt, German minimal techno duo Pan-Pot, Soul Clap’s debut as a live band, British dance-punk trio Factory Floor, dance music maverick DJ Harvey, UK post-dubstep icons Mount Kimbie, and deep house producer Leon Vynehall.
When asked about his upcoming headlining performance in Detroit, Carl Cox had this to say: “I am really looking forward to coming back to the home of techno. It’s been a few years now since I was there last, but I can finally say, I am coming back. I always have so much fun with my DJ peers and the party people. I cannot wait to rock the dance floor once again. See you soon.”
3-Day GA Weekend Passes and 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes are now available at www.movement.us, as well as the full list of performers. Earlier this year, festival organizers announced that 2017 GA and VIP tickets will not increase above gate prices. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and Phase 2 lineup details.
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