Detroit’s perennial Movement Electronic Music Festival announced the first phase of their 2013 lineup today. The annual festival will take place Memorial weekend, May 25-27, 2013. Last year’s Movement festival broke attendance records with a record 107,343 festival goers, the largest attendance since becoming a ticketed event in 2005. This year Paxahau have secured Movement alums Richie Hawtin, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson for the festival among countless others. Saunderson and May will perform a back-to-back DJ set to close out the event. Other notable names on the roster include livetronica act, Big Gigantic, who will be in Royal Oak next week, veteran house DJ John Digweed and festival co-founder Carl Craig. Art Department, Andy C, Dave Clarke, Dennis Ferrer, and upcoming EDM acts, Noisia and The M Machine are also on the bill. Movement has a long history of showcasing new talent before their mainstream breakthrough with Deadmaus, Pretty Lights, Benny Benassi, Excision, Girl Talk and Skrillex among the list of artists who have played the festival prior to becoming large-scale headliners. There has recently been talk of trying to lure some larger known talent to compete with Chicago’s dance heavy Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago, which is happening the same weekend. Expect a second phase of artists to be relatively released soon.
Three day festival passes are a steal at $79 for the entire festival. The VIP option for the five-stage festival is $199.
Purchase tickets and get more info here: http://movement.us/
Here’s the official trailer for the 2013 festival to get you excited!