Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Movement Music Festival (5/23-5/25, Hart Plaza, Detroit)

The Movement Music Festival (movement.us/ ) will take place over Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Detroit, Michigan, and will provide concert-goes with nearly 100 distinct acts, performers, and other attractions. Of particular note this year have to be Disclosure, !!!, Griz, Richie Hawtin, and Dog Blood (Skrillex + Boys Noize), but music will be going on over six stages throughout each of the festival’s three days. This year, Squarepusher, Danny Brown, and DJ Snoopadelic push the constraints of what the festival could be; the sheer amount of styles, genres, and influences that are represented by the different performers here is mind-blowing. The festival has more than enough in the way of food trucks and vendors to keep individuals interested even if one becomes weary of the intense beats and flows that will be present.

The sheer size of Hart Plaza means that there is a decent amount of space for all concert goers. The various stages will get a little hectic as the day rolls on, but one can easily find a place to sit without much in the way of a search. The ability to go watch acts at the Underground stage is a good way to avoid the sunlight during the cloudless days, while ample amounts of grassy areas exist for all attendees to scout out somewhere comfortable.


There are a variety of different ticket options for individuals that wish to attend – a 3-day general admission price is $150, while a single day ticket will run $75. For those that want a memorable experience, the VIP package runs $260 and contains a number of additional features. This means that there are vantage points that only VIPs can utilize, a cooled area, discounts on the drinks, a Movement t-shirt, and free massages. Regardless of whether one purchases a general admission or a VIP ticket, the time that they will have over the course of the Memorial Day weekend is simply incomparable.

One can purchase tickets from a number of stores around the Detroit area as well as from the Festival.  For more information about the latest news, check out the Festival’s Twitter or Facebook . Our previous Movement coverage is available here.