i have been a bunch of times and played there 2005 and 2006. Its a great time and there is always a party going on in the city somewhere. i didnt go last year and wont this year just cause i am saving money for fest that i enjoy more. i say if never have and are close enuf to drive do it.
Wow. Its pretty unfortunate that there are so many negative ideas about Detroit around here. I actually grew up there and work out of Michigan now, but I make sure to retrun for this festival almost every year, definatley the last few now that different organizers took it over.
Ive been to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ultra and even a few overseas and I can honestly say that if you are a deep EDM fan then this is the event for you. No overpaid, bloated hype machine talent at this event. It is always a fresh tasting of artists past and present. And you can never beat the price.
Just a couple pics I could find online. The setting couldnt be better, right in the middle of the downtown proper.
I saw this on the festival site today, figured I would post it here. Looks pretty damn good so far, looking forward to the rest of the line-up:
"Paxahau is pleased to present Movement 2008 - Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival! Now in it’s 9th year, this festival has grown to mean so much to Electronic Music lovers from all over the world. Our organization is honored to play host to all of you and the many talented artists that make it possible. We have worked tirelessly over the last year to bring another evolution in the level of production as well as a broad representation of global and local talent.
...below are a few of the artists playing Movement 08, more will be announced soon
ALEX UNDER –live
COBBLESTONE JAZZ –live
COOL KIDS –live
EGYPTIAN LOVER –live
GIRL TALK –live
GUILLAUME & THE COUTU DUMONTS -live
HALF HAWAII –live
JORIS VOORN –live
MATHIAS KADEN –live
MOBY -dj set
SPEEDY J -live with Scott Pagano VJ
The Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival, in all of it's incarnations, has never been shy with hip-hop (who remembers The Roots and Mos Def headlining the main stage the first year—wow!) But the events overwhelming techno and house programming has in subsequent years has meant that few MCs outside of Detroit's own local scene have gotten much play. 2008 marks the festival's ninth year in existance, and Paxahau Promotions (who took over the event in 2006) have expanded the scope of their bookngs to include hip-hoppers Pete Rock and Peanut Butter Wolf, hipster-hoppers Cool Kids, and just plain hipster Girl Talk to the line-up that proudly leans on the festival's roots with founder Carl Craig, mainstay Richie Hawtin and rare appearances from international techno stars like Marco Carola and Tech Itch.
Also appearing for the first time at DEMF is techno's biggest crossover superstar, Moby, whose recent album, Last Night, and current retrun to DJing has reminded fans that the pop icon was once the most vocal proponent of dance and rave culture.
And of course, no DEMF would be complete without unheralded sets from fantastic Detroit locals who spend the other 51 weeks of the year outside of the spotlight. Look for Reggie "Hotmix" Harrell, Minx and Mike Huckaby to throw down three of the best sets you accidentally heard.
Alex Smoke -live
Alex Under -live
Cobblestone Jazz -live
Deepchord presents Echospace -live
Dieselboy & MC Messinian
Egyptian Lover -live
Electrobounce.com presents DATABASS ghetto tech
Eric Johnston -live
Girl Talk –live
Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts -live
Joris Voorn -live
Justin Kruse aka Kruse Kontrol
Mathias Kaden -live
Moby –dj set
Par Grindvik -live
Paul Ritch -live
Peanut Butter Wolf
Reggie "Hotmix" Harrell
Speedy J -live
The Cool Kids -live
my pals in detroit are saying that people there are really starting to get excited for this event. more great news keeps coming in regards to line up and tickets are still only $45 for the entire weekend.