Movement Detroit: 7 Things to Know Before You Go

May 15, 2018  |   Story by Michelle Fusco  |   Photos by Movement Electronic Music Festival

The countdown is on to Movement Electronic Music Festival, one of the summer’s most highly anticipated Detroit events. Electronic music fans from around the world will gather in Hart Plaza along the Detroit River for the 10th annual Movement Detroit 2018 Memorial weekend celebration.  

The big headliners this year include Claude Vonstroke, Loco Dice B2B The Martinez Brothers and Wu-Tang Clan, who can all be seen on the Movement Stage. Plus, there will be 85 other artists performing the worlds best techno and electronic music in the city where techno was first created.

Need-to-Knows about Movement Detroit:

1. The Box Office

The box office is in a larger and more convenient location: the outdoor plaza in front of Cobo Center, directly west of Hart Plaza at Jefferson and Washington Boulevard. Extended hours, added stations and more personnel will help to get everyone into the festival as quickly as possible.

2. Wristbands

Last year’s VIP wristbands completely sold out and general admission wristbands nearly sold out as well. Order now to avoid any disappointment – and save money.


3. Stages

This year, Movement has five stages, with performers going on stage around 1 p.m. and ending at midnight. Here’s a full Movement Detroit schedule for each stage.

4. Yoga

Free one-hour yoga sessions led by Detroit Yoga Lab are held on Sunday and Monday at the Pyramid Stage. Sessions begin at 1:30 p.m.

5. After-parties

Bars and nightclubs throughout downtown will be packed. Among the hottest hangouts are Old Miami, Leland City Club, Populux (formerly the Magic Stick at the Majestic Theater), the House of E-Funk party on Saturday at TV Lounge, and the festival’s official closing party at the Masonic. Official after-parties are posted online.

6. Vendors

This year’s vendors will showcase record labels, artisans, festival merchandise, audio gear and clothing, with demonstrations and hands-on interaction.

7. Is there an app?

A free smartphone app is available to download on the iPhone App Store and on Android.


And be sure to check out our full guide of things to do in Detroit and places to visit in Detroit.

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