Memorial Day weekend in Detroit has long been a tradition for many techno fans, a good deal of New Yorkers included. Travel plans didn’t really work out for us the past few years, but we’re heading to Movement 2015 and super excited to finally see what all the rave reviews are about!

Although the actual Paxahau-Events-run festival runs from Saturday the 22nd through Monday the 25th, dozens of outside events are sprinkled throughout the city all day and all night before and after Movement.

In addition to its stellar 140-artist-strong lineup, this year’s festival, taking place once again in the city’s Hart Plaza, promises lots of new amenties: lockers and charging stations, free bike valets, a technology area where you can play with the latest gear, expanded food options, and an enhanced Riverfront Biergarten that features Novation’s innovative new Detroit-history-focused art installation. For more info, including 2015 festival maps and set times, visit (There’s also a sweet app you can download from the site.)

We’ve put together a handy guide to what we think are the must-sees of Movement 2015 (both festival sets and non-festival events). Check ’em out below (and yes, we know there are basically no “bad” sets/parties in Detroit, so this is not an all-inclusive list)… See you in the D! (And stay tuned for our post-festival review and photos!)

Friday, May 22


Saturday, May 23
⇒ 3:00p-4:30p Rick Wilhite — RBMA Stage
⇒ 4:00p-5:00p KiNK (live) — Beatport Stage
⇒ 5:30p-7:00p Kerri Chandler — RBMA Stage
⇒ 6:30p-8:00p Soul Clap — Beatport Stage
⇒ 9:00p-10:30p Eats Everything — RBMA Stage
⇒ 9:00p-10:00p Floorplan — Made in Detroit Stage




Sunday, May 24
⇒ 12:00p-1:00p Heathered Pearls — Made in Detroit Stage
⇒ 1:00p-2:00p Miguel Senquiz — Made in Detroit Stage
⇒ 4:30p-6:00p Anthony Parasole — Underground Stage
⇒ 6:00p-7:00p JTC — Made in Detroit Stage
⇒ 6:00p-7:30p Steffi — Underground Stage
⇒ 7:30p-9:00p Rodhad — Underground Stage
⇒ 8:00p-9:00p Mike Servito — Made in Detroit Stage
⇒ 10:00p-11:30p Matthew Dear — Made in Detroit Stage
⇒ 10:30p-12:00a Ben Klock — Underground Stage
⇒ 11:00p-12:00a Model 500 (live) — RBMA Stage




Monday, May 25
⇒ 4:30p-5:30p Clark (live) — Underground Stage
⇒ 6:00p-7:00p Phuture (live) — Made in Detroit Stage
⇒ 6:30p-8:00p Soul Clap — Beatport Stage
⇒ 10:30p-12:00a Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May — Made in Detroit Stage
⇒ 10:55p-12:00a Squarepusher (live) — RBMA Stage


 05/20/2015  Features, News