Rave on: Movement 2010 rolls out headliners

The countdown officially begins now for Movement 2010, Detroit's biggest electronic music party held each Memorial Day weekend. Let's see, it's 79 days (if our calculations are correct) until the first beats roll out at downtown's Hart Plaza, where the festival has been held since 2000.

Even bigger news: the headliners for the Main Stage, and a partial listing of other performers, were just announced (at 12:01 a.m., as a matter of fact). On Saturday, May 29, Plastikman, Richie Hawtin's wriggly alter ego, goes live for the first time ever at Movement. The last North American Plastikman gig was at Montreal's MUTEK Festival in 2004. Also headlining (and doing it live) are Kevin Saunderson's Inner City on Sunday, May 30; and Model 500, led by techno pioneer Juan Atkins, closing the festival on Monday, May 31.

Other highlights on the schedule: Detroiters Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Kyle Hall, Minx, Robert Hood, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin, K-HAND, Rick Wilhite, Theo Parrish, Recloose, Rolando, Luke Hess, Secrets and Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson with Will Sessions Band; Chicago house legend Larry Heard, Ninja Tune's Mr. Scruff, Dutch-American bass producer Martyn, Hudson Mohawke, Simian Mobile Disco, DJ Koze, Cassy, Magda, Michael Mayer, Radio Slave, Martinez Bros, Francesco Tristano and ItaloBoyz; and, no we didn't forget our longtime Detroit-Berlin connection, Mark Ernestus and Scion. How could we?

Stay tuned in for more lineup announcements in the weeks ahead.

Weekend passes for Movement go on sale today for $40 until 12:01 a.m. April 3. The price for weekend passes increases to $50 after the discounted early bird promotion ends. Early bird tickets can be purchased exclusively at http://www.paxahau.com/movement. This is the fifth straight year Ferndale-based Paxahau has promoted and produced the festival.

Movement is an all-ages event. Kids under the age of 12 years receive free admission. Families are encouraged to attend. But we advise bringing ear plugs. That goes for everyone, mom and dad, not just the baby ravers. State of the art sound spells l-o-u-d.

In 2009, Movement recorded its best attendance figures since becoming a ticketed event in 2005. A whopping 83,322 people filled Hart Plaza last year. Get ready to rave on again like we did last spring. And the one before that. More news coming as soon as we tease it out.

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