Bienvenido, Ricardo!

Trippy, minimal techno-house crossover star Ricardo Villalobos is coming back to Detroit for the first time since 2002. The Chilean-German producer/DJ has been confirmed to perform at the Movement Electronic Music Festival ending weeks of rumors of his appearance, a major coup for Ferndale-based promoters Paxahau. Villalobos was among a handful of artists who reportedly refused to set foot in the U.S. after the country sent ground troops to Iraq. His performance in Detroit will be his only North American date.

Paxahau also announced that a fifth stage, sponsored by Movement Torino, has been added to the festival. Also 32 additional acts were booked for the three-day dance party, held at downtown's Hart Plaza May 29-31. Some of the best of the rest include: Booka Shade, Jimmy Edgar, John Ryan and Ian Clark, Gabe Real & Ian Desmond, Mortiz Von Oswald Trio and Niko Marks (all live); plus DJ sets from Jenny Lafemme, Patrice Scott, Barem, Kenneth Thomas, Kirk Degiorgio, Monty Luke and more, more, more.

Go to for complete lineup and ticket info. Stay close to your Metro Times for thrilling Movement coverage before, during and after the festival.


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