The 2018 Movement Music Festival lineup is here



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Techno Christmas is upon us, folks. Only 121 days until one of the longest-running electronic music events in the world recommences in the birthplace of techno — Detroit.

For the first time ever, Movement planners Paxahau — who are celebrating 20 years as the festival's organizers — are releasing the full lineup in one fell swoop, rather than two phases. And they revealed that lineup today.

The three-day festival takes place, as always, on Memorial Day weekend at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit. From Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, 88 performances by names both big and small will take place.

Festival closers will include perennial favorites Claude VonStroke, Loco Dice, and the Martinez Brothers. And all nine members of the Wu-Tang Clan will close out the event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).


The lineup will also include BADBADNOTGOOD, Carl Craig, Charlotte de Witte, Diplo, DJ Premier, Ida Stone Owl (live), Justin Martin, Laurent Garnier, Maceo Plex, Mija, Nina Kraviz, Rezz, Seth Troxler, Shigeto (live), Tiga, and Too Short (to name a few).

The original five stages, (Movement Stage, Red Bull Music Academy Stage, Stargate Stage, Pyramid Stage, and the Resident Advisor Underground Stage) will feature new designs and new elements to keep with the tradition of providing a memorable experience.

If you haven't requested time off work, do it now. Cancel your barbecue plans and call your "guy," because it's all happening. 

Three-Day Weekend Passes & 3-Day VIP weekend passes are on sale now. For passes, information, and updates visit

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