Movement 2009, formerly known as Detroit's Electronic Music Festival, today made a few announcements, including the formalization of a deal between its promoter, Paxahau, and its Italian host, Movement Torino, to continue Movement-branded events in that city. The two parties will co-host the closing soiree for Movement May 25 at Plan B in Detroit.
"The national and international appeal of the Movement festival proves that music is still one of Detroit's greatest assets," states Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel, Jr. "We expect Movement 2009 to attract a new wave of electronic music fans to Detroit for Memorial Day weekend."
A separate kick-off party for the fest happens May 22 with The Prodigy performing at the Fillmore. Additionally, the following headlining lineups, along with previously announced talent, have been scheduled:
Beatport Stage: Marco Carola; Guy Gerber; and Benny Benassi
Made in Detroit Stage: Mike Huckaby; Anthony Rother; and Audion
Red Bull Music Academy Stage: The Glitch Mob; Z-Trip; and Bassnectar
vitaminwater stage: Carl Cox; Loco Dice vs. Luciano; and Derrick May
Go here for tix ($40-$150) and details.
[Above: Ellen Allien will perform at Movement 2009].