Movement Detroit may find a new home in coming years
Making an annual trip to Hart Plaza has become a tradition for those who attend Movement Detroit year after year, which has been hosted along the Detroit River for more than a decade. But it seems that Hart Plaza may have to move over for a new park in town, West Riverfront Park: a 20-acre space owned and regulated by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. $5 million later, the site has been confirmed to host a number of sizable events this summer such as indie-rock festival Mo Pop and WYCD Downtown Hoedown.
Movement is also entertaining the idea of a possible transition. According to Detroit Free Press, the producers behind the annual electronic music fest have met with conservancy officials and drawn up mock layouts of what could be the new era of the annual techno festival.
Most appealing about West Riverfront Park are its breathtaking views of the Detroit skyline and Ambassador Bridge, prime real estate, more spacious grounds, and its potential to host a capacity of 40,000 guests.
Sam Fotias, director of operations for Movement producer Paxahau Events, explains: “It’s significant for any downtown core to have a large facility that can accommodate large events designed from the ground up.” Indicating that now is the time to begin producing new medium and large-scale events, fans can expect to see fresh additions to Movement and beyond in the coming years.
Via: Detroit Free Press