Detroit’s Mayor just officially declared an annual ‘Detroit Techno Week’
Movement Festival is touching down in Detroit over Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The event has become an institutional techno and underground showcase, with this year gearing up to be a special installment of the festival. Like many large scale music festivals around the country, Movement galvanizes its host city of Detroit over the event’s three day run, and as a result, Detroit’s Mayor, Mike Duggan has officially declared a city-wide celebration of techno. Moving forward, May 23-30 will be known as Detroit Techno Week.
Drawing thousands of people from all over the world to Hart Plaza for the festival and its savory assortment of after parties, Movement represents Detroit’s rich cultural history on a global scale. Widely regarded as the birthplace of techno, Detroit plans to celebrate the impact Movement has on its creative community in the week leading up to the festival.
Kraftwerk will perform their 3D live show for their first appearance at the festival. Other acts on this year’s lineup include Adam Bayer, Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, and Kevin Saunderson. From Seth Troxler and Âme to Stacey Pullen and John Digweed, Detroit will host the greatest techno performers in the world for Memorial Day Weekend, and now the entire week leading up to Movement has become a properly recognized celebration too.