People of Movement Electronic Music Festival 2017Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus
Fri June 02, 2017 | 14:30 PM
Every year during Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Detroit, tens of thousands of sweaty music lovers gather at Hart Plaza for Movement Electronic Music Festival. While countless indistinguishable music festivals take place across the globe these days, Movement is set in the birthplace of techno music hosts a stellar lineup of world famous DJs along with an organic homegrown salute to the local artists of Detroit.
This year, Richie Hawtin, testpilot (deadmau5's techno alias) and Carl Cox headlined, but countless techno and dance music geniuses filled out the roster. When the main stages closed, Detroit's clubs stayed lit until the very wee hours of each morning. When Movement's techno devotees come to dance, they dance like machines. Even Grandma Techno can't stay still.
Below are an array of Movement's loyalists who braved the rain and humidity to take in all the beats over the long weekend.
@movementdetroit has been and remains one of our favorite festivals. The music is always on point, the after parties are plentiful, the crowd is one of the more experienced groups of concert-goers around, plus we get to see more friends on the dance floor in one place than any other. This weekend was great and we can't imagine skipping an edition in any foreseeable future. What we loved seeing this year in particular was just how many people were wearing hearing protection. Whether it was DownBeats or other brands, the percentage of people wearing hearing protection was at least in the double digits if not higher. While we do obviously love our brand, we also love seeing so many people with the wisdom to take an easy but proactive step to protect their hearing regardless of which ear plug they prefer. We started DownBeats close to five years ago because I wanted to share the message that using hearing protection makes for a better concert and festival experience, we cannot express how happy we are to see that message coming through to so many people. 🙏🏼🖤 See you next year Detroit! Thank you as always for bringing it all together Detroit, until next year! Photo credit: Steven Pham / Paxahau