HART PLAZAOriginally planned as a grassy lawn area in 1924, it wasn’t until the 70’s that Hart Plaza was conceptualized and brought to life by Isamu Noguchi. Hart Plaza has become, almost unintentionally, a tribute to the strength of people - memorials in the plaza include “Gateway to Freedom”, recognizing Detroit’s role in helping emancipated slaves into Canada, and “Transcending”, a giant arch celebrating American Labor. What this is all means for Movement is a palpable energy in the air. Whether in the amphitheater, next to the river, or enjoying the massive underground bunker, we are not separate from our past, from our tactile environment - we are in the continuum.
STAGESMovement has 6 stages, each with their own distinct personality.
- The Movement Stage, located in the amphitheater, is the crown jewel. Here is where you’ll see the big players, the legends, and those who have earned their stripes.
- Located amongst the trees, the Waterfront Stage showcases myriad styles; Funk, Hip-Hop, Breakbeats, Ghettotech, it’s all welcome here.
- The Pyramid Stage, positioned opposite the Waterfront Stage along the river, is the perfect summer backdrop.
- Stargate Stage is distinctly Detroit, with lifelong friends sound-tracking a city-wide block party.
- Detroit Stage features an all-Detroit lineup of veterans, rising talent, and newcomers.
- The Underground Stage offers music fans a true "warehouse party" experience located under the main level of Hart Plaza.
FOODMovement sports a true cornucopia of food options. From the legendary chicken on a stick, to gourmet bowls of awesomeness, there’s something for everyone. Don’t sleep on the cup of fries with vinegar or the falafel sandwiches!
MOVEMENT STUDIORelease your inner musician and discover the latest technology and gear from industry leaders at the Movement Studio. Several noted brands will be present, offering attendees product demonstrations, hands-on interaction and a chance to win many of the instruments on display. The Movement Studio is located near the Detroit Stage.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
In collaboration with Detroit-based 1XRUN, the Movement Artist In Residence (AIR) program features immersive art installations and large-scale murals placed throughout the festival. Check back for more information on the 2023 AIR artist.
Previous artists include: Amy Fisher Price & Kelly Golden, Sheefy, Kevin Lyons, Ouizi, 1010, 2501
RESPECT THE ARCHITECTSResident Advisor, Detroit Techno Foundation, and Underground Music Academy present Respect the Architects exhibition exploring some of the Detroit electronic music community’s most impactful and unsung heroes.
“Much has been written about the first wave of Detroit techno artists and as pioneers of one of the most impactful genres in the world. This list is designed to shine a light on the unsung heroes who ghost-wrote classic records, created the structures, spaces, and scenarios that allowed techno to grow beyond the wildest dreams of its inventors, and the mentors who have supported and inspired the subsequent waves of Detroit techno artists in finding their sound and place in the musical world.
If you recognize these names we hope you will join us in telling their stories and celebrating their impact, if you don’t - we hope you take the time to listen and learn about the people who built Techno City.”
Underground Music Academy
Respect the Architects exhibition is located in the Underground Amphitheatre (old underground stage). It will be open to all attendees during festival hours.