Movement Music Festival - Detroit


Originally 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.


Movement 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.


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: Sheefy, Kevin Lyons, Ouizi, 1010, 2501


FOOD Movement 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!

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