Movement Detroit 2022 Pre-Party / After Party Round Up

Over Movement Music Festival weekend, the party doesn’t stop — and we’re not just saying that to be cute. Pre-parties and after parties are likely to go all night and well into the next day as a supplemental part of the overall Movement experience.

Whether you’re into official afters or underground events, there’s a plethora of options to select from. Featuring names on and off the Movement 2022 lineup, the pre-parties and after parties boast good mix of rising talent, established names, mainstay labels and Detroit favorites — all jam packed into every techno lover’s dream weekend!

With Movement less than two weeks out, it’s time to get your pre-party and after party plans on lock! See our suggestions below and get passes to Movement Music Festival 2022 here.

Movement Nights

Official Pre-Parties / Official After Parties

Finding the afterparty is no problem thanks to official Movement pre parties and after parties. See performances from Shiba San, Gettoblaster, Chris Lake, DJ Minx, Maceo Plex, Kaskade, Will Clarke, Adam Beyer, ANNA and many more — all weekend long!

Friday (Pre-Parties)

100% Live Techno / Opening PartyThere won’t be a laptop in sight at this Movement pre-party, as you are guaranteed an authentic, 100% live, techno experience. The lineup features a collection of top tier modular artists such as Headless Horseman, Luis Flores, Monix, FadeFace, Tunnel, Humanmask [Coarses & Amnesiac Host], and Xexyz. This event definitely wont be for the faint of heart but most certainly worth checking out.

Meta Ta Physika – The Great Beyond

From the collectives that brought you The Great Beyond festival for its inaugural year in 2021 comes a well-curated techno lineup of some A-List selectors in the form of “Meta Ta Physika”. Taking over the coveted walls of the Leland City Club, attendees will get to enjoy the sounds of Antwon Faulkner aka Twonz, Centrific, Corbin Davis, Dustin Zahn, Function, Juana, Levon Vincent, Niki Kitz,
Noncompliant, Z.I.P.P.O.


RVDIOVCTIVE & City Air team up to present a jam-packed lineup featuring 2 stages of music with some of the finest selectors from Detroit, Chicago, and abroad during one of the most important weekends for underground dance music in America. Featuring Francesca Lombardo, DJ Hyperactive, Justin James, Devon James, Mona Black, Henry Brooks and more.


Anfisa Letyago, Hiroko Yamamura, Will Clarke

This Memorial Day weekend, there is not a single night that the Leland City Cub is not filled with talent oozing from every crack. Saturday gives ways to Italian powerhouse Anfisa Letyago, who has taken command of the scene these last few years. She is joined by Chicago staple Hiroko Yamamura and Will Clarke.

Country Club Disco Warehouse with ACRAZE

MeanRed x Country Club Disco kick off the holiday weekend with a late-night party at The Russell Industrial Center. Gracing the two industrial stages is a full lineup of house, techno, and bass-heavy visionaries set to guide Memorial Day Weekend into the wee hours and beyond. Featuring sets from “Do It To It” viral sensation Acraze, London mainstay Deeper Purpose, Detroit’s own Gold Clap b2b Supply & Demand, rising talents King SaaidiTeknono, QURL, Crystal and much more.


Stroboscopic Artefacts Detroit: Lucy, Rrose (live), Adriana Lopez

Italian techno authority and sound designer Lucy returns to the Motor City with their Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint for a complete label takeover. They’re bringing along a slew of talent from other label main-stays and promoter residents taking over both floors. Get there early and stay late. You will NOT want to miss a single act – Rrose (live), Adriana Lopez, Adam Vega B2B Mark Angel, Kobe Dupree, JIA, Uun (live), and Victor Alejandro (live).

Adam Beyer Presents: Drumcode x Movement Festival Official Afterparty

An unmistakeable force in dance music, Drumcode takes over Sunday night of Movement as headliner Adam Beyer presents Drumcode x Movement Festival Official Afterparty featuring three massive names — ANNAWeska and, the label head himself. Taking place at Detroit’s iconic Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom, the event will surely have an underground feel with a superstar lineup.


Anthology 2022

Returning for its 8th edition, Anthology absolutely delivers on its promise to bring a world-class night of pure, relentless techno with the likes of Annika Wolfe, Answer Code Request, Brenda, Damon Bradley, DVS1, Oscar Mulero, Phase Fatale, and Sara Landry.


This one is for the early risers or those who don’t want to let the party stop. Either way, YES is not for the faint of heart. Starting at 7 am Monday, the tunes will be flowing well through the day and night with the music being provided by Omar-S, Danny Tenaglia, Tama Sumo & Lakuti, Ron Trent, Move D, Marcellus Pittman, Dubtribe Sound System, H-Foundation, Analog Soul, Nitin, DJ BEIGE, Father Dukes, The Bernabela Project ft. Eddie Fowlkes + Norm Talley & Ataxia, and a 7 am sunrise set from DJ Seinfeld.


Movement Detroit Drops 2022 Schedule with Stage Breakdowns & Showcases

Movement Music Festival just unleashed its 2022 schedule, complete with set times, stage breakdowns, and showcases. The staple event features 110 plus acts across six stages over Memorial Day Weekend in Techno City, Detroit.

In a surprising twist, Skrillex has dropped off the lineup and has been replaced by hometown hero, DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist GRiZ. He joins a vast range of talent including Flying Lotus, Kevin Saunderson as E-Dancer, Duck Sauce, Chris Lake, ANNA, and Carl Craig b2b LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy.

Plus, Claude VonStroke, Paula Temple, DJ Minx, 999999999 Live, Adam Beyer, 2 Chains, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, The Martinez Brothers, The Blessed Madonna, and so many more.

MORE: Movement Detroit Announces Full Lineup for 2022

Movement shares via press release:

The 2022 lineup continues to showcase the breadth of the festival’s programming, featuring an inspired selection of dance music’s most in-demand artists, underground mainstays, and notable first-time performers; a potent cross section of seasoned vets and future generations of electronic music.

As mentioned, Movement boasts six stages — Movement Stage, Waterfront Stage, Pyramid Stage, Stargate Stage, an all-new Underground Stage and Detroit Stage presented by JARS — primed with the best in electronic music and beyond.

Download the official Movement 2022 app here and explore the lineup (but remember to trust the music and go wherever it takes you)! 1-Day and 3-Day GA Passes are still available at

Movement Detroit 2022 Schedule


Movement Detroit Announces Full Lineup for 2022

Movement Detroit, the stateside techno pilgrimage, has released its full lineup for its belated return!

Joining the names from the teaser lineup are the likes of Detroit electro innovator DJ Stingray 313, techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson performing under his iconic alias E-Dancer, Palestinian DJ and producer Sama’ Abdulhadi, renowned house music duo Duck Sauce, techno heavy-hitter Adam X, Berlin-native Kobosil, and over 100 other acts. Take a look at the full lineup below.

The techno heritage runs deep within the veins of Detroit and Hart Plaza and is again reflected throughout this lineup with some of the city’s most prominent DJs, producers, and rising stars in dance music. Detroit techno trailblazers, Stacey Pullen and DJ Minx will perform alongside House music mainstays Rick Wilhite and Andrés; acclaimed Hip-Hop and House music producer Waajeed. Plus, Drummer B, Icewear Vezzo, Jazmin Re’Nae, Neisha Neshae, Huey Mnemonic, Tammy Lakkis, Deon Jamar, Meftah are among others who will be gracing these hometown stages.

There has always been something special about the energy within the confines of the city when Movement takes over. Detroit embraces its musical roots, unlike any other city we’ve seen, and to say that the return of Movement is long-overdue would be an understatement. We can’t wait to see the city come alive once again!

Tickets and hotel packages are available here:

Movement Detroit 2022 Lineup


Movement Detroit Announces On-Sale Date for 2022

After two years of cancelations, a micro-edition of the festival, and a slew of eager fans’ questions Movement Detroit has finally revealed a date for their general ticket sale. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 2nd, 12 pm EST/9 am PST.

For more information and to sign up for notifications, head to the Movement.US website. Who will be joining us in the birthplace of techno?


Movement Detroit Officially Shares Plans for May 2022 Comeback

Movement Detroit is officially planning on a comeback in May 2022.

Following multiple postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic, Movement is back on schedule and looking forward to returning next year. An update provided by organizer Paxahu details their intention of bringing back the full Movement experience.

The email update reads:

We truly appreciate your continued patience and support as our team has been navigating the pandemic and trying to make plans for the future. After many discussions over the last few months, we have learned that producing a Movement festival in Hart Plaza this fall is not realistic. It’s extremely important to us that we provide our attendees and artists with the full Movement experience that continues to bring people together from across the globe, sharing their love of music and the Detroit community. With that being said, we don’t feel that this experience would be possible until our natural schedule in Spring. We are looking forward to a full festival comeback in May 2022.

Movement’s update also provides direction on refunds, which will be issued to all ticket holders within the next 30 days. In addition, the Movement Ultimate Fan Appreciation Sale will be taking place with a special advance for the festival’s most loyal attendees.

Despite HARD Summer and Lollapalooza collectively bringing in hundreds of thousands of people this past weekend, not every festival is in a place to resume their regular schedule in 2021, or promote a one-off fall event off-schedule.

More info here.


Photo courtesy of Movement Detroit


Paxahau Announces Free ‘Micro Movement’ Detroit Event Over Memorial Day Weekend

Movement Detroit, the world’s premier techno festival is unable to happen as planned in 2021 — but Micro Movement is a go!

Over Memorial Day Weekend, when Movement would normally take place, Paxahau is bringing that Detroit heat. In partnership with Select, Red Bull and Tito’s, Micro Movement will showcase Detroit-based talent all weekend long, over May 28 – 31.

In true Movement fashion, parties will be hosted during the day into the night during this multi-venue event. Movement hot spots including TV Lounge, Magic Stick Alley Deck and Spot Lite are all in rotation. The best part? No cover.

The only problem we foresee here is packing all the house and techno enthusiasts of Detroit into just three venues. Capacity will be extremely limited — so expect to arrive early, mask up, and wait in line to secure your entry.

Stay tuned for more Micro Movement details, including lineups and schedules in the coming weeks.

Read the latest update on the next edition of Movement Detroit’s signature event here.

We may be celebrating Movement weekend a little differently this year but we still got that Detroit heat!🔥 Join us May 28-31. Free cover all weekend. Stay tuned for lineup! With support from Select, Red Bull and Tito's Vodka. #MicroMovement #MovementDetroit

— Paxahau (@paxahau) May 6, 2021


Insomniac’s Factory 93 Announces New Skyline Festival in Orlando

Insomniac‘s Factory 93 presents an all-new outdoor festival experience, Skyline.

The newly announced two-day event is dedicated to underground dance music, as well as street and digital art. Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando, Electric Daisy Carnival‘s neon GARDEN concept is taking over Lot 54 at The Vanguard.

The lineup headlines BLOND:ISH, DJ Tennis, Lee Foss, Maceo Plex, Nicole Moudaber and The Martinez Brothers. Also featuring sets from Anabel Englund, DJ Minx, Cocodrills, Durante, Eli Escobar, Francesca Lombardo, Layla Benitez, Lucati, Monoky, Serge Devant, Sacha Robotti, Spencer Brown and Qrion.

For techno lovers, this fills a void as Movement Detroit has unfortunately canceled for 2021, due to circumstances related to the coronavirus. As many cities and states are still shut down, Florida seems to be the new hot spot for bringing back live music.

As for Skyline, passes go on sale this Thursday at 12 PM ET, starting at $39.99 plus fees.

Temperature checks and masks are required.

More info and tickets here.

Factory 93 Presents Skyline


Movement Detroit Canceled for May 2021, Ticketing Options to Follow

Movement Music Festival is officially canceled for May 2021.

Organizers of Detroit’s premier techno event come to the “painful realization” in an official statement below. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Movement will not happen over Memorial Day weekend, May 29 – 31.

The update from Movement HQ reads:

We appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate our way through these challenging times and difficult decisions. Our team is working hard to provide updates about future dates and ticketing options. We will be in touch next month with more information.

Last year, Movement organizer Paxahu kept up with the tradition by hosting an online festival with Seth Troxler, Claude VonStroke, Anna, Justin Martin, DJ Godfather, MK, Gettoblaster and more. Although we won’t be able to gather in Hart Plaza together in May 2021, we’re hopeful for another live stream announcement.

See below and stay up-to-date with Movement Detroit here.

Statement from Movement Detroit

We have been looking forward to reuniting with all of you on Memorial Day weekend, but the ongoing pandemic and state regulations have led us to the painful realization that our beloved Movement Festival will not happen in May 2021. Full statement below:

— Movement Detroit (@MovementDetroit) February 17, 2021


Legendary Detroit DJ Mike Huckaby Dead at 54

Dance music has lost another legend, Mike Huckaby.

The famed Detroit label head and influential techno/house DJ passed away days ago due to complications related to stroke and coronavirus (COVID-19). After a long hospital stay, Huckaby reportedly died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak at the age of 54.

Huckaby’s agency, Connect Bookings shared the sad news on Friday, “One of the greatest DJs and producers in the history of electronic dance music. An incredible human being. The world has lost a genius today.”

Active from the mid-90s on, Huckaby dedicated his life to music and will leave behind a lasting impression on the industry, especially the Detroit scene. Not only was he a beloved DJ/producer, but an instructor as well.

He was set to play Movement Detroit this year.

Rest in peace.


Source: FREEP | Photo via Connect Bookings