Detroit’s Movement Festival Announces 2023 Set Times

Movement Music Festival has announced the set times for its 2023 edition, featuring over 115 acts across six stages and three days. The lineup includes headline performances by electronic music legends Underworld, Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), along with Techno star Charlotte de Witte, as well as dance music titan Skrillex; Techno pioneer Cybotron; enigmatic House legend and Detroit favorite Moodymann; acclaimed electronic music producer Bonobo (DJ Set); legendary Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia; plus Caribou, Carl Craig ft. Jon Dixon (live), Zeds Dead (Altered States), Kaskade Redux, Dom Dolla b2b John Summit, Masters At Work, Robert Hood (live), Ida Engberg, Special Request, Stephan Bodzin (live), DJ Seinfeld, Adam Port, Ricardo Villalobos, Green Velvet, TSHA, Ela Minus, LSDXOXO, SPFDJ and many more.

The festival’s stages for 2023 are as follows: Movement Stage, Waterfront Stage presented by JARS, Pyramid Stage, Stargate Stage, Underground Stage, Detroit Stage, as well as pop-up sets in the VIP Area from Soul Clap, Mija & Friends, and Detroit Techno Militia. Complete lineup by set times and stage can be found below. 

Attendees can also download the official Movement 2023 app to customize their schedule, discover new artists, view the festival map and much more. Movement 2023 app is now available for iOS and Android smartphones. Download the app here.

In addition to the on-site music programming, the festival will feature multiple art installations and interactive studio spaces; including the Movement Studio presented by Sweetwater (located near the Detroit Stage) showcasing the latest technology and gear from industry leaders, offering attendees hands-on demonstrations and a chance to win many of the instruments on display; Detroit Techno City – a collaborative art installation between acclaimed Detroit artists Amy Fisher Price and Kelly Golden in partnership with 1XRUN. The installation, located in the Pyramid Amphitheatre (near the Pyramid Stage), combines the artists’ respective mediums of fabric for Amy and paint for Kelly, to create an otherworldly, immersive alien rave world featuring friends from space, Techno, Detroit, and Movement – the best party in town. The festival will also host the Respect the Architects exhibition, curated by Underground Music Academy (UMA), in partnership with Resident Advisor and Detroit Techno Foundation. The exhibition, located in the Underground Amphitheatre (near the Underground Stage) recognizes and celebrates some of Detroit electronic music community’s most impactful and unsung heroes, including Delano Smith, Mike “Mad Mike” Banks of Underground Resistance, Mike Huckaby, K-Hand, Ron Murphy, James Pennington, Trackmaster Lou and many more.

Day 1 (Saturday, May 27) highlights:

Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Three 6 Mafia, Zeds Dead, Surgeon, Aux88, Stacey Pullen, Mark Broom. Plus DJ Minx presents House Your Life Showcase on the Pyramid Stage, featuring: Masters At Work, TSHA, Derrick Carter b2b Mark Farina and more; hometown hero Carl Craig presents Detroit Love Showcase on the Stargate Stage, featuring: Moodymann, Octave One (live), DJ Holographic and more.

Movement 2023 Schedule, Full Lineup Poster & Daily Lineup graphics can be found here.

Saturday, May 27

Movement Stage

4pm-6pm Stacey Hale

6pm-7:30pm Ida Engberg

7:30pm-9pm Stacey Pullen

9pm-10:20pm Maceo Plex

10:30pm-12am Basement Jaxx (DJ Set)

Waterfront Stage presented by JARS

3pm-4:45pm House Party (J House & Masquenada)

4:45pm-5:45pm Shigeto w/ Dez Andres (Live)

5:50pm-6:30pm MJ Nebreda

6:30pm-7:45pm DJ Godfather

7:45pm-8:45pm UNIIQU3

8:45pm:10pm Zeds Dead (Altered States)

10:15pm-10:45pm Kash Doll

11pm-12am Three 6 Mafia

Stargate Stage

Detroit Love Showcase

2pm-3:30pm Niks

3:30pm-5:30pm Kyle Hall b2b Byron the Aquarius

5:30pm-7:30pm Moodymann

7:30pm-9pm DJ Holographic

9pm-10pm Octave One (Live)

10pm-12am Carl Craig feat. Jon Dixon (Live)

Underground Stage

3pm-4pm Erika

4pm-5:30pm BMG

5:30pm-7pm Akua

7pm-8:30pm Onyvaa

8:30pm-10pm Mark Broom

10pm-12am Surgeon

Pyramid Stage

House Your Life Showcase

2pm-3pm Al Ester

3pm-4:30pm Shaun J. Wright

4:30pm-6pm Magda B2B Mike Servito

6pm-7:30pm TSHA

7:30pm-9pm Derrick Carter b2b Mark Farina

9pm-10:30pm DJ Minx

10:30pm-12am Masters at Work

Detroit Stage 

3pm-4pm Ladylike

4pm-5pm Milan Atkins


6pm-7pm Fusegrade

7pm-8pm 2Lanes

8pm-9pm AK

9pm-10pm Sheefy Mcfly

10pm-11pm AUX 88 (Live)

VIP Area Pop Up: 

6pm-9pm Soul Clap presents House of EFUNK

Day 2 (Sunday, May 28) highlights:

Charlotte de Witte, Caribou, Green Velvet, Cybotron, Ricardi Villalobos, Chris Liebing, Robert Hood (Live), Ela Minus, Special Request, Seth Troxler, Suburban Knight. Iconic dance music label Defected Records makes its Detroit debut in collaboration with Techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson for  KMS Records presents Defected Showcase featuring: Kevin Saunderson b2b Dantiez, Adam Port, Melé, KiNk, Sam Divine and more.

Sunday, May 28

Movement Stage

4pm-5pm Huey Mnemonic

5pm-6:30pm Eddie Fowlkes

6:30pm-8pm Ben Klock

8:15pm-9:15pm Cybotron

9:30pm-10:30pm Robert Hood (Live)

10:30pm-12am Charlotte de Witte

Waterfront Stage presented by JARS

3pm-4pm Kevin Reynolds (Live)

4pm-5:30pm Mister Joshooa

5:30pm-7pm Cassy

7pm-8pm Paranoid London (Live)

8pm-9:30pm Special Request

9:45pm-10:45pm Ela Minus

11pm-12am Caribou

Stargate Stage

KMS Records presents Defected Showcase

2pm-3:30pm Rimarkable

3:30pm-5pm Melè

5pm-6:30pm Ash Lauryn

6:30pm-8pm Sam Divine

8pm-9:30pm Adam Port

9:30pm-10:30pm KiNK (Live)

10:30pm-12am Kevin Saunderson b2b Dantiez

Underground Stage

3pm-4:30pm Decoder b2b Jay York

4:30pm-6pm Lindsey Herbert

6pm-7:30pm AMX

7:30pm-9pm Ben Sims

9pm-10:30pm DJ Nobu

10:30pm-12am Chris Liebing

Pyramid Stage

2pm-4pm Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves

4pm-5:30pm Mathew Jonson (Live)

5:30pm-7pm Zip

7pm-8:30pm Seth Troxler

8:30pm-10:30pm Ricardo Villalobos

10:30pm-12am Green Velvet

Detroit Stage 

3pm-4pm Dru Ruiz

4pm-5pm Craig Gonzalez

5pm-6pm Rebecca Goldberg (313 Acid Queen Set)

6pm-7pm Asher Perkins

7pm-8pm Santonio Echols

8pm-9pm Buzz Goree

9pm-10pm Scan7 (Live)

10pm-11pm Suburban Knight

VIP Area Pop Up: 

6pm-9pm Detroit Techno Militia: T.Linder, DJ Seoul, DJ Cent, Joe Hix

Day 3 (Monday, May 29) highlights:

Underworld, Skrillex, Dom Dolla b2b John Summit, Kaskade Redux, Fisher, Bonobo (DJ Set), LSDxoxo, Klanguenstler, DJ Seinfeld, SPFDJ, Stephan Bodzin (Live), MULTIPLES (Surgeon & Speedy J), Girogia Angiuli (Live), Audion (Live), Soundmurderer, Lauren Flax, Ladymonix, Henry Brooks, Whodat and more.

Monday, May 29

Movement Stage

4pm-5pm Loren

5pm-6:30pm Audion (Live)

6:30pm-8pm Bonobo (DJ Set)

8pm-9:15pm Skrillex

9:30pm-11pm Underworld

Waterfront Stage

2pm-3:30pm Brain Kage

3:30pm-5pm Luke Hess

5pm-6:30pm Lauren Flax

6:30pm-8pm DJ Seinfeld

8pm-10pm Fjaak

10pm-11pm MULTIPLES (Surgeon & Speedy J) Hardware Live

Stargate Stage

3pm-5pm Beige

5 pm-6:30 pm Giorgia Angiuli (Live)

6:30pm-8pm Lee Foss

8pm-9:30pm Dom Dolla b2b John Summit

9:30pm-11pm Kaskade Redux

Underground Stage

3pm-5pm Henry Brooks

5pm-6:30pm LSDxoxo

6:30pm-8pm Sara Landry

8pm-9:30pm SPFDJ

9:30pm-11pm Klangkuenstler

Pyramid Stage

2pm-3:30pm Father Dukes

3:30pm-5pm Ladymonix

5pm-6:30pm Heidi

6:30pm-8pm Rebuke

8pm-9:30pm Stephan Bodzin (Live)

9:30pm-11pm FISHER

Detroit Stage

3pm-4pm Ben Scott

4pm-5pm Javonntte & Isaac Prieto – Hybrid Set

5pm-6pm Whodat

6pm-7pm Audia

7pm-8pm Beatnok

8pm-9pm Sinistarr

9pm-10pm Soundmurderer

VIP Area Pop Up

6pm-9pm Mija & Friends Birthday Takeover

Movement 2023 GA 3-Day and 1-Day GA Passes, VIP Sunday are on sale now at

VIP 3-Day, Saturday and Monday Passes are sold out. Waitlist and Ticket Exchange is now open on Lyte

About Movement:

Each year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the heritage of Detroit and its musical influence over countless generations – new and old. Movement Music Festival is one of the longest-running dance music events in the world, committed to showcasing authentic electronic music and providing an experience unlike any other. The festival takes place in Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination.

Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:

  • “30 Best Music Festivals of 2023” Pitchfork
  • Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month”
  • “16 of Summer’s Best Music Fests” Jetsetter Magazine
  • The New York Times “50 Essential Summer Festivals”
  • “50 Must-See Music Festivals” Rolling Stone
  • #6 on Magnetic Mag’s list of “Most Life-changing EDM Festivals

About Paxahau

Paxahau, now celebrating its 25th anniversary as dance music promoters and producers, specializes in producing music festivals and events incorporating the most innovative sound designs and always placing the highest priority on music. The company first established itself in 1998 as an underground party promoter and online resource to showcase electronic music culture in Detroit. Paxahau, now in its 17th year as producer of the Movement Festival in Detroit, is recognized across the world by artists, community members, and industry executives as a pioneering promoter rooted firmly in the birthplace of Techno.

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