Movement Festival is now celebrating 18 years in Motor City. Previously known as Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the event takes place during Memorial Day Weekend for 3 days from noon to midnight. As the birthplace of techno, it's clearly one the best cities in the world to experience electronic music. Since the festival is an outdoor event that ends at midnight, there are plenty of afterparties and we have compiled ten of the best for you to check out this weekend.

Friday May 25 | Frequenza Showcase: Detroit | The Whiskey Disco

Wolf Story | Soul Goodman | Jason Patrick | Chris Hughes b2b Classic Roots | Francesco E | Marcello


Following a massive showcase in Amsterdam, the Italian label founded by Nihil Young makes its first appearance in Detroit. Expect the unexpected at The Whiskey Disco for this pre-Movement party.

Saturday May 26 | Texture | Marble Bar

Danny Daze | Lena Willikens | Randomer | Dr. Rubinstein | Beaner | Darwin | Soren | Jacob Park


Miami native Danny Daze is considered a legend by many. Texture is a solid festival with visual artists, sanctioned as an official Movement afterparty, what a great combination, be there or be square!

Saturday May 26 | Onlythebeat presents Shipfaced Desert Hearts take over | Diamond Queen Boat

Lee Reynolds | Marbs | Mikey Lion | Porky

desert hearts

Last year’s Onlythebeat party with Eyeseverywhere is still being talked about. This year Desert Hearts is taking their Californian colorful vibes to Detroit. This is a daytime party you do not want to miss!

Saturday May 26 | Detroit Love | Magic Stick

Luciano A2A Carl Craig | Greg Gow | Waajeed | Al Ester

Detroit love

Detroit Love on a Saturday at Magic Stick during Movement? That’s what we call a win win situation! Swiss based DJ Luciano will share the love with Carl Craig. Be there!

Sunday May 27 | Day Life | MotorCity Wine

Chez Damier | Demuir | Iz & Diz

Day Life

This is a great way to party during the day time before Movement. Chez Damier and Toronto favorites Demuir. This one is powered by Vizual records and Eastcoast Underground.

Sunday May 27 | OK Cool | TV Lounge

Eats Everything | Ardalan | Deano Smith | Ralph Lawson | Cosmin TRG | Eddie C

ok cool

OK Cool is celebrating 6 years this Sunday at TV Lounge. If you don’t know that venue and you are new to motor city that’s a perfect introduction to Detroit!

Sunday May 27 | KMS Origins | Magic Stick

Kevin Saunderson b2b Kink | Octave One | DJ Minx | The Saunderson Brothers | Kweku Saunderson


Magic Stick is hosting Kevin Saunderson’s Origins party. The founder at KMS records will do a highly anticipated back-to-back with British rising talent Kink.

Monday May 28 | The Blu Party | Level Two Bar & Rooftop

Doc Martin | Surprise Guest | Kenny Glasgow | Christian Martin b2b Worthy | Nitin | Sydney Blu

blu party

How about a nice rooftop party on Memorial Day? Sydney Blu has done it for 8 years. The surprise guest will make you jump very high in the sky.

Monday May 28 | Country Club Disco | The Works

Codes | Dillon Nathaniel | Eyes Everywhere | Greco | Lee K | Option 4 | Proper Villains

Country club Disco

Country Club Disco is the new label launched by Detroit favorites Golf Clap. The duo managed to open Movement last year on a packed dancefloor, keep an eye on this epic duo.

Monday May 28 | Where are My keys | Marble Bar

Omar-S | Osúnlade | Move D | Tama Sumo | Marvin & Guy | Sadar Bahar | Invisible City Sound System | Eli Soul Clap aka Bamboozle b2b Will Renuart

DJ Minx b2b ATAXIA | Manuel Gonzales aka MGUN |Todd Modes b2b Blair French | LADYMONIX

Ryan Spencer | BILL Spencer | Ben Mason | Mira Fahrenheit

my keys

Where are my keys is a concept originating from Miami, they did a fantastic job last year so expect nothing different this year. Plus the funky vibes of Soul Clap will make you close your Movement festival with style.

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