Detroit Groves as the Electronic Music Festival returns for the weekend

Detroit The Independent: — Speakers pumping bass from all corners of Hart Plaza like a heartbeat as thousands of concertgoers returned Sunday for the second day of the Detroit movement’s electronic music festival.

For first-time attendee Amber Millard, the movement was not an exaggeration. She said she bought her tickets in February and that Sunshine at Hart Plaza this weekend was “perfect.”

“It was absolutely full (Saturday) for everyone to see 2 chains,” said Millard, of Whitmore Lake who was one of the first attendees on Sunday sitting by the fountain. “DJ Godfather was nice too last night.”

“It gets very busy around 4pm but the middle of the day at the festival is always slower. We are really looking forward to Griz on Monday.”

People dance on the Stargate stage to the music conquered by Stacy Hotwax Hill at the 2022 Electronic Movement Music Festival at Heart Plaza in Detroit on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Some attendees, such as Millard, said attending the movement is in preparation for Electric Forest, a similar weekend-long festival in Rothbury, Michigan, starting June 23.

Mickey Domiano and Thomas Powers traveled together from Chicago for the event on Sunday, purchased their tickets at the site and said they were excited to see Carl Craig perform.

“This is my first time coming here, but we came here because we love techno and saw that this was infinitely bigger than anything we had in Chicago,” said Domiano, 38.

Ash Lauren plays on the main stage at the 2022 Movement Electronic Music Festival at Hart Plaza in Detroit on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

The festival resonates deeply in Detroit, the birthplace of techno music. It has become a staple in the industry, starting in the year 2000 and being held every year before the pandemic.

The movement consists of five stages, each with different combinations playing at the same time. At the Pyramid Stage, a venue for the festival’s VIPs, a small crowd enjoyed watching Chuck Daniels, who had the skyline of Canada as his backdrop.