Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Public Enemy To Headline Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2012

Influential hip-hop group Public Enemy will headline Movement: Detroit Electronic Festival 2012, which will run through Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28). The controversial rap legends will perform on the main stage at Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, May 27 at 11:00 p.m. Chuck D, Flavor Flav and the rest of the Public Enemy crew will no doubt bring the noise come Sunday. The festival will offer a diverse lineup of musicians and DJs. The lineup will include established electronic music acts as well as new artists on the scene. In addition to Public Enemy, some of the other artists scheduled to perform at the festival include Major Lazer, Claude VonStroke, SBTRKT, Mike Huckaby, Nina Kraviz, Jeff Mills (aka The Wizard), Droog, DJ Psycho and a slew of others.

The annual festival was launched in 2000 and was initially called Detroit Electronic Music Festival. The debut festival had a varied lineup that included internationally known artists and lesser-known local talent. The festival was fashioned after well-known dance music festivals in Europe. The event drew attendees from across the globe. Attendance at the first DEMF exceeded expectations, with an estimated one million-plus visitors over the three-day Memorial Weekend run. The event went under the name Detroit Electronic Music Festival for three years (2000-2003).  In 2005, it was called Fuse-In,  and it has been called the current name, Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival, from 2006 to the present.

Since the festival began in 2000, it's been held at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit every Memorial Day weekend. It has been sanctioned and financially supported by the City of Detroit. The festival celebrates and acknowledges Detroit as the birthplace of techno music. For more info about the festival, visit their website.

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