"Movement: Detroit's Electronic Music Festival 2003"

Beginning with it's inception in May 2000, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival has become one of the largest free outdoor music festivals in the world, and it will be happening at Hart Plaza this Memorial Day weekend (May 24 - 26). Since it is a free festival, it depends on sponsorship and donations for it's existence, and you can help by purchasing a pair of Movement Festival 2003 buttons for $6 available either through the official website (where a $2 handling fee brings your total to $8) or at one of the following local outlets: Record Time, Dragon Fly, House Of Chants, Xhedos Cafe, Beatnix, Pure Detroit, Spectacles, Avalon Bakery, Harmony House in Royal Oak, Detroit Threads, Melody and Memories, Neptune Records, Foran's Irish Pub. You can also buy a VIP Pass through the website for $30; this gets you in to limited access areas at the festival and also entitles you to various discounts and special offers.

The festival itself will take place on four separate stages, each with it's own format. The Movement Stage will feature some of Detroit's most influential talents, as well as newcomers and international guest artists. High Tech Soul will feature an eclectic lineup of hip-hop, jazz, neosoul, house, and techno. The Music Institute is an enclosed DJ-oriented platform focusing on Detroit house artists and featuring the new sounds of Detroit's own Beatdown. The Underground will focus on experimental electronic music, including New York's underground electro pioneers from clubs such as the Paradise Garage.

Check out the official Movement 2003 website for details on the many acts that will be performing, as well as artist bios and the performance schedule. Then get out to Hart Plaza this Memorial Day weekend for fun, sun (weather permitting), and as much free music as you can handle.