Over Movement Music Festival weekend, the party doesn’t stop — and we’re not just saying that to be cute. Pre-parties and after parties are likely to go all night and well into the next day as a supplemental part of the overall Movement experience.
Whether you’re into official afters or underground events, there’s a plethora of options to select from. Featuring names on and off the Movement 2022 lineup, the pre-parties and after parties boast good mix of rising talent, established names, mainstay labels and Detroit favorites — all jam packed into every techno lover’s dream weekend!
With Movement less than two weeks out, it’s time to get your pre-party and after party plans on lock! See our suggestions below and get passes to Movement Music Festival 2022 here.
Official Pre-Parties / Official After Parties
Finding the afterparty is no problem thanks to official Movement pre parties and after parties. See performances from Shiba San, Gettoblaster, Chris Lake, DJ Minx, Maceo Plex, Kaskade, Will Clarke, Adam Beyer, ANNA and many more — all weekend long!
100% Live Techno / Opening PartyThere won’t be a laptop in sight at this Movement pre-party, as you are guaranteed an authentic, 100% live, techno experience. The lineup features a collection of top tier modular artists such as Headless Horseman, Luis Flores, Monix, FadeFace, Tunnel, Humanmask [Coarses & Amnesiac Host], and Xexyz. This event definitely wont be for the faint of heart but most certainly worth checking out.
Meta Ta Physika – The Great Beyond
From the collectives that brought you The Great Beyond festival for its inaugural year in 2021 comes a well-curated techno lineup of some A-List selectors in the form of “Meta Ta Physika”. Taking over the coveted walls of the Leland City Club, attendees will get to enjoy the sounds of Antwon Faulkner aka Twonz, Centrific, Corbin Davis, Dustin Zahn, Function, Juana, Levon Vincent, Niki Kitz,
RVDIOVCTIVE & City Air
RVDIOVCTIVE & City Air team up to present a jam-packed lineup featuring 2 stages of music with some of the finest selectors from Detroit, Chicago, and abroad during one of the most important weekends for underground dance music in America. Featuring Francesca Lombardo, DJ Hyperactive, Justin James, Devon James, Mona Black, Henry Brooks and more.
Anfisa Letyago, Hiroko Yamamura, Will Clarke
This Memorial Day weekend, there is not a single night that the Leland City Cub is not filled with talent oozing from every crack. Saturday gives ways to Italian powerhouse Anfisa Letyago, who has taken command of the scene these last few years. She is joined by Chicago staple Hiroko Yamamura and Will Clarke.
Country Club Disco Warehouse with ACRAZE
MeanRed x Country Club Disco kick off the holiday weekend with a late-night party at The Russell Industrial Center. Gracing the two industrial stages is a full lineup of house, techno, and bass-heavy visionaries set to guide Memorial Day Weekend into the wee hours and beyond. Featuring sets from “Do It To It” viral sensation Acraze, London mainstay Deeper Purpose, Detroit’s own Gold Clap b2b Supply & Demand, rising talents King Saaidi, Teknono, QURL, Crystal and much more.
Stroboscopic Artefacts Detroit: Lucy, Rrose (live), Adriana Lopez
Italian techno authority and sound designer Lucy returns to the Motor City with their Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint for a complete label takeover. They’re bringing along a slew of talent from other label main-stays and promoter residents taking over both floors. Get there early and stay late. You will NOT want to miss a single act – Rrose (live), Adriana Lopez, Adam Vega B2B Mark Angel, Kobe Dupree, JIA, Uun (live), and Victor Alejandro (live).
Adam Beyer Presents: Drumcode x Movement Festival Official Afterparty
An unmistakeable force in dance music, Drumcode takes over Sunday night of Movement as headliner Adam Beyer presents Drumcode x Movement Festival Official Afterparty featuring three massive names — ANNA, Weska and, the label head himself. Taking place at Detroit’s iconic Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom, the event will surely have an underground feel with a superstar lineup.
Returning for its 8th edition, Anthology absolutely delivers on its promise to bring a world-class night of pure, relentless techno with the likes of Annika Wolfe, Answer Code Request, Brenda, Damon Bradley, DVS1, Oscar Mulero, Phase Fatale, and Sara Landry.
This one is for the early risers or those who don’t want to let the party stop. Either way, YES is not for the faint of heart. Starting at 7 am Monday, the tunes will be flowing well through the day and night with the music being provided by Omar-S, Danny Tenaglia, Tama Sumo & Lakuti, Ron Trent, Move D, Marcellus Pittman, Dubtribe Sound System, H-Foundation, Analog Soul, Nitin, DJ BEIGE, Father Dukes, The Bernabela Project ft. Eddie Fowlkes + Norm Talley & Ataxia, and a 7 am sunrise set from DJ Seinfeld.