Q: What is Movement?
The Movement Electronic Music Festival features: five technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 100 artists; free Wi-Fi access on the grounds; a posh VIP setting located up and behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties around the city; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Over 107,000 people from around the globe attended the 2012 festival.
Awards + accolades received by the festival include:
- Resident Advisor’s “Global Festival of the Month” for May 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007.
- “Best Niche Festival” 2011 Rolling Stone.
- #1 on the 2010 New York Post list of “10 Outstanding Music Fests.”
- “Best Annual Event” by the Real Detroit Weekly reader’s survey in 2012, 2012, 2011 and 2010.
- “Best Festival” by Metrotimes reader’s survey in 2012, 2011 and 2009.
- “Best Festival of the Year” by Metromix.com’s reader’s survey in 2012, 2011 and 2009.
- “Festival of the Year” by URB Magazine reader’s survey in 2008.
Q: What are the options when buying tickets?
Three-day weekend general admission and three-day weekend VIP passes are available online now. Physical tickets are for sale at select Detroit-area outlets, including Detroit Threads. Purchasing a three-day VIP pass in advance provides you with:
- Private check-in area to receive your credentials
- Special seating with access to large area above and behind the main stage
- Private bar – six (6) complimentary drink tickets
- Discounted drinks available at the VIP bar
- Deluxe private executive bathroom trailers
- Reservation access to Official Festival hotel (while supplies last)
One-day passes will be available at the box office May 25 – 27.
Q: 2013 Wristband Policy
All festival attendees, general admission, VIP or otherwise, are required at all times to wear their appropriate wristband, issued by the festival. Those failing to do so, or those failing to wear the wristband in the appropriate manner, will be denied entry to the festival grounds. Safeguard your wristband, as the festival cannot issue a new one to you, under any circumstances.
Q: Am I allowed to exit and re-enter the festival?
Yes. If it is a three-day weekend pass or VIP pass, you will be allowed to enter and exit the festival at any time between noon and 12 a.m. May 25 – 27. If you purchase a one-day pass, you will be allowed to enter and exit the festival at any time between noon and 12 a.m. on that day only.
Q: When is the box office open at Hart Plaza? Where is it located?
The box office will be open on Friday, May 25 in the afternoon. Specific information will be posted as we get closer to the festival. The box office will be located at the northeast corner of the festival grounds, at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Bates. Hours for the box office for the rest of the festival weekend will be posted shortly as well.
Q: I want to change my ticket order from a weekend general admission pass to a VIP pass, what do I do?
While capacity allows, you will be able to upgrade to VIP at the ticketing booth on Hart Plaza. The ticketing company currently cannot do online or over the phone upgrades at this point in the campaign.
Q: Did ticket prices increase compared to the 2012 festival?
Movement’s goal is to continually provide a more valuable experience for our guests for a reasonable, competitive ticket price to the event, every year. The prices for general admission weekend passes and VIP weekend passes have slightly increased when compared to last year but, just as always, we offered an exclusive early-bird ticket promotion through our e-newsletter, website and social media channels.
Tickets will ship beginning in early to mid-May 2013. Please remember to have your tickets shipped to an address where you or your authorized representative will be in early May. You will be notified via email when your tickets have been shipped.
Q: What time does Movement begin and end?
It begins at noon each day and ends at midnight. The first day of the 2013 festival is Saturday, May 25 and the last day of the festival is Monday, May 27.
Q: Will you be posting artist set times in advance?
Yes. As we get closer to the event, a complete schedule will be released on the festival website. There will also be signage posted at each stage with that stage’s schedule. Additionally, schedules are included in the Official Festival Guide, available to you at the festival, free of charge. A wide variety of helpful information, including set times, artist bios and samples and a festival map will also be available on the Official Festival Smartphone App.
Q: I’m a professional photographer/journalist for a news organization. How do I apply for media credentials?
Please click here for media credentials application.
Q: I’m interested in volunteering. Where do I sign up?
We love our volunteers! Please click here for more info.
Q: Can I pass out flyers inside the festival?
No printed materials, including flyers and stickers, may be distributed on the festival property, without prior written consent from the organizers.
Q: What are the 2013 Disability access and accommodations?
Most of the festival site is easily accessible by wheelchair. Please check with us before the festival by sending an email with your concerns and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Q: What is the policy for kids at Movement?
Movement is a family event designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Kids 12 and under enjoy free admission to the festival.
Q: If I need medical attention while on the festival grounds, where should I go?
Please immediately speak to the nearest security guard.
There will be one permanent medical facility located on the grounds (location to be announced shortly) and several roaming EMS personnel to assist you.
Q: Is there a lost and found on the festival grounds?
Yes. Please return any found items, and inquire about lost items, in the Security Office. We will be announcing the location of the office shortly.
Q: What if I am interested in becoming a food or non-food vendor?
Please inquire about any vending opportunities here.
Q: What if I am interested in becoming a festival sponsor?
Please inquire about any sponsorship opportunities here.
Q: Will there be ATMs at the festival?
Yes, there will be multiple ATMs throughout the festival for your convenience.
Q: Where can I find a map of the festival?
We will be making a map available for you on the F.A.Q. page shortly.