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Several Notable Queer, Ally Performers Announced for Detroit’s Movement Festival, with More to Come

Black trans DJ Honey Dijon and Femme House founder LP Giobbi are among this year's LGBTQ+ performers

Sarah Bricker Hunt

Movement Music Festival, the multi-day electronic music festival that has become an international draw since its inception in 2006, will include a diverse range of performers Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27.

Set to play are LGBTQ+ and queer ally artists like Spanish Psytrance artist Indira Paganotto and Austin-based producer LP Giobbi, who founded Femme House, a non-profit focused on building opportunities for women and gender-expansive people in the technical and behind-the-scenes areas of music.

 
New York and Berlin-based Honey Dijon, a Black trans DJ who works as an advocate for trans rights and awareness, is also on the bill. (In 2017, Honey Dijon led a roundtable discussion at an event at the MoMA PS1 museum in New York about the safety and outlet for creative discussion she found in the club scene in that city.)

The event draws acts from all over the world to Detroit’s Hart Plaza. As always, the 2024 lineup promises major headlining acts as well as a mix of up-and-coming and local artists who will keep the crowd moving with eclectic house, techno and classic electronica.

The legendary Fatboy Slim, known as a pioneer in the big beats genre, is one such headliner. Perhaps best known for early 2000s hits like “Praise You” and  “Weapon of Choice,” along with its video featuring the dance moves of Christopher Walken, the artist boasts an extensive electronic music catalog beyond these radio hits and frequently tours all around the globe.


There will be six distinct stages, each with its own vibe, during the event. The Movement Stage features headliners and established acts, while other stages showcase emerging artists pumping out a dizzying array of styles, including funk, hip-hop, Ghettotech, breakbeats and more. The Underground Stage offers a “warehouse party” experience underneath Hart Plaza, while the Stargate Stage is a quintessential Detroit block party. 

Other performers include DJ James Blake, German-Bosnian DJ Solomun and French producer I Hate Models.  DJ Idris Elba will also play a set at the festival — yes, that Idris Elba, who will perform alongside Detroit artist Kevin Saunderson, known as a co-founder of the original techno sound.

See the full list of artists (still in the works) and reserve tickets at movementfestival.com.



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