The Best of Detroit’s Electronic Music Festivals

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A guide to the best electronic music festivals in Detroit, including Movement, Electric Forest, and more.


There’s no denying that Detroit is a hotbed for electronic music. The city has long been associated with the genre, thanks to the emergence of techno in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Today, Detroit’s electronic music scene is thriving, with a number of festivals and events taking place throughout the year.

If you’re looking to get your fix of electronic music, here are some of the best festivals to check out in Detroit:

Movement Electronic Music Festival: Held every Memorial Day weekend, Movement is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world. The festival takes place at Hart Plaza, right on the Detroit River. Featuring over 100 performances on six different stages, Movement is a can’t-miss event for any electronic music fan.

Electric Forest: This annual festival takes place in Rothbury, Michigan, about an hour outside of Detroit. Electric Forest is a two-weekend event that features a wide range of electronic genres, from dubstep to house to techno. With dozens of performances and camping available on-site, Electric Forest is perfect for those looking for an immersive festival experience.

Other notable Detroit electronic music festivals include Emporium (a two-day indoor festival held in December), Winter Blast (an annual outdoor festival held in January), and No Way Back (an annual all-night party held in February). Whether you’re a diehard fan or just getting introduced to the genre, there’s an electronic music festival in Detroit that’s sure to float your boat.

Movement Music Festival

Movement Music Festival is an annual three-day electronic music festival held in Detroit, Michigan. The festival features over 100 performances on seven stages, with a diverse range of musical styles including techno, house, drum & bass, and more. Movement is one of the largest and most well-known electronic music festivals in the United States, and has been ranked as one of the “25 Best Music Festivals in the World” by Fest300.

Detroit Electronic Music Festival

The Detroit Electronic Music Festival is one of the premier electronic music festivals in the United States. Held each year in Detroit, Michigan, the festival features some of the world’s top electronic music acts performing across a variety of stages. The festival also includes a wide variety of art installations and other interactive elements, making it a truly unique experience.

Electric Forest

Electric Forest is an annual electronic music festival held in Rothbury, Michigan. The festival is produced by Insomniac Events and features a wide variety of electronic music genres, including house, techno, drum and bass, trance, and more.

Electric Forest takes place over two weekends in June, and each weekend features a different lineup of performers. The festival is known for its stunning forest setting, which features massive trees and lush vegetation.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable electronic music experience, Electric Forest is not to be missed!


Detroit’s electronic music festivals provide a great way to experience the best that the city has to offer in terms of music, culture, and community. Whether you’re a fan of techno, house, or any other genre of electronic music, there’s sure to be a festival that’s perfect for you.

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