Movement Detroit has joined the growing list of festivals that will be postponed until the fall after a statement released today by PAXAHAU.
Over the past two weeks, a flurry of events and festivals around the world that were set to take place in March and April announced their postponement or cancellation in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More dominos began to fall for those hosted in May as festivals like Lightning in a Bottle and now Movement Detroit have joined the growing list.
In their statement that was released on just moments ago on their social media channels, PAXAHAU said, “Due to the developing COVID-19 restrictions and our ongoing communications with State and City officials, it is with a great sense of responsibility that we have rescheduled Movement 2020. While it’s hard to accept that we won’t be dancing together this Memorial Day weekend, our amazing team and city partners have worked tirelessly together to create a new opportunity for all of us.”
PAXAHAU goes on to announce that Movement Detroit 2020 will officially be moving to the weekend of September 11-13. All tickets for the original May dates will be valid for the new dates in September AND if you cannot attend those dates then they will grant you access to the 2021 edition. Ticket holders will be notified by Friday, March 27 with information on how to proceed.
The festival organizers continued by urging those who were planning to attend to practice social distancing and they’ll also be shifting their messaging to be more community-focused. Much like many others in the festival community who have announced their own postponements, PAXAHAU has also asked for patience during this time with their team and ticketing partners.
This year’s edition of Movement Detroit was set to feature artists including Adam Beyer, Boris Brejcha, Maceo Plex, Four Tet, The Black Madonna, and plenty of other artists in the house and techno realm. No details have been released regarding retention of the lineup for the upcoming September edition.
Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.
Read the statement from Paxahau regarding Movement Detroit:
Movement 2020 is rescheduled for September 11-13🖤 Read full statement. pic.twitter.com/QvjwNmXhNW
— Movement Detroit (@MovementDetroit) March 20, 2020