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Wednesday, 27 November, 2013 10:14 AM
Carol Marvin Bringing Global Techno Scene to Detroit Next Summer
Carol Marvin making music and art announcement at Ford Field recently.
DETROIT -- It will be two festivals in one, spanning over three days and hosted in downtown Detroit next July 4th weekend. First off, there will be a free festival, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, which will be at Campus Martius and the paid festival, the Federation of Electronic Music Technology at Ford Field.
As Detroit’s cutting edge music ambassador, and passionate promoter of the area, Carol Marvin said, “I love Detroit and these events will bring a global audience here. The music is now so popular. The foundation was laid in Detroit.”
Marvin promised emphatically, “This will be another celebration that is for the whole world to enjoy.” At the kickoff announcement at Ford Field, she and her team branded the events with green and black and distinctive contemporary logos. Marvin wants to bring the young, hip and energized young people to Detroit. The Toronto, New York, Chicago and Cleveland crowds will make their way to Detroit and Marvin is even reaching out to Euro techno devotees. Detroit has always gotten international praise for being the incubator for techno music.
The two festivals will have different missions. Marvin stressed the events tagline, “United We Dance.”
Both events will be more than just music and dance. Olaf Van Winden came from the Netherlands to preview some of the electronic art samplings and promised a global lineup of entertainers. Van Winden said, “We are all hyper-connected. Media arts and technology in the arts is here to stay.” http://vimeo.com/todaysart
The FEMT will feature over 50 performers including Detroit artists. Legendary local techno performers will include Underground Resistance, Juan Atkins’ Model 500 and the live debut of the Cybotron Project. World renowned and international performers will also be included.
Emcee Adriel Thorton, a Wayne State graduate, introduced Atkins, who is an established veteran in the techno scene. Atkins, 51, who went to Belleville High School, is recognized as a Detroit pioneer in this worldwide music phenomenon. Atkins will be the program director for the performing artists.
The FEMT will feature three-day passes, $300 general admission and $1,500 VIP. They go on sale Friday; pre-sale tickets, at $250 general admission and $1,200 VIP, are available now through Ford Field’s website. www.fordfield.com
Marvin got an agreement with Ford Field in January of 2013 and the arena will use spaces, beyond the main field, especially the atriums. Marvin said, “The idea is to turn Ford Field into a club. She added, “I wanted to keep the DEMF free. I wanted to preserve the DEMF as a free global dance party.”
She went on, “We will have two festivals and one beautiful experience. Next July is Detroit’s special 313 birthday (313 is the Detroit telephone area code). We are inviting the world to come along and enjoy a party worthy of this milestone.”
The FEMT and DEMF will have the support of the Metropolitan Detroit Convention Bureau for hotel services. For more information, visit www.demf.us.
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