Detroit Electronic Music Festival

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Detroit Electronic Music Festival

Memorial Day Weekend
The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) is a four-day celebration of electronic dance music held annually on Memorial Day weekend in Detroit, Mich. Developing out of the techno (or "house") music scene that originated in the city's dance clubs during the late 1980s and '90s, the festival presents an entertainment lineup that features DJs and music acts from the local area as well as from around the globe.
Since its inception in 2000, it has become one of the largest electronic music festivals in the United States. Events take place Friday through Monday on multiple stages at Hart Plaza, a park along the Detroit River, which borders Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. More than one million attendees participated in the first three festivals, which were free to the public, but that number declined after paid admission was required beginning in 2003. The festival attracted approximately 75,000 people in 2008. In addition to live music, the festival hosts a market area with food and beverage vendors as well as merchandise stalls and social action organizations. Detroit Electronic Music Festival is produced by Paxahar Promotions Group and financially supported by the City of Detroit and a number of commercial sponsors.
CONTACTS:
Detroit Electronic Music Festival
c/o Paxahau Promotions Group, LLC
326 Hilton
Ferndale, MI 48220
248-584-1646; fax: 248-584-1647
www.myspace.com/detroitmusicfest
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