Last summer, while writing a piece on Detroit for the French magazine Trax, I kept hearing from all of my 313 contacts about how amazing Charivari 2014 had been. The festival featured a Detroit line-up that was to die for – basically every pivotal figure they could round up that had the first weekend in August open to play in their hometown.
Well, I hope you enjoyed Movement, because Detroit is officially taking another piece of your summer and it’s not giving it back. Charivari 2015 is going big – Belle Isle Big.
Charivari 2015 is being held August 1 and August 2 2015 in Detroit. With a bigger line-up and bigger turnout, the festival is also moving to Belle Isle State Park, the 982 acre island located in the Detroit River between the United States mainland and Canada.
The team behind Charivari released their line-up this week and it’s everything you would hope for from a Detroit music festival – you might quibble at one or two omissions, but this is the real deal, all of your Detroit heroes and your heroes’ heroes. Among them:
DJ Young 1
Gruv: Detroit House Gallery
Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
Lena the DJ
Earl Mixxin McKinney