Richie Hawtin will replace the minimal superstar this weekend in Detroit.
The celebrated DJ and producer was scheduled to headline Beatport's stage at Movement on Sunday, then play back-to-back with Cassy at the Voyage Royale afterparty on Sunday night. According to a press release sent out early this morning, Richie Hawtin will replace Villalobos at Movement, then DJ alongside Magda at Voyage Royale, in addition to headlining the festival's opening night as Plastikman.
The announcement comes just days before what would have been Villalobos' first Motor City appearance since 2002. Movement's executive director Jason Huvaere said: "We are disappointed Ricardo is not able to make it, especially with it being so close to the festival, but the show must continue."
Update: Marcel Dettmann has canceled his gig at Centre Street Social this weekend, also due to visa troubles. Dettmann was scheduled to headline the off-Movement party on Saturday night, alongside fellow Berghain resident Ben Klock and a host of other DJs, including Dan Bell, DVS1 and recently confirmed special guest Levon Vincent. Klock will now cover for Dettmann with an extended set on the top floor of the venue.