The title sponsors and main headliners for Detroit's Electronic Music Festival 2006 have been announced.
As we announced on RA back in March, the Paxahau Promotions Group were chosen by the City of Detroit to produce the 2006 edition of DEMF. In further great news for the festival, Paxahau has secured Chrysler Jeep Superstores and Motor City Dodge Dealers as the event's title sponsors and already seem to have taken steps to ensure the long-term financial viablity of the event.
"They understand that the festival is part of the cultural fabric of Detroit and they see its significance internationally and within the electronic music community. We look forward to a longstanding relationship with these organizations," said Paxahau's Managing Director Jason Huvaere.
After careful consideration of several venues, Paxahau also announced the 2006 event will remain at Downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza. "We considered several venue options in order to really determine the best location for the event, for fans, and for the City of Detroit," said Huvaere. "When it comes to infrastructure and ambience, it’s tough to beat Hart Plaza."
Fans won’t be disappointed by the 2006 line up, which features established big names: The Orb, Richie Hawtin, Josh Wink, Derrick Carter, Speedy J & Chris Leibing and talented producers Daniel Bell, Rob Acid, Alex Under, Markus Guentner, Superpitcher, Jeremy Caufield, Jay Haze, Pascal F.E.O.S and Dandy Jack.
DEMF will also feature sets from past festival directors Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig and Derrick May.
The full list of confirmed headliners so far includes: Photek, Pascal F.E.O.S., Derrick Carter, Rob Acid, Ark, Josh Wink, The Orb, Greenskeeper, Tortured Soul, Alex Under, Mark Broom, Pantytec, Planet of the Drums, Krikor, Superpitcher, Richie Hawtin, Collabs: Speedy J/Chris Leibing, Dandy Jack, Doc Martin, Roy Davis Jr., Markus Guenter, Klimek, Jay Haze, Socks and Sandals, Adam Marshall, Daniel Bell, Jeremy Caufield, Donald Glaude, Function and Regis and Neil Landstrumm.
The festival will also feature showcases from: Kompakt, Ghostly International, Most Wanted Agency, J-Dilla Tribute, Nefarious, Women on Wax, Detroit Clubscene/Bleu Nightclub, Picture This Detroit, Detroit Underground, Dark Course Productions and Blazaebla.
Additional headliners including many local Detroit artists and ticket details will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
DEMF 2006 takes place at Detroit's Hart Plaza on the May 27-29 weekend.