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Announcing the 5th annual installment of the pre-Festival BBQ at Corktown Tavern. Past events included a Gotham Grooves showcase in the Brooklyn Lofts and last year's memorable "Live Wrong: Festival Edition". This year, we are bringing together techno artists of like mind and style from Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit to eat, drink, dance and be merry before the techno onslought of the Festival proper begins... 12 hours of pounding techno in this classic two room Detroit venue with indoor and outdoor areas. As always, cheap drinks and food available. Party starts at 5pm Friday, ends at 5am Saturday.

Artists confirmed so far include:

Representing Minneapolis: Bryan B. (SoundScene, Minneapolis), Jon Hester (Convergence, Minneapolis), Centrific (Intelliphunk, Minneapolis) and DVS-1 (Foundation, Minneapolis). Representing Chicago: Frankie Vega (In Your System, Chicago), Avex Axiom (Zuvuya, Chicago), John Patterson (Koncept, Chicago) and Mindbender (WaxAddict, Chicago). Representing Detroit: Jason Patrick (Klectic, Detroit), Josh Surma (Klectik, Detroit), Matt Caputo (PeopleMover, Detroit) and Geoff Johnson (LightSpeedDetroit).

Other artists to be announced or confirmed.

1716 Michigan Avenue

Detroit, MI

one block west of Old Tiger Stadium

$5 before 10pm, $10 after

18+ to enter, 21+ to drink

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set times announced, subject to change:


5:00- 6:00pm Tim (Bang!, Cincinatti)

6:00- 7:00pm Steve Price + Mike Sturgis (d tek, Detroit)

7:00- 8:00pm Bryan Benting (SoundScene, Minneapolis)

8:00- 9:00pm Geoff Johnson (Electromechanics, Detroit)

9:00- 10:00pm Jon Hester (Convergence, Minneapolis)

10:00- 11:00pm E-nots (NBFC, Chicago)

11:00- 12:00pm Josh Surma (Klectik, Detroit)

12:00- 1:00am Mindbender (WaxAddict, Chicago)

1:00- 2:00am Overfiend (Hej Records, Detroit)

2:00- 3:00am Centrific (Intelliphunk, Minneapolis)


9:00pm- 10:00pm Matthew Martin (Meiotic, Chicago)

10:00pm- 11:00pm John Patterson (Koncept, Chicago)

11:00pm-12:00pm DVS-1 (Hush/Foundation, Minneapolis)

12:00- 1:00am DJ Psycho (Detroit Techno Militia)

1:00- 2:00am Jason Patrick (Klectik, Detroit)

2:00- 3:00am special guest*

3:00- 4:00am Frankie Vega (In Your System, Chicago)

4:00- close Avex Axiom (Zuvaya, Chicago)

*to be announced

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