When Junction 2 arrived in 2015, it created waves in the UK festival environment. It combined the themes of nature, green fields, rivers and industrial features to create a striking backdrop that is still considered forward-thinking to this day. Raving under the M4 motorway bridge harkens back to the early years of rave culture, to a time of quirky venues, intriguing backdrops and an emphasis placed on bringing the crowd together – with Junction literally meaning to connect, the brand has brought like-minded people to party under a unique soundscape.
With an ethos based on dynamic artists, pleasing production, extended sets, no VIP and the crowd being the key, J2 has evolved into something cherished by the UK techno scene. Something which has also since been commended, with the event winning back-to-back awards for Best UK festival at DJ Mag’s Best of British in 2017/18.
This isn’t the first time Junction 2 has taken over Tobacco Docks, a venue that has solidified itself as a UK leader in throwing exceptional parties with some of the world’s leading electronic brands. The likes of ABODE, Drumcode, and elrow have all hosted sell-out shows – Junction 2 looks to be no different.
As the year comes to a close, J2 will throw their launch party on December 29th as the final event of the year at the iconic venue. Ahead of their 4th year in the game, the launch will provide a glimpse of what’s to come at their next summer festival.
In signature J2 style, a plethora of talent from across the house & techno spectrum is set to feature, with a fine blend of established selectors along with some fast rising stars. Whether it’s the industrial settings of the Car Park or the warehouse style The Great Gallery that takes your pick, lengthy sets from the carefully considered lineup will occupy all three rooms.
Drumcode head honcho Adam Beyer will make his long awaited return to the Car Park after a 3 year hiatus. Sure to bring his thumping techno with him, he will be joined by Joel Mull and Uakoz. The Great Gallery offers more of a melodic set up, with Dixon crafting his unique sound for an extended allotment. Mind Against and Trikk complete the bill, which will no doubt result in an memorable exploration of electronic music.
Finally in The Gallery, one of techno’s fastest rising stars, the Belgian techno goddess Amelie Lens brings her emphatic beats to London, which will be sure to take your breath away. Alongside Amelie is a UK debut b2b from mainstays ÂME and RØDHÅD and support from Fort Romeau.
Final tickets available here.