Marking their long-awaited return, Junction 2 festival lands back at Boston Manor Park next June for the first time since 2019. Taking place across the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, will see J2 back in full force for a two day spectacle between Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th June 2022.
During the last two years, the beloved festival curated by London’s mainstay promoters LWE has been forced to adapt with the pandemic looming in the background. This unprecedented time became the breeding ground for the innovation of J2v – the UK’s first large-scale underground virtual festival and Junction 2: Connections bringing together people from around the world under one digital roof.
On top of that, J2 did manage to squeeze in a real life show this August at LWE’s spiritual home of Tobacco dock. A 48 hour takeover rounded off with after parties at the renowned Fabric London.
Now, all sights are set on the highly-anticipated return to their traditional weekend and it’s safe to say they’ve not held back with the lineup. Three years in the making, the two day event once again caters for a broad range of musical tastes. Covering every corner of electronic music from big room techno to gut-busting electro and blissful house.
Friday 3rd June continues to represent the festival’s commitment to offering a diverse selection of music with the likes of Jon Hopkins, Four Tet, Chaos In The CBD and Midland each bringing their signature niche sounds to London. Rising starlets Effy, Eclair Fifi, Peach and Roza Terenzi b2b D. Tifanny will no doubt show why they’re in such high demand right now.
Meanwhile J2’s weekend resident Avalon Emerson will be joined by techno queen Nina Kraviz and an exclusive extended set from the Hessle Audio Trio. Rounding off the Friday lineup finds the energetic pairing of Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa, Ben UFO, Fatima Yamaha, Cromby and many more.
Saturday’s billing sees a high flying list of techno titans and ones to watch. Drumcode boss Adam Beyer is welcomed back to Boston Manor park, along with label favourites Dense & Pika (live), Anna, Amelie Lens, and Richie Hawtin. Dax J & Kobosil will be locked & loaded with blistering beats, meanwhile Seth Troxler, Blawan and Dixon will be taking ravers on a trip-induced journey.
Completing the lineup brings acid maniacs 999999999 (live), Berghain resident Ben Klock, Kevin Saunderson’s alter ego E-Dancer, the legendary Robert Hood, Frankel & Harper, Brame & Hamo, Traumer and much, much more.
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Words: Ben Lovejoy
Images: Luke Dyson, Chris Cooper (Shotaway)