Returning to its original home, the legendary Boston Manor Park, this year’s Junction 2 is expected to be the most daring yet. With fresh stage designs, an upgraded venue, and a long-term ambition, Junction 2 will see a renewed focus on alliances, with DJs performing mesmerising back-to-back performances, having confirmed a host of familiar favourites with new members of the Junction 2 family. Adding to the already historic lineup, the team have added B.LOVE, CASHU, CC:DISCO!, DAN SHAKE, DJ SEINFELD, I. JORDAN, KETTAMA, MANAMI, MAX COOPER (LIVE), NABIHAH IQBAL (DJ SET) AND NIKS FOR THE FRIDAY AND ADIEL, BATU, BITTER BABE, CHRIS AVANTGARDE, EHUA, KAS:ST, KIIMI, MATHAME (AV), NICK LEÓN PLUS HESSLE AUDIO for the Saturday.
Junction 2 will be held on July 21st and 22nd this year, reuniting the Junction 2 family after three postponed festivals.
Completing what was already a stellar roster, we are delighted to announce the full lineup of artists joining us at Boston Manor Park this July for Junction 2. These new names expand upon the eclectic range of styles already announced, each bringing something new to the table. Featuring expansive live and AV performances alongside forward-thinking DJs, topped off with two more of the UK’s most revered music partners, we cannot wait to see this all come together this summer.Jeff Gray, Promoter at Junction 2
On Friday, J2 continues the wide-ranging explorations of house, bass and techno, with acts commonly spoken of as selectors and tastemakers within the scene. These include CC:DISCO and DAN SHAKE, both revered within the worlds of house, disco and its adjacent styles; musical chameleon DJ SEINFELD; NABIHAH IQBAL, who plays a special DJ set; I. JORDAN, one of the underground scene’s most in-demand producers and DJs, and MAX COOPER, who brings his larger-than-life live set to Boston Manor Park for the first time.
Alongside these initial names are more artists making debuts at the festival, including the ever-evolving DJ SEINFELD; Irish rave star KETTAMA; the energetic and eclectic force of Cashu; future star MANAMI, who continues to make waves across the global scene; Black Artist Database founder and top shelf selector NIKS, who will now go B2B with OTIK, and deep digger B.LOVE, whose enviable record bag is always full of sought-after house cuts. All these additions round off what is sure to be an inspiring and transformative day of electronic music at Boston Manor Park where previously announced names include UNDERWORLD, JEFF MILLS, DIXON, BEN UFO B2B HELENA HAUFF, DAPHNI B2B HUNEE, MALL GRAB B2B SKIN ON SKIN, MIDLAND, DJ STINGRAY B2B OBJEKT, ELKKA B2B SOFIA KOURTESIS, OR:LA, MONA YIM, STORM MOLLISON and KT.
Adding to the above, J2 are very excited to have London institution Phonica Records the festival as music partners for the day, continuing the long-running friendship with the city’s most revered record shop in its 20th year.
Meanwhile, a host of unique performers have been added to Saturday’s roster, expanding upon the techno, minimal and tech-house foundation built from the first announcement. These include techno powerhouse ADIEL; classically trained forward-thinker CHRIS AVANTGARDE; melodic masters MATHAME, who bring their earth-shattering AV set with them; the unstoppable duo of KAS:ST, and fast-riser KIIMI.
Saturday’s stylistic boundaries are also expanded by the inclusion of some of the brightest lights in underground dance music rooted in soundsystem culture, headed up by one of the UK’s most beloved imprints, HESSLE AUDIO. These include Timedance boss BATU, one of the game’s most technically gifted and daring contributors; the Miami-based combination of NICK LEÓN and BITTER BABE, who have pushed Latin-influenced sounds to the forefront of global dance music recently, and EHUA, the Italian-Ivorian DJ and producer treading new paths within experimental bass music.
These new additions complete the 2nd day of this year’s Junction 2 having previously announced ADAM BEYER B2B CIREZ D, CHARLOTTE DE WITTE, NINA KRAVIZ, ENZO SIRAGUSA B2B DYED SOUNDOROM, MARGARET DYGAS B2B SONJA MOONEAR, PRALESH (RARESH B2B PRASLEA), DAX J, FJAAK, SAMA’ ABDULHADI, ASTRA CLUB (CARLITA B2B DJ TENNIS), GENE ON EARTH B2B THE GHOST, ASCH PINTURA and KESSIE. In addition to Hessle Audio, Fuse also join us as a music partner on the day.
Completing the strongest Junction 2 bill in history, all these names have been specially selected for their ability to make magic happen on our dancefloors. They all represent thriving corners of the scene, bringing sounds into the future and recognising what came before in the process. When all of these names get together this July, it will really be something truly special.