Fresh from unveiling its breathtaking full lineup, Junction 2 reveals unmissable B2B sets, stage splits and hosts for Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 2019 at Boston Manor Park.
Friday on the Main Stage is dominated by an array of electronic music pioneers, all capable of delivering genre-spanning sets of the highest calibre. A true icon of the scene, Mr. G brings a very special Selectors set to Boston Manor Park, while Bicep unleashes the blistering euphoria that has gained plaudits around the world, with Gilles Peterson, Daphni and Fort Romeau ensuring the carnival atmosphere never lets up.
Saturday welcomes a fiercely anticipated B2B duel between Maceo Plex and Tale Of Us, both appearing individually and side by side, in which their stinging electro and immersive techno should complement each other perfectly. The day’s heavyweight lineup is completed by Afterlife favourite VAAL and the ethereal electronica of Max Cooper.
Two of London’s leading dance music figureheads unite on Friday, as Junction 2 welcomes fabric to mark the beloved club’s 20 year anniversary. With fabric XX on hosting duties at The Bridge, there are only two artists that could fit the bill: minimal kingpin Ricardo Villalobos and long-standing resident Craig Richards, in his first of two towering sets at the festival. The talent keeps coming, as Innervisions head honcho Dixon, offbeat hitmaker DJ Koze, Job Jobse, and S_AS make exhilarating appearances throughout the day. The long-serving ambassadors of techno, Drumcode, take the reins on Saturday, with leader Adam Beyer serving up the bruising techno he’s so revered for and welcoming the finest talent to have graced the imprint, including Ida Engberg, Joseph Capriati, and Bart Skils. The legendary Richie Hawtin rounds off an eye-catching bill.
It’s fitting that Phonica Records hosts The Stretch on Friday, as the DJs locked in rank as some of the finest crate diggers in the game. Hunee, Motor City Drum Ensemble, and Jeremy Underground will leave no genre untapped and nor will the rapidly rising Carista and Peach, two of dance music’s most exciting prospects. Saturday, hosted by Sonus in association with DJ Magazine, is a feast for internationalists, showcasing some of Europe’s greatest selectors. Producer, DJ and label boss Loco Dice unleashes his gritty strain of house alongside old friend tINI, while Apollonia promise to take festival-goers on a full-throttle journey through deep acid tracks, joyful NY house and everything in between.
Between Objekt’s fragmented assault on club music, Daniel Avery’s glitchy IDM and the sheer power of DJ Stingray, a new intensity awaits within The Warehouse on Friday. This is the place to be for piledriver sets and unconventional selections with Saturday following a similar track.
Berghain favourite Etapp Kyle may be young but is held in high esteem for his relentless techno, whereas the internationally renowned Dax J makes his Junction 2 debut alongside a figure leading the charge of modern electronic music, Amelie Lens.
For those that stumble upon a blissful clearing in the trees, you’re in for a treat. An astonishing Call Super B2B Shanti Celeste set leads FACT’s takeover of The Woods on Friday, while Ben UFO’s exploration of deep grooves and rattling bass will no doubt prove to be one of the festival’s highlights.
One of Europe’s most respected promoters and record labels, VBX, hosts The Woods with an equally phenomenal bill on Saturday. After a rapturous reception last year, Sonja Moonear and Nicolas Lutz return for another thrilling B2B, with Amsterdam wild man San Proper and the totemic Craig Richards’ second set of the weekend ensuring Junction 2 reflects the depth, taste, and passion shared by selectors, partners, and guests alike.