Industrial playground: Junction 2 has quickly become London's best techno event
In its second year, the techno all-dayer was back to thrill crowds in London at the weekend
Junction 2 was back in London over the weekend for its second annual instalment. Spearheaded by London Warehouse Events, after a successful debut in 2016, the one-day festival returned to Boston Manor Park in the west of the city.
LWE’s clutch over clubbers in LDN has snowballed in the last couple of years and this is the team’s biggest event to date. Demonstrating a vast vision for parties in London, the organisers continue to lead the way with ambitious locations, while upholding a stellar production level and booking policy.
During the short journey from train carriage to park gates, we don’t hesitate once as excited attendees guide our way and stewards help us cross a busy road. We’re greeted by unmistakable snare drum thuds upon entrance and it’s obvious that today, Boston Manor Park is a playground for house and techno heads.
Expanding from last year, there are now five areas to choose from and each one differs from the next. The M4 motorway snakes through right above our heads at the Drumcode stage, an industrial setting complimentary to the robust sounds of Ben Klock, Tale Of Us and label boss Adam Beyer.
Elsewhere there are two tents, one hosted by The Hydra, another concealed in a mock warehouse where Rødhåd, Daniel Avery and Chris Liebing play blinding sets. An open-air spot is run by Croatian festival Sonus and hidden among the trees is Into The Woods.
Almost 30 acts flex their mixing muscles over the 10-hour event and Boston Manor Park proves to be fertile ground for the event’s programming as the sun stays out all day, while a friendly and exciting atmosphere doesn’t falter once either.
Hear the top tunes from Junction 2 below.