Junction 2 2023. A year of rebirth, regrowth and new collaborations.
Returning to its original home, the inimitable Boston Manor Park, this year’s edition of Junction 2 is set to be the boldest yet.
Friday 21st July 2023
The festival has an eclectic bill that bridges the gaps between strains of house, bass and techno and the classic sounds that have come before it. Underworld make their long-awaited return to London and their first performance in their home city in 4 years. They will be joined by Detroit techno icon Jeff Mills, for his greatly anticipated Junction 2 debut. Utilising four decks alongside his trusty 909, Jeff will no doubt take the Junction 2 faithful to places they have never been to before.
These two titans will be joined by a collection of DJs with many playing back-to-back. These include the pairing of Helena Hauff and Ben UFO; Daphni and Hunee; Objekt and DJ Stingray 313, Elkka and Sofia Kourtesis and techno masters Mall Grab and Skin on Skin. You’ll also find Dixon, Midland, Or:la, Otik, Mona Yim, KT and Storm Mollison.
While Friday exhibits a varied range of musical sensibilities, Saturday presents a more streamlined display of artists, with particular focus on the realms of techno, minimal and tech-house.
Adam Beyer returns to Junction 2 once again, this time, however it’s a bit different. The Drumcode boss is going toe-to-toe with fellow Swede Eric Prydz, under his techno moniker Cirez D, in their first ever performance together in the London. Charlotte de Witte and Nina Kraviz will also be welcomed back to Boston Manor Park.
Building on these techno mainstays, this year will also play host to Dax J, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Astra Club (the inspired pairing of Carlita and DJ Tennis), FJAAK, DJ Holographic, Asch Pintura and Kessie. Seminal UK label Hessle Audio, will be taking over the woods. Alongside label heads Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea will be an array of DJs known for their forward-thinking attitude to DJing and production, specially curated by the trio themselves, to be announced soon.
Continuing the theme of musical collaboration, FUSE arrive at Junction 2 for their first ever festival stage in their home city, where they will showcase a number of B2Bs throughout the Saturday. These include Enzo Siragusa and Dyed Soundorom, Sonja Moonear and Margaret Dygas, Raresh and Praslea – performing as Praslesh – plus The Ghost and Gene on Earth.
Tickets and more info available at www.junction2.london