Junction 2: Full lineup announcedTue 14th Jan
With just six months to go until Junction 2, we’ve now locked down the full lineup of selectors and performers who best represent the kaleidoscopic diversity of underground dance music.
The goal of Junction 2 has always been to host the most exciting music in the best possible settings, and this lineup is packed with acts who will set Boston Manor Park’s six stages alight. In addition to our previous announcements, new artists joining Friday’s bill draw from all points of the underground. Crowd favourite, DJ Koze will bring his singular brand of groovy dream-house back to Boston Manor Park for the third time, while there’s also a debut for Kiwi brothers, Chaos in the CBD , and their blissful take on house and modern broken beat. Another debutant is the chameleonic Midland, a producer and DJ renowned for his mercurial flow and ability to enthral a dancefloor for lengthy spells.
Acclaimed British DJ and producer Leon Vynehall is also announced. The Ninja Tunes artist will bring his masterfully crafted house music to Boston Manor Park on day 1. Eris Drew adds her infectious, ecstatic energy to Friday, with a set powered by tracks invoking the expressive breaks and joyful vocals of rave. Elsewhere there’ll be live performances from Aurora Halal and electro legend DMX Krew, while DJ sets from Eclair Fifi, Carlota, Peach, Yu Su, Ceri, Cromby and D. Tiffany will round out the bill.
They’ll all be joining stellar names including our weekend resident, Avalon Emerson, along with Jon Hopkins, whose spellbinding music will be matched by immersive visuals in what will be his only festival appearance in London this year. Lighting up the night with a DJ set from his unrivalled collection will be Four Tet, while Nina Kraviz will be unleashing the raw power of her techno selections too. Newcomer, Roza Terenzi, will bring the breaks for some heads-down dancing, but for those who want it more hands in the air there’s the rowdy Chicago sounds of Honey Dijon.
For Saturday’s dive into the deepest parts of techno and underground house we’ve added the exceptional Robert Hood. From original bass and drums minimalism to maximal vocal tracks, the Underground Resistance founder has done it all and he’ll be deploying his arsenal in a very rare live performance and a full UK festival exclusive. Joining him from the Motor City, Seth Troxler has become lauded for his uncanny ability to lead dancefloors from breezy grooves into jacking toughness. We’ve also got a live performance from new school hero, DJ Boring, whose wistfully melodic tracks have earned him a global profile. No strangers to headlining big raves are Mind Against, the Italian duo who’ve pioneered their own form of dark, swirling electronica.
Saturday still has more to give though, with live appearances from acid lovers 999999999, the razor-edged Benjamin Damage and uncompromising techno from Dense & Pika. Luminaries, Blawan,Joel Mull and Binh will put their stamp on the night, and exciting new sounds from up and comers including Adiel, Brame & Hamo and Japanese favourite, Fumiya Tanaka, will sit alongside Kiara Scuro, Omar, Sama, Sugar Free, and Traumer.
As with Friday, our new Saturday additions join those already confirmed to play on a bill that puts the underground in the spotlight. Following his all-conquering Main Stage set in 2019, Maceo Plex is back with more of his deep, dramatic sounds. Another DJ renowned for deepness is Dixon, who’ll return with another set of infectious, wide-ranging house records. For the darker hearts, Berghain’s Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann will both make the systems shake, while the relentless techno of Amelie Lens also promises to reinforce her reputation for intensity. All smiles but all business, Dr. Rubinstein spins hardcore-fuelled breaks and techno for the first time at Junction 2, while Saturday is, of course, capped by our longest-running association, the thunderous Adam Beyer, in his only London festival appearance of the summer.
The full lineup is now in place but there’s plenty more information to come and we’ll soon be releasing further details of our new and redesigned stages for 2020.
Aurora Halal Live
Chaos in the CBD
DMX Krew Live
Fatima Yamaha Live
Hessle Audio (Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea)
Jon Hopkins Live
Benjamin Damage Live
Brame & Hamo
Dense & Pika Live
DJ Boring Live
Francesco Del Garda
Robert Hood Live
Weekend resident: Avalon Emerson