UK: Following an electrifying debut this year, Junction 2 has announced the first details for its second edition, set to unite a cast of electronic music luminaries on June 10 2017 with areas hosted by Drumcode and The Hydra inside the custom-built LWE Warehouse, which will feature a new outdoor stage.
Showcasing leading lights of electronic music at one of London’s most unique festival sites, Junction 2’s debut in June was hailed as one of the biggest success stories of the season, setting a new precedent for urban festival production and firmly making its mark on the city’s party calendar.
Junction 2 organisers, London Warehouse Events, promise the same exceptional sound and production values, bespoke stages, attention to detail, hidden forest enclaves and delicious food and drinks for next year’s edition.
Tickets released to 2016 attendees have already sold out with early bird tickets set for release in the coming weeks.
Junction 2 has released a film of its 2016 debut with BAFTA award-winning composer and sound designer, Alexander Parsons. Alexander fuses ‘found sound’ recorded from this year’s festival and merges it with tracks from Sam Paganini and Enrico Sanguiliano.
Enraptured by the unique surroundings of the festival, Parsons was inspired to “capture the divide between the real world and [the] enclosed capsule.”
“When we first found the Junction 2 site last year, we sensed we were onto something special,” said organisers LWE. “And looking at that extraordinary space under the M4 and the parkland surrounding it, we just knew that an incredible crowd and heavyweight sound levels could create something truly amazing. We’re still grinning from ear to ear – and even if our bank manager hasn’t seen the funny side, we can’t wait to make a start on the next chapter.
“The only thing making us nervous about Junction 2 in 2017 is living up to the expectations set by 2016. We’ve been thinking hard about how to replicate that atmosphere and the overriding conclusion we came to was that magic ingredient was the crowd. Yes, you lovely people who trusted us, had faith and came and danced with us at Junction 2.”