Junction 2 preview

Techno takes over west London’s Boston Manor Park when Junction 2 Festival returns for its second year on Saturday, June 10th. This year organisers LWE have added two new stages with involvement from Sonus Festival and Into the Woods to add to Drumcode, The Hydra and LWE Warehouse stages. We take a pick of an acts to see away from the main Drumcode stage who might otherwise pass you by.

Sonus Festival stage

One to see: Eagles and Butterflies - with releases on Innervisions, Get Physical and Bedrock, the English-born, LA-based producer Chris Barratt is invovled in some of the most respected electronic music labels.

Also playing: Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex, Recondite, Sam Paginini, DJ Tennis.

The Hydra

One to see: Willow - a headline performance in the Charge Bay at The Printworks for The Hydra back in April was a vinyl-only affair of classy productions old and new. Expect more of the same at Junction 2.

Also playing: Daphni, DJ Koze, Andrew Weatherall, Dolan Bergin.

LWE Warehouse

Ones to see: Charlotte De Witte and Planetary Assault Systems. It’s a case of the old and the new. De Witte has been winning plaudits for her sets. Meanwhile Luke Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems alias often passes by without the respect he’s due - expect some forward-thinking, industrial-tinged beats from the veteran played live.

Also playing: Chris Liebing, Alan Fitzpatrick, Daniel Avery, Rødhåd, ø [Phase].

Into The Woods

One to see: Veteran DJ Jane Fitz has the honour of being resident at Freerotation, as well as East London’s Pickle Factory while co-running party Night Moves with Jade Seatle. Expect anything from thumping techno to more ambient beats.

Also playing: Praslea, Janeret, Kolo & Dyze, Tarek Charbonnier, G. Walker.


Let’s not forget the epic main stage which stretches out below the M4 acting like a corridor of techno with the comfort of a concrete ceiling and a lack of noise restrictions thanks to the traffic. You’ll be able to see Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Ida Engberg, Reset Robot and Tale of Us here.

For tickets and details go to junction2.london.

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