The first names have been announced for London’s Junction 2 2017, which will return to Boston Manor Park for its second year on Saturday 10th June. Following on from a hugely successful inaugural weekend last summer, the festival will be back after a significant enlargement, with two stages to be added for the sophomore event. Though only a few names have unveiled thus far, the lineup is already looking like serious business, with Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Daphni and Chris Liebing confirmed and more big name DJs sure to follow.
Drumcode head Adam Beyer starred at the festival last year, leading the Drumcode stage ahead of guests like Alan Fitzpatrick and Carl Craig, so you can expect big things from his crew again this summer. One of Junction 2’s partners, Beyer will use his significant pulling power to bring in some techno titans, as already indicated by the presence of Berghain’s Ben Klock in this initial lineup announcement. A techno behemoth guaranteed to draw a crowd, Klock has been responsible for inspiring hedonistic carnage in Berlin’s most famous club for many years, and is widely regarded as one of the genre’s power players.
Chris Liebing is another DJ cut from similar cloth to Beyer and Klock, having used his CLR label to promote some of the finest techno, tech-house and minimal sounds that Germany has heard. A seasoned selector as well as a respected producer, Liebing’s addition reaffirms that Junction 2 will once again be well-stocked in the techno department when it hits in 2017.
That’s not to say that the festival will be single-geared, however, as the eclectic tastes of Daphni will ensure that the festival is a varied spectacle. Dan Snaith, leader of Caribou, will take to the decks under his Daphni alias, providing a global outlook to his trippy house, disco and everything else that you can dance to. With one of the two new stages also focussing on bringing ‘new talent and breakthrough sounds’ to a hidden-away part of the Boston Manor woods, Junction 2 is shaping up as an even better event than last year, covering a broader spectrum of electronic music without sacrificing any of the high quality that we have come to expect.
Tickets for Junction 2 2017 are now onsale, with a monthly payment plan also available from just £8.22 per month including TicketPlan refund protection.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of The Windish Agency