Since arriving on the scene in 2016, Junction 2’s vision has been pioneering. Uniting festival ambassador Adam Beyer with larger than life Carl Cox under The Bridge for the first-time in history underlined our commitment for breaking new territory. The scenes that followed were predictably apocalyptic with a B2B that shook the M4 flyover to its foundations. This one registered a straight ten on the Richter scale. Elsewhere, Innervision’s supremos Dixon and Âme played side-by-side for six glorious hours, displaying telepathic chemistry behind the decks. Then we had Len Faki rip-roaring his way inside the Warehouse, thrashing out belter after belter. In every corner of Boston Manor Park, the industry’s elite brought their A-game.
After the successes of Year 1 & 2, it was tempting to let our imagination run away with us. But in the end, we revisited our core principles, refocused and delivered a third edition that played to the festival’s strengths: great sound, high-spec production, extended sets, no VIP and no plastic tents. Helped delivered, in no small part, to our knowledgeable, inclusive crowd. This is what made J2 great, and what continues to make it stand out amid a sea of riskless uniformity.