The best way to experience Junction 2: Connections is via the Junction 2 Hub, found on our website. A one-stop-shop for all your needs, our custom built viewer is accessible via mobile and desktop and designed for pure uninterrupted viewing. Easily switch between the London, Berlin and Detroit streams and get talking to others in the chat room.
The Junction 2 Hub will be live from 14.00 GMT / 15.00 CEST / 07.00 EST this Saturday, 9th January, with The Speaker’s Corner in association Vice - a special pre-event countdown show that will lead into the Junction 2: Connections livestream, beginning at 18.00 GMT / 19.00 CEST / 13.00 EST.
For a fully immersive Junction 2: Connections experience, dive into our virtual world, J2v. The action takes place across three reimagined ‘stages’ that are yours to discover by walking around the online festival site. This includes The Console in association with Relentless Energy Drink, The Hex in association with Nordic Spirit and The Vault. In keeping with the Junction 2 spirit, these stages each have their own visuals, vibe and aesthetic and you are free to roam between them or remain stationary at your own leisure.
Since your last visit, our digital playground has received a few upgrades. We have added avatars so you can see yourself walk, dance and fly around the 3D space. There is also a new stream mode so you can experience the music even when exploring the world away from the virtual stages. The digital arts exhibition has expanded with short form videos submitted via Generate App and, to top it all off, we will be giving away an array of real life prizes, such as Pioneer headphones and Junction 2 tickets, via the in game collectibles.
The whole experience can be accessed seamlessly on both mobile and desktop for free. To enter our virtual world, simply visit the Junction 2 website from 18.00 BST / 19.00 CEST this Saturday 9th January. The world works best on Google Chrome and Safari on desktop and is fully compatible on Mac and PC.
The Console Stage (London) in association with Relentless
The Vault Stage (Berlin)
The Hex Stage (Detroit) in association with Nordic Spirit
One of the world's leading mobile game developers, Gameloft, has confirmed an exclusive partnership with Junction 2 for the Connections event. In the run-up to the broadcast, gamers and music fans will be invited to experience the music of Junction 2: Connections whilst participating in full throttle races across the iconic cities of London and New York, riding with the W Motors Lykan HyperSport luxury sports car within Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt 9: Legends.
The next gaming session will commence on Wednesday 6th January, overlapping with the festival broadcast on January 9th. On this day exclusive DJ sets from the Junction 2: Connections broadcast will be live streamed directly into Asphalt 8 Airborne and Asphalt 9: Legends in-app, replayed for the duration of the weekend; the ideal soundtrack for this exciting experience.
For Junction 2 : Connections we are also partnering with Beatport, the world’s largest electronic music store, who will be streaming all three stages live on www.beatport.com Users can purchase tracks live in real time via Beatport’s live track identification system. The stream will also be syndicated via Beatport’s Twitch, Youtube and Facebook live network.
You can also watch a selection of streams by downloading the WOOV app. This can be cast to your smart TV or viewed entirely on mobile, with the option to chat to your friends Houseparty style in your own private chat rooms.
Tune in to Rinse 106.8 FM to listen to a the London leg of sets from 18.00 BST / 19.00 CEST
Featuring a mix of panels and films exploring the past, present and future of electronic music communities in Detroit, Berlin and London, The Speaker’s Corner returns for a second edition, in advance of the event, this Saturday 9th January. Hosted in association with Vice and serving as the official pre-event countdown for our Junction 2: Connections livestream, tune in from 14.00 BST / 15.00 CEST for an afternoon of programming leading up to the main event.
The full program of speakers will be released in the coming days. The Speaker’s Corner can be experienced via the following platforms:
1. JUNCTION 2 WEBSITE
Head to VISIT WEBSITE