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Stage splits at the all-new Junction 2 Festival

House | Wednesday 1st June 2022 |

Three long years have passed since Junction 2 last set foot in the capital, and as we count down the last few weeks before event weekend the team is giving the public a sneak peek at the brand new stage designs they can expect to see alongside stage splits how the site will look.

 

The six brand new stage concepts to support the outstanding lineup will all feel completely different with The Arches, The Stealth, The Observatory, The Tunnel, The Dome and The Speaker’s Corner all debuting at this one-off event. With its rolling hills and leafy surroundings, the idyllic backdrop of Trent Park, North London gives the Junction 2 team the opportunity to bring the magic of the festival to this vast, open space on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2022. 

 

Being that The Arches will be where many of the live acts will be playing, the stage is something more accustomed to a concert performance with a screen backdrop and speakers on either side and lined across the front. The overhead rigs will be fitted with lighting and production, which will become their own as day slowly turns to night. Jon Hopkins, Max Cooper, Ben Böhmer, George FitzGerald and Robert Hood are just a few of the live acts being put front-and-centre under the lights.

 

The Stealth is an expansive, open-air stage that provides clear sight lines of the artists no matter where people are stood with a dancefloor big enough to accommodate J2’s largest crowds. Such space is needed when you consider the talent on display here. Four Tet, Hessle Audio and TSHA on the Saturday, followed by Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens and ANNA on the Sunday. The masses will flock here for the big spectacle.

 

The Observatory comes modelled with a stretched canvas roof. Not only does this offer a degree of shielding from the elements, but an entrapped sonic dynamism. Those who love crisp, multi-layered sonics will appreciate the intimacy this space provides. The DJs are also closer to ground level, putting them eye-level with the dancefloor, whilst attendees are able to surround the booth from all sides. DJs such as Dixon, Maribou State DJ, Nina Kraviz, Esa, Dr Rubinstein and FJAAK were chosen with this in mind.

The Tunnel is a long rectangular corridor that’s completely sealed and pitch black inside. With vision impaired, the sense of hearing will be heightened, creating an intense festival experience. With names like Dax J, Avalon Emerson, Romy, 999999999 Live and Benjamin Damage Live playing here across the weekend, the emphasis is firmly placed on the sound.

 

The Dome comes as described, with panels keeping things nice and cosy, as well as enclosing the sound. By day, natural light will be pouring through, then after darkness has taken hold, the illumination in the night sky will sparkle above, as the headliners take us through to close. Roza Terenzi, D.Tiffany, Jossy Mitsu, Margaret Dygas and Fumiya Tanaka all play here.

 

Lastly, Junction 2 presents The Speaker’s Corner, a space for artist-led conversations exploring electronic music culture across both days. Take a seat and join the talent as they explore the stories of the artists and collectives on this year’s lineup… straight from the horse’s mouth. Grab a beer courtesy of Asahi, and prepare to get up close and personal.

 

As Junction 2 continues to stamp down a sonic vision with authority, the 2022 festival plans are a statement of that intent. Combined with the production, operational and core values that the attendees have come to expect, this all underlines Junction 2’s position as London’s premier electronic music festival.

 

 

www.junction2.london

Address:
Trent Park, London

Dates:
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2022

12pm - 10pm 

ARTISTS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

SATURDAY 18TH JUNE

THE ARCHES:
Jon Hopkins live
Max Cooper live
Ben Bohmer live
George FitzGerald live
Rival Consoles live
Ela Minus live
Willow
Ceri

THE STEALTH:
Four Tet
Maceo Plex
Hessle Audio
TSHA
Yu Su
Carlota Marques

THE OBSERVATORY: LOVE UNLIMITED
Dixon
Maribou State DJ
Chaos In The CBD
Eclair Fifi
Esa
Effy

THE TUNNEL: PHONICA
Mount Kimbie DJ
Avalon Emerson
Romy
Peach
Binh
Tasker

THE DOME:
Zenker Brothers
Roza Terenzi b2b D. Tiffany
Bambounou
Jossy Mitsu
Tasha

SUNDAY 19TH JUNE
THE ARCHES:
Ben Klock
Maceo Plex
Robert Hood live
Mind Against
Adiel
Anii

THE STEALTH: DRUMCODE
Adam Beyer
Amelie Lens
Anna
E-Dancer live
Dense & Pika
Joel Mull

THE OBSERVATORY:
Nina Kraviz
FJAAK DJ
Dr Rubinstein
DMX Krew live
Frankel & Harper

THE TUNNEL:
Dax J
Blawan
999999999 live
Benjamin Damage live
Anastasia Kristensen
Theo Nasa

THE DOME: HALF BAKED
Margaret Dygas
Fumiya Tanaka
Traumer
Omar
Sugar Free
Sam Bangura b2b Robin Ordell

 

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