Remember, remember the fifth of November… as bonfire night ushers us deep into autumn, festival season is, admittedly, somewhat of a stretch away. But Junction 2 are lighting fireworks for next summer already, as they today announced the first band of house and techno elites joining them at Boston Manor Park on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June.
Much like this year, 2020’s landmark fifth year will see Friday’s music policy lean towards underground house music, while Saturday’s identity will stick to a core of techno artists as has become tradition.
Starting with Friday, and the huge headline act is none-other than Jon Hopkins Live. Set to be his only full live London performance of the entire year, you can expect an audio-visual sensory overload with Hopkins set to incorporate his awe-inspiring immersive elements.
Joining Jon Hopkins is another widely-acclaimed producer in Four Tet. Kieran Hebden is continually pushing boundaries with his deep felt electronica, that has made him one of the most three dimensional characters within the scene. Friday continues strong, as trio Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea - otherwise known as collective Hessle Audio - are the next act on the bill. Known to traverse the full spectrum of UK-influenced dance music strands, you can expect them to dig deep and take attendees to corners nobody else can. Lastly, Trans star and vivacious force of nature Honey Dijon will be bringing her bodacious take on house music to Boston Manor Park.
Moving onto Saturday, and it goes without saying that festival ambassador Adam Beyer returns once again to lead the front line. The figurehead will play his only London festival appearance, adding further prestige to what has become known as an unmissable set.
He’ll be joined by three returning faces. Ben Klock, Amelie Lens and Dax J embody the pillars of modern techno. While Belgian Lens and hometown hero Dax both made their mark felt last year with standout sets, evergreen Berlin star Klock was present during year two in 2017. All add dynamism to proceedings.
After fabric’s Craig Richard’s stint in 2019, for the next edition, Avalon Emerson will be the weekend resident. The San Franciscan native will play on both Friday and Saturday, will multiple sets allowing her to showcase the full range of her absorbing repertoire.
Quite a start! And as history points, J2 always leave some heavy-hitters in the bag for future announcements. Already both days are starting to take shape, and we can’t wait to see how they evolve over the coming months.
First release Friday, weekend and second release Saturday tickets are all on sale here.