Junction 2 Announce Virtual Livestream With Adam Beyer, Carl Craig, Moodymann + Many More

It takes place on July 11th and 12th.

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Jun 30, 2020
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A highlight of the UK festival season, Junction 2 is going full steam ahead this year — virtually, that is — with a slightly revamped, Detroit-heavy lineup.

The retooled J2v comes as “a direct response to a process of reflection within our team over recent weeks,” the festival states. As such, the event will be not-for-profit, and has made Black Lives Matter a beneficiary charity.

The virtual event will be taking place across six hours and four stages for a fully-functional “online festival site,” which the J2 team promises will capture the same “mind-bending visuals and an inclusive atmosphere” the Boston Manor Park event is known for.

The newly added Mainframe stage, curated by longtime LWE collaborator Carl Craig (in association with Beatport), will feature a cadre of highly respected Detroit and Midwest house and techno artists, including Moodymann, Derrick May, Kyle Hall, DJ Holographic, K-HAND, Stacey Pullen, Waajeed, Jay Daniel, Amp Fiddler, Terrence Parker, DJ Minx, Rick Wilhite, Al Ester, DJ Dez Andres, Mike “Agent X” Clark, DJ Dez Andres, and Dantiez Saunderson. All artists are set to play back-to-back to back from a warehouse in Detroit — though this special event won’t be rebroadcast, so don’t miss it.

The Console stage, hosted by Drumcode, will feature Adam Beyer, ANNA, Alan Fitzpatrick, Joel Mull and Bart Skills. According to Junction 2, the arena will feature “eight spires with marble-shaped stacks form an octagonal perimeter around the dancefloor,” with the stage sitting atop a central pyramid, allowing “equally blessed visibility” for everyone.

The Vault stage will host a rebroadcast of Richie Hawtin’s 2019 J2 stream, followed by sets from Sama’, Maya Jane Coles, Anastasia Kristensen, and Daniel Avery. The festival promises the stage will make you feel “like you are being sucked into a techno vortex.”

And the Hex stage, “an imposing 6-sided pyramid,” as its name implies, will see a back-to-back sets from Saoirse & Shanti Celeste, with Effy, Jossy Mitsu, Âme live, and ReConnect favourite Maceo Plex.

All four stages will be broadcast live right here here on Beatportal, as well as on Beatport, meaning you can identify and purchase tracks in real time via Beatport’s live track identification system. The stream will also be hosted on Beatport’s Twitch, YouTube and Facebook pages.

Day two of J2v will feature The Speaker’s Corner, a panel discussion which aims to educate the Junction 2 audience to the Black history of electronic music, while supporting emerging Black talent. More details will be announced in the coming days.

Junction 2 is also raising money through sales of merchandise for Black Lives Matter, The Care Workers Charity, Refuge, The Outside Project and The Trussell Trust foodbanks — all causes J2 and Relentless Energy Drink, Asahi Super Dry, Pioneer DJ, Jagermeister, as well as Beatport raised thousands of pounds for with the recent J2v Black Box competition.

You can buy merch here, and head to Junction 2’s official website for more info on the Junction 2 virtual festival.

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