Now featuring a Detroit-tastic fourth stage and an evening of panel discussions and films
J2v, this year's virtual edition of London's Junction 2 festival, will now be going ahead this weekend (Sat 11 and Sun 12 July).
With this year's event cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Junction 2's organisers first planned to stage the virtual festival on 6 June, but then postponed it at the last minute as a gesture of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests that were taking place that same weekend.
Now the festival will kick off at 6pm (London time) this Saturday, and run through till midnight. The line-up we told you about the first time around still stands – so you still get Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Maya Jane Coles, Richie Hawtin, Daniel Avery, Maceo Plex, Âme, Octo Octa and Saoirse B2B Shanti Celeste – but now an extra stage has been added. Curated by Carl Craig and presented in association with Beatport, The Mainframe will host sets from, among others, Amp Fiddler, Kevin Saunderson, K-Hand, Dantiez Saunderson, Moodymann, Stacey Pullen and Terrence Parker. You might notice something of a theme there…
What's more, the festival will now run to a second day, with the six hours of livestreamed music on Saturday followed by Speaker's Corner on Sunday. Again running from 6pm, this event will feature "panels and films exploring the roots and future of electronic music" and include contributions from the likes of Seth Troxler, Derrick Carter and Carl Craig.
All proceeds from the event will be divided between the charities Black Lives Matter UK, The Outside Project, Trussell Trust Foodbanks, The Care Workers Charity and Refuge.
For full details, see Junction 2's own website.
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