Review: Junction 2 – 9th June 2018

Junction 2 returns to Boston Manor Park for a 3rd consecutive year… and what a comeback it was! Converting the unique, incredible area located under the M4 into a mesmerising festival site really makes it second to none. The site had many different arenas: The Bridge, The Woods, The Pavilion, The Warehouse and The Hex stage. We were once again spoilt for choice and couldn’t seem to stay in one place for too long as we just wanted to explore.

With all of LWEs events, the whole day has been thoroughly planned from start to finish. Transport routes were available on the website nonetheless, as soon as you step off the tube there are helpful volunteers on shift to guide you to the festival. If this wasn’t enough sign posts were clearly marked with directions, security was giving a helping hand and toilets en route for those that need to “break the seal”.

Once we arrived the queue seemed quite daunting however, we got through extremely quickly; this is much an improvement from last year. Arriving just in time for William Djoko, the natural settings of The Woods arena was MEGA busy with everyone getting down to the grooves of the Junction 2 resident. Setting the pace perfectly for the day, then handing over to Soonja Moonear B2B Nicolas Lulz to continue the good vibes!

Moving onto The Hex Stage run by none other than Sonus, the solid beats echoed through the sound system. Although it started to rain slightly, this no way affected the atmosphere and the unison commitment of ravers was amazing. We caught Maya Jane Coles, Tale Of Us and the euphoric dance moves of Nina Kraviz before dashing over to The Bridge, where we caught the main man himself Carl Cox and Adam Beyer play outstanding solo sets. To close the evening, we were blessed with the B2B set of the day… Carl Cox B2B Adam Beyer!

Being known for their notorious organisation, Junction 2 could not be faulted. From providing free drinking water, to free ponchos and ear plugs! They were one step in front of everyone else holding initiatives like ‘Ask Angela’ whereby, if you feel unsure or uncomfortable then you could speak to a delegated member of staff for help and reassurance. We think this is a fantastic idea which can help maintain a good raving atmosphere to prevent the appalling behaviour you can get at a festival.

Overall, Junction 2 did not disappoint and we are already counting down the days until the next one, it seems near impossible to improve on this year however, we know LWE will continue to take pride in their events and make it the best experience for their ravers!

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