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Brian Coney
13 June 2022, 13:02

Junction 2 festival cancelled due to London Transport Network strike action

"We are in disbelief at this decision," organisers said


Junction 2 festival has been cancelled, with the organisers citing ongoing strike action by the London Transport Network as the primary reason.

Scheduled to make its return after 3 years from 18th-19th June, at its new home at Trent Park in North London, the festival announced on 10th June that it was no longer able to go ahead due to industrial action taking place across the London Transport Network.

Posting on Instagram, Junction 2 organisers said: "We are devastated to announce that due to ongoing industrial action taking place across the London Transport Network, and its potential impact on Junction 2 festival goers, Enfield Council have taken the decision to withdraw Trent Park as the venue for our event."

"We take huge pride in the curation and delivery of our events and with our local partners, we were committed to resolving the transport challenges," they added. "After a 3-year wait, a weekend expected to run at full capacity and the site build about to commence, we are in disbelief at this decision."

Originally scheduled to take place on the first weekend of June in Boston Manor Park, this year's festival was set to feature performances by Four Tet, Anz, Avalon Emerson, Midland, Leon Vynehall, Jossy Mitsu, Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa, Adam Beyer, ANNA, Anastasia Kristensen and Amelie Lens, among many more.

The festival confirmed ticketholders would be automatically refunded for the cancellation. Read the full statement below.

On Tuesday 21st June, over 1,000 members of Unite will, according to the union, "strike in protest at plans to slash the value of their pensions and close the existing final salary scheme". Services could also be affected on 22 June.