It’s the bank holiday weekend, it’s the first beaming sunshine pushing the mercury past 20 in London this year and we’re just coming out of seemingly the longest winter on record.
If you’re like me, you’re going to take every advantage of this fine opportunity and push the pedal to the metal today, which means you might be a little tender tomorrow. So, without further ado, let me present to you your soothing Sunday plan after your wild Saturday- Cross The Tracks.
The highly anticipated Cross The Tracks festival is taking place at London’s beautiful Brockwell Park tomorrow (Sunday, May 28th). With a lineup that boasts an incredible mix of renowned artists and emerging talents, this one-day celebration promises an unforgettable experience for funk and soul lovers. In addition to the captivating performances, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore a creative market, attend insightful talks and workshops, and indulge in delicious food and drinks from local traders- what more could you ask for on a hangover? Let’s dive into the details of this unmissable event!
Who to see:
The Cross The Tracks festival proudly presents an exceptional lineup that perfectly blends soul, jazz, and funk, showcasing the finest talents from established and emerging artists.
Of course, NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) and Kelis are a must-see on your agenda, but you should also add these.
It’s Roy Ayers farewell tour! The 82-year-old will show you up with the amount of energy he has (enough to inject a huge amount into you too) – do not miss! After grooving hard to our Roy, Hermanos Gutiérrez will leave you so zen with their wistful guitars that you’ll likely forget where you are and just become one with Brockwell Park – a big recommendation from me here!
Hak Baker too.
The acclaimed British jazz quintet Ezra Collective. Known for their innovative fusion sounds, Ezra Collective‘s live performances are known to captivate audiences and offer a fluid musical journey.
Liv.e brings her unique blend of funk, soul, and Southern hip-hop influences, accompanied by hazy lo-fi production. Scottish sensation Sam Gellaitry‘s vivid sound incorporates elements of disco, layered vocals, and jazzy rhythms. The renowned Nightmares On Wax will treat attendees to a mesmerizing DJ set, showcasing their expertise in downtempo, dub, Latin, and world music. Furthermore, the talented hip-hop and soul singer, writer, and producer Emmavie will contribute her distinct sound to the festival’s vibrant atmosphere.
Additional musical goodness comes in the form of Alexander Nut, the head of Eglo Records, who will deliver an eclectic DJ set. The contemporary jazz outfit Ishmael Ensemble will grace the stage with their mesmerizing compositions. Kaidi Tatham, a pioneer of broken beat, will team up with DJ Gilla for a special DJ set, promising an unforgettable experience.
Beyond the Music:
Cross The Tracks festival is more than just a music event. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a rich creative market, offering unique and handcrafted items. The festival also presents insightful talks, panels, and workshops in collaboration with its charity partners, allowing visitors to engage with the vibrant cultural scene. The site will be adorned with captivating art installations, breathing life into the lush green surroundings of Brockwell Park.
To keep you refreshed and energized, the festival boasts over 40 breweries from across South London, ensuring a wide variety of beverages to suit all tastes. With more than 40 food and drink traders, visitors can indulge in an array of delectable culinary delights. The festival organizers have also curated specially designed stages, providing the perfect ambience for the diverse range of musical performances. Additionally, attendees can take advantage of the excellent facilities, including bespoke bars, luxury VIP toilets, and lush chillout areas.
Coming in hot, Cross The Tracks festival promises a carefully curated and tasteful celebration of soul, jazz, and funk. With its impressive lineup of renowned artists and emerging talents, combined with a vibrant creative market, insightful talks, and captivating art installations, this festival is set to be an immersive experience for music and culture enthusiasts alike. Make sure to secure your tickets and be a part of this unforgettable one-day celebration tomorrow, May 28th at Brockwell Park, London. Let the music and positive vibes transport you on a soulful journey like no other.
For last-minute ticket information and further details, visit the official website: https://www.xthetracks.com/.
P.S. You don’t have to be hungover x