Cross The Tracks: The Summer Party of Year Where the Legends and Next Gen Pioneers of Soul Music Collide
Festival season is upon us and there’s a brand new festival promising a fresh perspective and ultimate summer party vibes. Whilst the UK festival scene is increasingly genre-agnostic, Cross The Tracks is coming to Brockwell Park, Brixton, Sunday 9 June 2019, with a stunning line-up of the best of the new age and legends of Soul, Jazz and Funk.
Headlined by Chaka Khan, with performances from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Jazzie B of Soul II Soul, Cross The Tracks presents the greatest of throwback feels. Sharing the stage with these legends are some of 2019’s must forward-thinking Soul Music acts, including Masego, Jordan Rakei and Poppy Ajudha.
Have a quick scroll down for all the reasons you don’t want to miss out on your spot on the soul train that is Cross The Tracks.
The best soulful line-up out
There simply isn’t a festival line-up this summer we’re more excited to see. For lovers of all things Soul and Jazz, this is absolutely the one.
The line up above really speaks for itself, but some quick highlights. Poppy Ajudha is arguably, the most exciting up and comer in the UK, winning Best Soul Act at the Jazz FM Awards amongst other accolades. She’s one of Barack Obama’s favourite singers too. Masego, the multi-instrumentalist talent, known for his self-dubbed ‘Trap House Jazz’ and delectable live jam sessions. He’s been lighting up stages around the world with performances like the magical Nairobi set below. That magic coming to London town is one not to miss.
Then there’s Jordan Rakei whose recent London show was a marvel. Skinhead Soul princess, Etta Bond, with the smoothest R&B vibes. OSHUN and Children of Zeus with Hip Hop Soul vibes of varying but equally delicious flavours. Some of the most promising up and comers in Soul Music – Eliza, Osca Jerome, Poppy Ajudha, Tertia May, Iyamah, Maya Law, Catching Cairo and more. Plus more acts seem to be added every week!
Finally, the Queen of Funk herself, the truly legendary Chaka Khan. Not sure how you beat Chaka as a headliner.
The food will be a lituation
Cross The Tracks will be hosting 40 of London’s street food vendors notorious for all of the right reasons cause good food takes a great festival experience to an unmissable one. The best food in the capital is very much part of the cultural experience the Cross The Tracks organisers have curated. Showcasing cuisine from around the world, the festival has been well-dubbed a ‘Soul, Jazz and Funk Feast’.
More than just a music festival, Cross The Tracks is rather a multi-hyphenate cultural experience with great music at its core. The one-day extravaganza will include a record fair, an independent creative market, creative workshops, talks and panels. No dull moments in sight.
Fuss free all around
No camping necessary. All this summertime madness in Brockwell Park in the heart of Brixton. Have a great day in the sun and if you play your cards right, be in bed by midnight. What’s not to love?
Cross The Tracks is at Brockwell Park, Brixton on Sunday 9 June. Get your tickets for £25 – £55 here.
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