The second Cross The Tracks one-day festival in Brockwell Park on Sunday 7 June next year is set to repeat last year’s winning mix of jazz, funk, soul and more.
The first acts, announced today (27 November), include:
Sister Sledge – with original lead singer Kathy Sledge
Desert nomad rock from Grammy winners Tinariwen, who began their career in Mali 40 years ago
Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B
BBC 6 host and WorldwideFM founder Gilles Peterson
Legendary soul, funk and dub connoisseur Norman Jay MBE
Berlin-based Nu Guinea, originally from Naples, with a full live band
Long-time dub stars Channel One sound system
Jazz from Shabaka and the Ancestors, led by London based maestro Shabaka Hutchins
DJ Shy One
DJ Tash LC
South London vocalist Jaz Karis
R&B from Pip Millet
South London crossover pianist Ashley Henry
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a Chicago-based seven-piece formed of sons of trumpeter Phil Cohran – their song War was featured in The Hunger Games film.
Texan Blue Note Records artist Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
London-based jazz tuba master Theon Cross
BBC 1 Xtra DJ Jamz Supernova
British soul vocalist and songwriter Lynda Dawn
London-based singer and producer Aaron Taylor
As well as great music from legendary names and top talent from the current generation, organisers promise street food from 40 traders and craft beer.
There will also be a “wellness area”, as well as creative markets, a record and art fair, panels, workshops and talks addressing cultural issues with experts in their field.
Cross The Tracks
Sunday 7 June 2020