- Words Miriam Balanescu
Beloved Brixton jazz, funk, and soul festival, Cross the Tracks, has just dropped its second wave of artists.
With En Vogue, The Cinematic Orchestra, Sister Sledge, Jordan Rakei, Greentea Peng, Nubya Garcia, Yussef Dayes, Ashley Henry, and Norman Jay MBE already set to take the stage at this year’s late summer festival Cross the Tracks, those announced will also now be joined by a whole new line-up of exciting artists.
Cross the Tracks have unveiled Lianne La Havas, the jazz-soul-folk fusion artist behind iTunes Album of the Year “Is Your Love Big Enough?”, as their headliner. This will be her first festival appearance since the release of her eponymous third album, “La Havas”. She will be joined by Sons of Kemet, who blend rock, Caribbean folk, and Afrobeat across their trio of albums, Disclosure collaborator Sasha Keable, Mercury Prize nominee SEED Ensemble, and debut rapper Kofi Stone.
With sweeping views of the London skyline, Brockwell Park in Herne Hill is a dreamy location for the jazz, funk, and soul festival, well placed in the heart of the vibrant Brixton community. The event promises to be family-friendly, with over 40 delectable food stalls, a vintage fair, a wellness tent, and multiple workshops and panels from partner Black Minds Matter throughout the day.
The remaining 10% of tickets are on sale now via xthetracks.com. All tickets purchased for Cross the Tracks 2020 have been carried over into 2021.