Cross The Tracks Festival
Cross The Tracks Festival brings an infusion of soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop to Brockwell Park
For most South East Londoners, Brockwell Park has always been a staple for the community, with its annual Lambeth Country Show attracting all from across the borough and beyond.
Following the success of last year’s Field Day, this year comes Cross The Tracks, the new festival promoting street food, a record fair and independent creatives market and music from the best of soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop.
With queen of funk Chaka Khan and Motown greats, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas headlining, and legendary DJs Norman Jay and Jazzie B confirmed, it’s looking to be one of the biggest events of the summer.
For those who like their neo-soul and nu-wave hip-hop, North London songstress Eliza, London-based saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia, and Mancunian duo Children of Zeus will be bringing their eclectic sounds.
Colors fans, take note. Oshun, Joel Culpepper, Oscar Jerome, Poppy Ajudha and Jordan Rakei are also rounding off the bill. Trap house jazz pioneer and ridiculously talented multi-instrumentalist Masego will also be livening up the place. For those looking for their reggae, dub and dancehall fix, Mr Williamz has been added to the bill as well as the undisputed original queen of reggae, Dawn Penn. For those seeking the newest sounds of reggae, Deadly founder and DJ, Becca Dudley will be playing the newest music – expect Chronixx, Protoje, Buju Banton and Koffee vibes.
Seeking new sounds? Brighton-based soul singer Iyamah (who supported Sam Wills at The Lexington in 2018 and blew away audiences on the night) will be bringing her dulcet tones, and Norwich-based rising star Maya Law are key names to keep an eye out for.