We’re a sucker for brilliant Summer festivals here at Secret London, and if they come with a side of delicious street food, so much the better! With that in mind, you can easily see why we’re so hyped for Cross The Tracks, which is back with a bang at Brixton’s Brockwell Park once again on Sunday May 28 – AKA Bank Holiday weekend.
This top-notch music and food-led festival made a stellar debut back in 2019, and whilst the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 show, they’ve had two excellent ones since, with legendary artists like Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge, En Vogue, Sampa the Great, Jordan Rakei and Joy Crookes all taking to the stage at some point.
Billed as offering the ‘best Jazz, Funk, and Soul music in town’, they’ve also got over forty of London’s best street food traders, a whole host of craft beer brewers, a vintage fair, a wellness tent, and even an independent creative market – all of which promises a real ‘no-bad-vibes’ festival if we say so ourselves.
And now, we know the lineup is pretty damn fantastic. Grammy-award winner Kelis is headlining alongside NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), and there’s stellar support from Alfa Mist, Gilles Peterson, Roy Ayers, Ravyn Lenae, DOMi & JD Beck, Loose Ends, Hermanos Guitiérrez, CARRTOONS, Channel One, Son Little and Annahstasia too.
Add in acclaimed British jazz quintet Ezra Collective, hot Scottish talent Sam Gellaitry, world music maestro Nightmares On Wax and Mr Thing too and you’ve got yourself one hell of a good lineup.
Honestly, a lively Summer festival sounds like a pretty dreamy prospect right now give this Baltic weather we’re having, so why not cop a ticket, crack open a can or two and get your groove on?
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