Cross The Tracks has added to the line up for its May Bank Holiday Sunday celebration of jazz, funk and soul in Brockwell Park, London. New names added are; Son Little, David Rodigan, Sekou, Thandii, Summer Pearl, Dargz, Chisholm For President!, oreglo, Ruby Wood and this wave comes on top of an already sterling curation with the likes of Erykah Badu, Madlib (DJ), Venna, Iniko, Neal Francis, Brainstory, Yazmin Lacey (DJ), BADBADNOTGOOD, En Vogue, Eve, Thee Sacred Souls, The Cavemen., Romare LIVE, Gilles Peterson, Ella Knight and many more.
After four successful iterations, this fifth edition of Cross The Tracks once again proudly champions a line up that represents a diverse platform for emerging and homegrown talent with a minimum of 50% female artists on the bill.
This superb third round of names is led by authentic American rhythm & blues musician Son Little whose latest album is a celebration of unbridled joy and self-acceptance. He is joined by the original reggae selector, BBC Radio 1 tastemaker and legend David Rodigan, young and exciting breakout R&B star Sekou hailing from the UK with a super smooth sound, alternative duo Thandii aka vocalist Jess Berry and percussionist Graham Godfrey, who call back to past eras while incorporating their own vocals and beats, the transcending soul sounds of London’s Summer Pearl, hip hop and rap soloist Dargz, plus Chisholm For President!, a brand new soul and funk musical experience, four piece London rock collective and previous Emerging Artist winners oreglo and innovative r&b and soul singer Ruby Wood. A line up curated for those true jazz, funk and soul heads, offering widely acclaimed names as well as first look rising stars.
Next to the unique musical offerings, Cross The Tracks aims to offer plenty to explore from a rich creatives’ market to insightful talks, panels and workshops by charity partners. There is also a wealth of site art to bring the lush green surroundings of beloved Brockwell Park to life, 40+ local brewery fayre, 45+ street food traders and thoughtfully designed stages.