A brand new festival lands in south London this weekend.
Cross The Tracks will burst onto the scene with an impressive one-day line-up on Sunday — and it’s not just the music to get excited about.
There will be 40 street food traders setting up their stalls across the festival site, with yoga sessions, panel discussions, a record fair, an independent market and more elsewhere.
Here's everything you need to know.
When is Cross The Tracks festival?
The one-day festival takes place on Sunday June 9, running from midday until 10pm.
Where is the festival?
It all takes place within Brockwell Park, the south London festival favourite. On the same weekend, the park will host Mighty Hoopla and, in the past, has welcomed Sunfall, Field Day and Found Festival scores of other music events.
Who’s on the line-up for Cross the Tracks?
It's set to be a feast of funk, soul and jazz, with some huge names from yesteryear playing alongside the freshest names in the scene.
Chaka Khan will be delving into her deeply funky back catalogue as she headlines the festival. It’ll actually be her second show of the weekend in Brockwell Park — she headlines Mighty Hoopla on Saturday — but to be honest, with songs as good as I’m Every Woman, Ain’t Nobody and I Feel For You, we’re perfectly happy to hear them twice.
There are a flurry of legends elsewhere. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas will have everyone dancing in the park when they play the Mainline stage on Sunday, while Notting Hill legends Channel One will be bringing their famous sound system to the City Splash stage.
London’s bubbling jazz scene is well represented, with acts including The Comet Is Coming, Maisha, Joe Armon Jones, Maxwell Owin, Nubya Garcia and Steam Down.
Be sure to catch some of the artists bringing it all together in their own distinct way, too — Masego, Jordan Rakei and OSHUN are must-sees.
Away from the music, there will also be yoga sessions, workshops, talks and more. The full line-up is here.
Cross The Tracks Mainline
20.50 — Chaka Khan
19.15 — Masego
18.00 — The Comet Is Coming
16.45 — Jordan Rakei
15.30 — Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
14.15 — The Blackbyrds
13.00 — Maisha
12.00 — Winnie and the Rockettes
DJs — Ruby Savage, JazzHeadChronic and Barry’s Here
Cross The Tracks Junction
19.30 — JRust and Jake Lavan
17.30 — Jazzie B
15.30 — Norman Jay
14.00 — Liam B and Yanis KDJ
12.00 — Aaron L
Ghost Notes Rail Yard
20.40 — OSHUN
19.35 — Joe Armon Jones and Maxwell Owin
18.20 — Nubya Garcia
17.10 — Eliza
16.00 — Steam Down
15.05 — Poppy Ajudha
13.55 — Children of Zeus
13.00 — Tertia May
12.00 — Uphoria
DJS — Ghost Notes and Lex Blondin
19.00 — Channel One
18.15 — Dawn Penn
17.30 — Mr Williamz
16.45 — Naomi Cowan
15.45 — Becca D
15.15 — Aleighcia Scott
14.45 — Teshay Makeda
14.15 — Catching Cairo
13.45 — Shumba Youth
13.00 — YouthSayers
12.00 — Adannay
20.10 — Oscar Jerome
19.00 — Etta Bond
17.50 — Lunch Money
16.40 — Joel Culpepper
15.45 — Lava La Rue
14.40 — Taz Modi
13.45 — Maya Law
12.50 — Iyamah
12.00 — Liv East
19.30 — Memory Box
18.00 — Cirque Du Soul
16.30 — Blackwax
15.00 — Pablo and Idiana
13.30 — Noble and Heath
12.00 — Miguel E
Cross The Tracks Panels
16.30 — WOMB2 (Petra Kluk, Niks Delanancy)
15.50 — Sound Man (Mikey Dread/Channel One, Jah Bigs/Rockers LDN, Jamie Rodigan)
15.10 — Women In Reggae (Dawn Penn, Naomi Cowan, Teshay Makeda, chaired by Elisha Robin)
How to get Cross The Tracks tickets
Tickets are still available for the festival, priced from £39 upwards. They can be bought here.
How to get to Cross The Tracks
Rail: Herne Hill is right next to Brockwell Park and is the closest railway station.
Tube: Brixton on the Victoria Line is the nearest tube station, and is around 15 minutes away on foot.
Bus: The number 3, 68, 196, 201, 322, 468, 690, N3, N68 buses all run nearby to the festival site.