Khruangbin and The Cinematic Orchestra to headline London’s Cross the Tracks
They will join Madlib, Sister Sledge, Gilles Peterson, Jazzie B (Soul II Soul), Sudan Archives, Sadar Bahar, London African Gospel Choir pres. Graceland, Channel One, Laura Misch, Biig Piig, Greentea Peng, Charlotte dos Santos, Sasha Keable, SEED Ensemble, Charlie Bones (NTS) and more
Cross The Tracks completes its line up for Sunday June 7th at Brixton’s Brockwell Park with the addition of Khruangbin and The Cinematic Orchestra to already announced stars such as Madlib, Sister Sledge, Tinariwen, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay MBE, Sudan Archives, Greentea Peng, Sadar Bahar, Coops, Neue Grafik Ensemble, Dreamcast and many more.
Khruangbin are the Texan Thai-funk trio who have become cult favourites in recent years. Their albums on Late Night tales and live shows at the finest clubs and festivals are psyched-out affairs with dubby drums, exotic leads and warm bass that takes you on a trip to the stars and back again, with funk to spare.
Legendary group The Cinematic Orchestra have been merging electronic music and cinematic soundscapes for decades. Their timeless albums are rich, lush, immersive fusions of a wide array of styles and when they perform they bring all that to the stage and more. Expect plenty off their latest Ninja Tune album, too.
Cross The Tracks is a perfect one day getaway in the blissful green surrounds of Brockwell Park, It offers a wealth of street food from the finest traders, carefully brewed craft beer as well as VIP areas, luxury toilets, chill out vibes, wellness areas and panels, art fairs, creative markets and plenty of other activities to get you feeling good, thinking deep and enjoying yourself in the sun.
The latest names come on top of another tasteful and all encasing mix of funk, soul, disco, jazz, r&b and house stars that range from brand new and red hot to enduring and legendary. These include the likes of disco queens Sister Sledge, hip hip giant Madlib, funk great Norman Jay MBE, eclectic maestro Gilles Peterson, desert blues icons Tinariwen, disco selector Sadar Bahar, the rousing London African Gospel Choir, new school hip hop from Coops, a strong modern jazz continent in the form of Neue Grafik Ensemble, SEED Ensemble, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Theon Cross and plenty of cutting edge neo-soul trendsetters such as Sudan Archives, Greentea Peng and plenty more.
Cross The Tracks 2020 is a grown up festival for people who appreciate the finer things in life. Now the full line up is revealed, the final countdown really begins.
The Cinematic Orchestra
Madlib b2b Gilles Peterson
Shabaka & The Ancestors
Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)
Nu Guinea (Live)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Chris Dave & The Drumhedz
London African Gospel Choir
Charlotte Dos Santos
Neue Grafik Ensemble
Charlie Bones (NTS)
+ many more
Cross the Tracks Positive Policy
Bury zero waste in landfill
Leave no trace of litter
Ban single use plastic across the site
Only use compostable plastic and cutlery
Only provide ethically sourced food
Operate a cup deposit scheme that doesn’t rip fans off
Recycle all trader & back of house waste
Only permit biodegradable stage effects
Cross the Tracks aims to build action, change and partnerships in climate, carbon, local causes and air pollution.
The positive policy recognises that the entertainment industry could do more towards the climate, carbon and air pollution. Cross the Tracks is going to look at how and what changes can be made at the festival over the next 3 years to make a positive change. They hope to find solutions that can make them carbon neutral, give support to local causes and not create any air pollution.
Each year Cross the Tracks will conduct a study with help from experts in the areas of climate, carbon and air pollution on what can be better, and look at steps to achieve this. They will build a report and share what has been achieved each year and what could be better for the following year. The reports will be open-sourced, allowing our learnings, research and methods to be shared across the entertainment industry.
Cross the Tracks has already committed to bury zero waste in the landfill sites and leave no trace of litter. They have banned single-use plastic, will only allow compostable packaging and cutlery onsite, all traders and back of house waste will be recycled and the stage effects will be biodegradable. This is just the beginning of the process and over the next 3 years, Cross the Tracks will be making more and more changes.
The Cross the Tracks Positive Policy is open to good ideas, technology breakthrough, clever insight and help from the people who also recognise that we all must change now.