The event will be held in Brockwell Park on Sunday 26 May and will be celebrating its fifth anniversary.
Within that half a decade, Cross the Tracks has celebrated the very best in soul, jazz, hip-hop, RnB and more and next year will be no different.
As well as the aforementioned headliners – the instrumental Canadian band BADBADNOTGOOD, 90s RnB icons En Vogue and US rap legend Eve – there’s a host of other bright talents.
Gilles Peterson (an ever-present at such festivals) and Romare will be playing sets, while lovers rock progenitor Dennis Bovell is also on the bill.
Since its inception, too, Cross The Tracks has ensured a 50/50 gender split and 2024 will likewise offer a diverse array of talent, with the likes of Emma-Jean Thackray, Ama Lou and Jamilah Barry also set to feature.
There will also be a showcase honouring 15 years of Eglo Records and a Handsome Family takeover stage.
At last year’s event, whynow honed-in on the set from Ecuadorian-Swiss brothers Hermanos Gutiérrez, who offered a sublime, cinematic showing whilst other headliners (Kelis and Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge’s NxWorries project) were on – an indication of the impressive lineup and difficult choices you typically have to make at Cross the Tracks, to try and catch it all.
In our four-star review of their show, whynow wrote: “It takes something special to prise festival-goers away from the headline billing, yet Hermanos Gutiérrez were able to do just that at Cross the Tracks, creating an instrumental enclave in the packed-out, mid-sized Locomotion tent.
“For all its sonic loops and repetitions, there’s a real emotional weight that lies at the heart of their tunes and, in turn, their set. Barely a soul left, as we plugged into an hour’s runtime that both felt like an age and like it flew by.
“By the time they finished their final track, acknowledging the ending by a typically humble “it’s been a pleasure”, they were in many ways the dream festival act, wrapping-up on time, with no extravagant set to derig.”
What’s more, as with next year’s edition, the festival offers workshops, talks and plenty more.
Tickets are on sale now via the festival’s site – check out the full list of names announced today below.
Thee Sacred Souls
Ella Knight (DJ)
Plus: 15yrs of Eglo Records; and Handson Family’s Heritage Stage featuring Mr Thing, The Shejay, Vanessa Freeman, LyricL & Exhibit69 w/ special guests DJ Flight, Charlie Dark, Terri Walker & Abi Clarke