Making its debut that same weekend (August 28 & 29) the TDK Cross Central Festival gives you something to get excited about with a glut of superb acts including Blackstrobe, Chicks on Speed, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, Matthew Herbert, Derrick Carter and Erol Alkan. Held at the Kings Cross Freight Depot the festival will feature nine unique spaces and outdoor stages, taking in nearby clubs Canvas, The Key and The Cross. Whilst other multi arena events always have a few stages you wouldn’t go near (hard house anyone?) Cross Central brings some welcome innovation to the festival calendar. And you don’t need Wellingtons or a plane ticket to get there.
Sitting alongside some tasty art and film items on the program is a solid musical line up, including:
Live ActsWith Notting Hill Carnival sound systems shutting down at 7pm – Cross Central provides plenty of draw for East-end boys and West-end girls alike. Tickets are £20 per day + booking fee in advance, and available from www.ticketweb.co.uk
Kosheen, Courtney Pine, LCD Soundsystem, The Kills, Blackstrobe, Terry Callier, Plaid, Carl Craig, South, Loose Cannons, Chicks on Speed, Whitey, Hexstatic, DJs are not Rockstars, Zongamin, Luke Vibert, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, DJ Krush, Chikinki, Freq Nasty (Video Nasty Experience), Oxford Collapse, The Infadels
On the decks and more
Peter Kruder & MC Sugar B, Coldcut, Soul II Soul Sound system, Matthew Herbert, Ladytron, Ashley Beedle, Scratch Perverts, Mark Farina, Glimmer Twins, Jazzanova, Mark Rae, Jarvis Cocker, Derrick Carter, DJ Yoda, Richard X, Rob Da Bank, Unabombers, Maurice Fulton, Gilles Peterson, Rahzel, Damian Lazarus, Jerry Dammers, Arther Baker, Joey Jay, Nextmen, Erol Alkan, Mutiny, Lost & Found DJs, DJ Krush, Ivory, South, Boom Boom Satellites, Blueskins, Cherry Falls, Portobello, The Kills, Andy Fletcher, FC Kahuna, Nathan G Wilkins, Bones & Ramsey, Sean McClusky, British Sea Power, The Others, Mcraft, Clor, Half Cousin, Ratatat, Red Orgaqn Serpent Sound, Twisted Charm, Negative for Francis, Filthy Dukes, Warp DJs, Eat Your Own Ears DJs, Jerry Dammers, Dr Bob Jones, Ross Allen, Johnny Chandler, Optimo, Maurice Fulton, Greg Wilson, Bonobo, DK (Solid Steel), Pest, Juice Aleem, Joey Negro, Bent, Frank Tope, Riton, Chromeo, Crispin Dior, Scream Team, The Glass, The Ludes, Winnebago Deal and DJ Syrinx