Le Crxssing : Franco-British festival of culture on September 22 in London at King’s Cross
A new, cross-Channel festival of culture is coming to London’s King’s Cross on September 22, 2018.
Le Crxssing, the brainchild of Vivendi, is an avant-garde celebration of the Entente Cordiale and creativity in all its forms, with festival strands spanning British and French music, comedy, cinema, gastronomy, art and fashion.
It will be held at the University of the Arts London’s renowned Central Saint Martins site near St Pancras International station – the place where Paris meets London. Le Crxssing ambassadors are comedian and actor Eddie Izzard and TV and movie star Antoine de Caunes.
The debut of the festival at this new, larger-capacity venue follows 2017’s successful pilot at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios. The first wave of performers announced include ‘Franglais’ comedian Paul Taylor, Scottish comedian Fern Brady, ‘Frenchie’ founding chef Greg Marchand and musicians The Kills, Eddy de Pretto and Jordan Mackampa – with many more acts across each of Le Crxssing’s strands to be announced in the coming weeks.
While Le Crxssing 2018 will largely be invite-only, a number of tickets will be made available to the public through competitions and giveaways. Le Crxssing is expected to become an annual, ticketed festival from 2019.
Le Crxssing is supported by founding members including Vivendi, Google, Eurostar and Blue Solutions, joined by a dozen new partners.