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Crossing Border invites compelling contemporary and alternative authors and musicians from all over the world, who share a passion for spoken word, lyrics and language. With one-off special performances where music and literature clash and collaborate on stage.
2018 marks the 26th edition of the festival.
Every edition the Crossing Border Festival presents a mix of writers, poets, musicians, filmmakers and performers. Besides renowned names from the literature and music industry, the festival focuses on artists yet to be discovered, highlighting new developments in literature and music and their interconnection with other arts. Various international artists as well as national talents come to perform at this trendy contemporary festival as the festival looks for unique and once-only combinations of talent. In the past few years literary luminaries such as Fay Weldon and Salman Rushdie contributed to the festival. Great musical contributions were from Rufus Wainwright and Jamie Lidell.