Sat 18th Jun   18:30


FUTURE ICON Semi-Final : ladylucci // Kiara Jordan // KAJA // Gecko and the Bee // Mimah // Olina // Dylan Allura // The Kid and I at The Star of Kings

The Event

Hot Vox and Bingley Weekender are looking for the country’s best solo or duo artists to perform at this year’s festival. We are looking for acts that stand out from the crowd, those that will become a household name. We are looking for a Future Icon.

Join us for the live Semi-Finals where some of the most exciting artists breaking onto the scene will all be competing for studio recording time with, £1000 worth of artist development, music promotion and digital marketing courtesy of and a coveted slot at Bingley Weekender 2022!

So make your voice heard and support your favourite artist and help them become a Future Icon!

Meet the lineup


Born in Italy in 1997, Ladylucci was always drawn to soul, jazz  and RnB music; taking influence from Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill, she writes her songs paying homage to the power of the female voice. Since moving to London, Lad... view artist profile

Kiara Jordan

As a British-born, South African-raised singer/songwriter, channeling my personal experiences into the writing, recording and engineering of all my songs, I have accomplished more than I thought possible in my music career. With over 10 plays on B... view artist profile


KAJA is a songwriter and producer from Berlin. Together with guitarist Federico Astrologo she performs acoustic versions of her original songs all over London. Her catchy melodies tell stories about love, growing up and insecurities. 

... view artist profile

Gecko and the Bee

Layering honest lyrics with delicate vocals and atmospheric melodies. In 2020, she followed up her EPs with a new self-produced album of demo’s ‘Songs For Me’ that showcased her diverse skills as a singer-songwriter. Layered on f... view artist profile


‘Mimah breathes fresh air into hip-hop, with an electro-pop twist and a voice that’s ultra-dynamic’- FLEX .

 With music that could make you feel badass whilst crying at the same time, her emotional sound combined with... view artist profile


Olina is a Greek London-based singer/songwriter. She started writing songs at the age of 11 and, as she was pretty shy, she wrote English lyrics so a lot of people in Greece wouldn’t understand them. She constantly listens to Phoebe Bridgers... view artist profile

Dylan Allura

London based singer-songwriter Dylan Allura started her career at the age of 7 as a theatrically trained singer, dancer and actor. Her interest in performing arts quickly grew into an admiration for songwriting. She experimented with a number of d... view artist profile

The Kid and I

The Kid and I is a London based Alternative Rock music artist created by singer-songwriter Jacob Powell in 2020. Blending pop rock with introspective lyrics, and an array of influences from Foo Fighters to Elliot Smith – The Kid and I explor... view artist profile

The details

Key Info




18+ (I.D. Required)


£10 Standard Advance £12 On the Door




Long Live Live Music!

The venue

If you’re looking for one of the best and only traditional pubs in Kings Cross then you’re in the right place – Star of Kings was here before it was the place to be. Take a 5-minute walk behind Kings Cross station and you’ll find it – just opposite Granary Square. The venue is not just about the drinks (although it’s proud to boast about its great selection of craft beers, cocktails and wines) it also has a fantastic kitchen hosting some of London’s best street food traders. The venue is currently joined in the kitchen by Thai wizards Krapow!

It’s three floors of jam packed action! On any given night you’re sure to find something to entice you from live DJs – Basement Jaxx used to have a residency there and Charlie Sloth even presented his Rap Show for 1 Xtra in the basement. So, whether it’s the function room upstairs, the back of the pub on the ground floor or its basement club area and let’s not forget its weekly Tuesday night quiz! If you don’t want the party to end you can always book out its upstairs airbnb, because then the fun doesn’t have to stop.

Visit The Star of Kings

126 York Way, London N1 0AX

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