Sat 2nd Jul   18:30


FUTURE ICON Semi-Final : Gabe Newton-Wild // Emma Mae // Madeleine Mcpherson // Shelana Azora // Isabelle Tarran // Ellie Knight // Karolina Wilgus // Faye Alexandra 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

Gabe Newton-Wild

Gabe Newton-Wild is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter, providing live music and entertaining performances through popular acoustic covers and originals. Following the successful lauch of his first EP ‘Home Grown Resonance’, he ... view artist profile

Emma Mae

Bitchpop at its finest. 22 year old Emma Mae writes songs about boys in bands for people with a grudge. Based in London and studying a Master’s in music, she has plenty of material and buckets of promise.

Emma is Leicester-born and bi... view artist profile

Madeleine Mcpherson

Hey, I’m Madeleine McPherson.
I’m a 21-year-old singer who writes her songs based on her own personal experiences and my genres consist of pop, neo soul and R&B. I love to create capturing and authentic songs that have substan... view artist profile

Shelana Azora

Hailing from her hometown in East London, the emerging singer-songwriter Shelana Azora is ready to take the UK’s R&B/Hip-Hop scene by storm.

Inspired by the Old Skool sounds of Lauryn Hill and Aaliyah to the modern likes of Rihann... view artist profile

Isabelle Tarran

Born in Salford in 2002, Isabelle spent seven years of her childhood living in New Jersey, and US east coast musical influences are clear to hear in her alt-pop sound.

Always musical as a youngster, Isabelle began songwriting at age thirtee... view artist profile

Ellie Knight

Ellie Knight is a 20 year-old Leeds based singer/songwriter/producer, whose sound is an alternative and melody-heavy take on 2000s pop, with hints of electro pop, dream pop and synthwave. She has been songwriting and performing for 3 years, and st... view artist profile

Karolina Wilgus

Karolina Wilgus is a Polish singer/songwriter based in London. Karolina’s music is a mix of (funny/ m a y b e a bit sarcastic) Polish and English lyrics with soothing melodies inspired by bossa nova and jazz. Be ready for a night with a &lsq... view artist profile

Faye Alexandra

London-based, female solo vocalist.

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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