Sat 4th Jun   18:30


FUTURE ICON Semi-Final : Peri Rae // Berenice // Jagun // Biba Tippi // sassy // Shania // Aaron Oliver // Layla Mai Knight 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

Peri Rae

Upon the release of her debut EP ‘Handing You My Heart’, 22-year-old Peri has already ticked off many of the industry must do’s, securing coveted features on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday UK’ and ‘Our Genera... view artist profile


I was born and raised in Italy, but the first pasta I ever made was a mac-n-cheese on a camping stove. Growing up with Uncle Bruce’s ‘Taugher Than The Rest’ as my lullaby, I have wanted to be a rock-star since I was eigh... view artist profile


Jagun is an independent singer/songwriter and producer from South London, combining the sounds of futuristic pop, authentic hip hop and smooth rnb. Jagun is also ½ of the shoegaze duo Whitelands.

Jagun released his first single &lsqu... view artist profile

Biba Tippi

Biba Tippi is a 19-year-old singer songwriter from London, playing colourful pop songs, telling stories of love and heartbreak.

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sassy is a 21 year old singer-songwriter emerging out of the. London pop scene. Coming from a strong theatre background, she combines elements of pop and folk with strong vocals and emotive, confessional lyricism to connect to her listeners in a u... view artist profile


Shania is an indie-pop singer-songwriter from London, UK. At just 21 years old Shania has been recognised by musicians such as Clairo. As well as popular music blogs including EarMilk as being full of soft, melodic and ethereal vibes. Her unique s... view artist profile

Aaron Oliver

I write songs in my bedroom


– A

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Layla Mai Knight

Layla Mai Knight is a singer songwriter from London who sings across a range of music genres; from feel good tunes to those that are emotionally captivating. Highly energetic, expressive and free spirited. These attributes are reflected in he... 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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