Live Music & Events


The Australian music industry is getting behind live music venues in Kings Cross, hosting an incredible afternoon of free live music curated by award-winning, chart topping songwriter/producer Louis Schoorl.

The streets of Kings Cross have a great legacy for creating some amazing Australian music over many years. IGNITE: Heat the Street sets out to feature the venues of Kings Cross that provide the jobs and opportunities for our great musicians today.

As part of ARIA Week, The Live Music Office, the City of Sydney and APRA AMCOS are working together to reignite the live music scene in Kings Cross. On the 23rd of November 40 acts will perform across ten iconic Kings Cross venues, led by new hotspot, The X Studio.

The Potbelleez
Reigan Derry
Sun Rai  (Rai Thistlethwayte)
Microwave Jenny
Nate Flagrant
Darryl Beaton
Doug Williams
Emma Birdsall
Hannah Robinson
Jeff Duff
Jonathan Zwartz
Leah Flanagan
Martha Marlow
Craig Calhoun
Morgan Evans
Jonathan Zwartz Quartet
Darryl Beaton Band
Leroy Lee
Steve Barry Trio
Stu Hunter Trio ft Simon Barker
Martinez Akustica
C Major
Sensitive Zombie
Michael Duchesne
Thandiwe Phoenix
Levi 5 Star feat. Amy Chase
La Fiesta Sound System
DJ Ocky & Mark Matthews
GG Magree
Tikki Tembo
Shantan Wantan Ichiban

Stretching from the end of Darlinghurst Road to William Street, participating venues include The X Studio, Uliveto, Goldfish, Barrio Chino, Crane Bar, Kings Cross Hotel, Kit & Kaboodle, Sugarmill Hotel, New Hampton, The Bourbon and The World Bar. Highly anticipated new venue X 54 will reignite times past, hosting a stage production honouring the famous Les Girls.

As part of the City of Sydney Live Music and Performance Action Plan, funding was provided to APRA AMCOS and The Live Music Office to help promote live music and performances in Sydney, with a focus on local artists and venues. IGNITE: Heat the Street highlights Kings Cross venues that provide jobs and opportunities for great Australian musicians. It is the second pilot of the Live and Local event template that was created by The Live Music Office. This template will be rolled out across the country to support live music audience and sector development throughout metropolitan and regional Australia.

KINGS CROSS IGNITE will run from 2pm – 6pm on Sunday, 23 November 2014. Full timetable and map can be found below!

Our friends at UBER have teamed up with IGNITE to give new users a free first ride to Kings Cross, of up to $30.

The process is simple!

1. Download the UBER app on your smartphone and create an account.

2. Enter the promo code “KXIGNITE” when prompted.

3. Enjoy the ride!

– First ride only – One trip per person, can only be used on Sunday 23 November 2014.