… and it looks set to be a biggie. Following all the venue closures over the last little while this comes as an appreciated turn of events.
THE STAR OF KINGS, as the new venue is called, will be kicking off its launch night on 10 December with the new house and techno night – Junkette.
Hosting room one for this special launch night is Berlin-based record label Suol, with the astounding line up of Fritz Kalkbrenner, Trickski, Chopstick & Johnjon, and Zander VT.
It is extremely rare for these guys to play in the UK or London.
Headlining room 2 is the inimitable Bill Brewster. Director of the ‘DJ History’ website and a notable author, Brewster is most renowned for his ‘Low Life’ parties and is one of the music industry’s most influential figures. Also on Junkette’s line up for room 2 is jozif, Reductio Ad Absurdum podcaster and one of London’s busiest DJs with releases for Wolf & Lamb and Infine.
THE STAR OF KINGS – 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London
Having taken a failing East End gig venue and made it one of London’s essential whatever-the-occasion venues (The Star of Bethnal Green), Rob Star – whose decade of club and venue promoting experience has made him a well-respected creative genius – has set himself a new challenge. The mulletover man is driving ahead of the King’s Cross Central pack, and opening a venue that will be the pride of the new city.
London’s King’s Cross has a rich heritage of music and entertainment. Minus the pretensions of the West End, King’s Cross has always been a can’t-fail destination for a good night out. And now The Star of Kings looks set to continue that legacy, presenting bands and DJs on a packed programme and a massive Funktion-One sound system, as well as providing the atmosphere of a good ol’ fashioned pub – with good food, a comfy ambiance and classic décor.
The regeneration of King’s Cross Central has been described as the biggest urban redevelopment ever undertaken in Europe. Creating a new epicentre for creativity and the arts, and injecting new life into a whole new social and entertainment hub for London King’s Cross Central – London’s new ‘Gateway to Europe’ is breathing new life into a previously forgotten area of the capital.