NEWS :: FBi Social closes to make way for the Bandroom | Final party announced

October 16th 2014

FBi Social Jezabels by Cai Griffin

FBi Social will be closing its doors after a final show on Saturday November 1, 2014.

The space, located on Level 2 of Kings Cross Hotel, will continue to operate as a home for live music. Solotel, who own Kings Cross Hotel and operate a number of other pubs and venues in Sydney, will reopen the space as the Bandroom on Saturday November 8. The Kings Cross Bandroom will host the best in local and national talent, and offer a space for up and coming bands to practice, perform and play.

After what was originally a 3 month pop up venue, in the 3 ½ years since FBi Social opened, more than 1000 local artists have taken to the stage, with over 40,000 punters through the doors.

Artists that have graced the stages include DZ Deathrays, Deep Sea Arcade, Ball Park Music, Bleeding Knees Club, The Preatures, Elizabeth Rose, RUFUS, Husky, Palms, Chet Faker, Zeahorse, Horrorshow, Courtney Barnett, Kirin J Callinan, World’s End Press, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Jonathan Boulet, Wolf & Cub, Dappled Cities, Oliver Tank, Oscar Key Sung, Kilter and the Jezabels, amongst many.

The closing of FBi Social will allow the station to extend itself in new areas and focus on other projects such as FBi Click, a new digital station for electronic music, and Northern Lights, a nationwide competition which sees winning artists LUCIANBLOMKAMP and The Walking Who heading to Iceland in November to play at the prestigious Iceland Airwaves Festival. FBi Radio is a strong supporter of live music and will continue to provide a platform for local music, arts and culture.

FBi Radio President Cassandra Wilkinson stated, “We’re extremely proud that FBi Social has provided young and emerging local musicians, comedians and artists in this city a place to perform, often for the first time in front of a live audience. Solotel have been the most fantastic partners and we share a commitment to fostering live music in this city. We’re so glad to see this beautiful intimate room stay open as a live music venue“.


But first… let’s BLOW THIS JOINT!

Before handing over, FBi Social will throw one final party to top off their time at Kings Cross Hotel, going out in true FBi style. Some of the venue’s favourite local acts are coming together for the last hoorah, including World’s End Press, Mansionair, And (Dave Rennick) and FBi DJs.


BLOW THIS JOINT! FBi Social Farewell Party

World’s End Press + Mansionair + And (Dave Rennick of Dappled Cities) + FBi DJs
WHEN :: November 1, 2014
WHERE :: FBi Social, Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, Kings Cross
HOW MUCH :: $15 presale, $20 on the door



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