Music

From classical to rock to techno club vibes - open air concerts, music venues and more

Check the events programme for a listing concerts and performances.

King’s Cross Musician in Residence

Dame Evelyn Glennie, world renowned Scottish virtuoso percussionist, has been voted the first King’s Cross Musician in Residence. Throughout 2017, Evelyn will be working with the King’s Cross community to create new music. The residency will culminate in a final performance of the work.

Spiritland

Bar, cafe, shop. Spiritland is a place to experience music of all genres and eras on the best sound system in the world. DJ sets, album playbacks, artist talks and more.

Classical

London Sinfonietta at Kings Place
A London-based chamber orchestra specializing in contemporary classical music.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Kings Place
A period instrument orchestra playing baroque, classical and early romantic music on original instruments.

Live

Scala
This former cinema hosts regular club nights and special arts, cinema and music events.

The Water Rats
The Water Rats is live music venue, famous for hosting Bob Dylan’s first UK gig in 1962, and The Pogues first gig in 1982. Today you’ll find rock, tech metal to folk pop and everything in between.

The Star of Kings
A proper pub with good food and good beer, the sister venue to The Star of Bethnal Green continues its live music heritage, home to live bands and DJs throughout the week.

Battle Bridge Busk
Enjoy a series of performances by talented street musicians, from singers, violinists and beatboxers, to drummers and guitarists, in the unique setting of Identified Flying Object (IFO) on Battle Bridge Place.

Club Scene

Egg
Egg is a stylish nightclub featuring five main areas split across multiple levels. Some of the world’s best DJs have played here, with a house and techno vibe and a 24 hour license.

The Big Chill House
A large Victorian Pub keeping the Big Chill festival spirit alive with DJs playing a mix of current and classic R&B, hip-hop, house, garage, disco and jazz every week.

Quotes

“King’s Cross is emerging as a new creative hotspot, a place where artists and dreamers can thrive.”
Lee Gale GQ