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King Street Carnival Has Added 150 More Acts Across 32 Venues to Its 2022 Lineup

New additions to the festival's three-day bill include a Sydney Park dance party from Heaps Gay; exciting young hip-hop acts Nerve, Nooky and 1300; and pop-up bars from P&V and Philter.
By Ben Hansen
December 01, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
December 01, 2021
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With restrictions rolling back just as summer arrives, Sydney is awash with music festival announcements. One event is putting the others to shame, though, announcing a program over nearly 200 bands across three days.

The newly expanded iteration of Newtown's annual suburb-wide music festival King Street Crawl has just added another 150 acts across 32 venues to its 2022 lineup, as well as a food and drink hub in Sydney Park. Now named King Street Carnival, the three-day festival will take place across the inner west between Friday, January 14–Sunday, January 16 with a lineup spanning local Australian legends like Yothu Yindi, Sarah Blasko and Hiatus Kaiyote, as well as local Sydney bands cutting their teeth on stages across Newtown and its surrounds.

Sydney Park's new pop-up food and beverage precinct will be open to ticketholders and will feature eats and drops from local favourites. At Fabtown, you can snack on sustainably sourced food from Bush, next-level cafe delights from Rolling Penny, vegetarian treats from Yulli's or inventive ice cream flavours from Cow & The Moon. While you're there, you'll be able to grab a boozy beverage from Sydney distilleries, breweries and suppliers such as P&V, Grifter Brewing Co, Philter, Poor Toms and Wayward.

A lineup of dance, pop and R&B acts including MADAM3EMPRESS, Vetta Borne, Millie Sykes, Deepa and Sophiya have all been added to the Sydney Park Brick Pits Heaps Gay party for those with tickets; however, the big addition to the lineup is the more than 100 bands that will pop up for a series of free gigs in venues across the inner west.

Heading to venues such as Marly Bar, 1989 Arcade Bar, Botany View Hotel, Vic on the Park, The Lansdowne, Hive Bar, Tokyo Sing Song and the new Odd Culture, the fest will host free gigs spanning just about every genre of music. Catch sax-heavy punk band Party Dozen share the stage with Korean-Australian hip-hop group 1300; settle in with local indie darlings like Palms, Babitha and Ultracrush; or catch sets from next-big-thing rappers Nerve and Nooky.

For the full lineup, you can flick through the program at the King Street Carnival website — or mosey down to King Street on the weekend of the festival and you're sure to find something you like.

Odd Culture

King Street Carnival will take place across 32 inner west venues between Friday, January 14–Sunday, January 16.

Top image: Newtown Festival, Camperdown Park, Kirsten Muller.

Published on December 01, 2021 by Ben Hansen

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