FBi Radio today made their first programming announcement for the much anticipated pop up venue FBi Social, opening for a 12 week trial period on the second floor of the refurbished Kings Cross Hotel.

Kicking off Friday 25th March, The FBi Social line up includes some of Sydney’s best emerging and established indie bands, as well as electronic music running the gamut of styles, including cutting edge beats, hip hop, UK garage, 80s electro boogie funk, experimental glitch and much more.

An official launch party in collaboration with the Kings Cross Hotel is scheduled for Friday 8th April, with Dappled Cities to headline and other exciting acts soon to be announced.

FBi is delighted to have Alberts as a major sponsor of the FBi Social, which will open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, as well as the odd Wednesday and Sunday for specially curated arts and performance events.

The guys from The Chaser will use the FBi Social as a platform to develop a totally new live talk event, The Empty Vessel, with their first gig booked for Wednesday 20th April.


Thursday nights, FBi have handed the reigns to a few of their flagship specialist shows. New Weird Australia, The Bridge, Radiant, and In The Pines vs Tune Up will take turns bringing audiences the very best in live music, with the majority of the bands being from Sydney.

On Fridays the focus is all things dance, DJ and electronica, with evenings presented by TwoThousand and Pedestrian, as well as regular nights from Club Future Beat and Golden Era. A one-off hip hop collaboration between Big Village and Sketch The Rhyme will also feature on Friday 13th May.

Saturday, it’s an indie music bonanza, with an incredible selection of bands from Australia and beyond. So far the line-up includes FBi SMAC Award winners Guineafowl, AMP nominated Pikelet, the DZ Deathrays, Ernest Ellis, and the band everyone’s talking about, Bleeding Knees Club.

It all kicks off the week after next.

Check out the opening line up below (with much more soon to be announced):

FBi Social gigs:

Friday 25th March: Socially Acceptable, featuring United Colours DJs, Death Strobe DJs, Frames, McInnes and Felix Lloyd (MUM DJS).

Saturday 26th March: Dance To The Radio, featuring Underlights, Sister Jane, Tin Sparrow, Brown Bear Black Bear, I Know Leopard, and Glass Vaults (NZ)

Thursday 31st March – Radiant

Friday 1st April: Fools Rush In

Saturday 2nd April – Ernest Ellis

Thursday 7th April – In The Pines vs Tune Up

Friday 8th April: Dappled Cities

Saturday 9th April – DZ Deathrays, Rapids, Bell Weather Department, Dune Rats

Friday 15 April – Club Future Beat

Wednesday 20th April – The Chaser – ‘The Empty Vessel’

Thursday 21st April – New Weird Australia

Saturday 23rd April – Guineafowl

Friday 29th April – Golden Era

Saturday 30th April – Bleeding Knees Club

Tuesday 3rd May – TwoThousand presents…

Saturday 7th May – Pikelet

Friday 13th May – Big Village and Sketch The Rhyme

For FBi Social’s full line up, visit:


09.Apr.11FBi Social, KINGS CROSSNSW
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