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Confidence Man, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more to play King St Carnival in January 2022

The Inner West’s beloved King St Crawl is back in a big way. Now the King St Carnival, it will be coming to Gadigal Country January 14-16, 2022.

Since 2015, the King St Crawl has been a yearly festivity celebrating the rich, multilayered culture of Sydney’s Inner West. It has since evolved into the King St Carnival, casting an even bigger and brighter spotlight on the area’s local music, art, food, drink, and culture. Originally taking place in September 2021, the festival has now moved to the 14-16th of January, 2022.

Over 40 artists will perform across three days, taking over the Sydney Park Amphitheatre and Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. Find yourself in any number of the bars, cafes, shops, pubs, or venues that line Newtown’s King St over the mid-January weekend and you will be in amongst the vibes, with extended music programming planned all along the street.

The Bank Hotel King Street Carnival

The weekend kicks off with Inner West hip-hop duo, Horrorshow, and over the course of the next three days, some of Australia’s most beloved artists, including the singer-songwriting likes of Stella Donnelly, and Alex the Astronaut, as well as renowned live acts full of electricity such as Confidence Man and Touch Sensitive, will take the King St Carnival stage.

The original September 2021 lineup has been updated with some exciting new additions, including Sydney indie rockers Middle Kids following the release of their fearless sophomore album Today We’re The Greatest. Melbourne’s punk quartet Amyl & the Sniffers  have also been added to the lineup, taking the stage in Sydney Park on the Saturday. Other new additions include RatCat, Mildlife, and Kaiit.

Check out the full lineup in the video below or listed underneath.

Sydney Park Amphitheatre

Fri 14/01

Horrorshow
JessB (NZ)
Planet Vegeta
Nardean
Dameeela
Carolina Gasolina
Half Queen (NZ)

Saturday 15/01

You Am I
RatCat
Magic Dirt
Amyl and the Sniffers
Hayley Mary
Private Function
Johnny Hunter
Shogun & The Sheets
The Laurels

Sunday 16/01

Confidence Man
Touch Sensitive
Mildlife
Harvey Sutherland
Clypso
Milan Ring
Lazywax
Setwun
Liyah Knight

Camperdown Memorial Rest Park

Saturday 15/01

Middle Kids
Stella Donnelly
Kaiit
Donny Benetthe
Lazy Eyes
The Buoys
Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Joseph Liddy & The Skeleton Horse
EJ Worland

Sunday 16/01

Hiatus Kaiyote
Yothu Yindisarah
Blakso
Alex the Astronaut
All Our Exes Live in Texas
Emma Donovan & the Putbacks
Andy Golledge Band
The Regime
Maple Glider

Brick Pits

Saturday 15/01

Heaps Gay Party in the Park

Sunday 16/01 – Inner West Reggae Disco Machine All-Star Showcase

The Inner West Reggae Disco Crew
Asterix
Foreigndub with Rayjah45
Stryka D
Nick Toth- Mikey Glamour
Mike Who
Tuff Tone Sound  System
King O.P.P
Roots Odyssey

+ More to be announced!

Find out more and get your tickets here.