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World Bar Is Returning To Sydney For One Night Only

26 September 2023 | 12:54 pm | Jessie Lynch

Get your teapots at the ready...

World Bar

World Bar (Supplied)

Sydney's iconic World Bar is set to make a triumphant return as they welcome partygoers to relive its glory days at Kings Cross Hotel for a one-night-only event, aptly named World Bar – One More Time.

Marking nearly five years since the beloved venue closed its doors, One More Time will take place on Saturday, November 18, and will feature live music and DJs across four levels, paying homage to the legendary Wham, Cakes, and Mum nights that defined an era.

And yes — World Bar’s renowned teapot cocktails and the glimmer of disco balls will also make a comeback for the night.

Over 20 artists and producers are set to hit the stage in celebration of World Bar, with the full lineup yet to be announced in the coming weeks.

World Bar holds a special place in Sydney's music scene, having hosted acclaimed artists and bands like Gang of Youths, What So Not, Nina Las Vegas, Ninajirachi, and Dom Dolla, among others, during its 18-year tenure on Bayswater Road.

World Bar owner Steve Ward said of the exciting news:“It’s been a while since we threw a shindig, we think it’s time.”

“We always had a great relationship with the characters at the Kings Cross Hotel so we’re looking forward to working with them to bring World Bar back to life. The building has some similarities, so we’re hoping to emulate much of what made it special, from the busyness of the stairwells to the floor-to-floor discovery, where each level has something interesting to reveal.”  

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Solotel CEO, Elliot Solomon, who operates Kings Cross Hotel, added that World Bar – One More Time event is a testament to the group’s commitment to creating unforgettable experiences across the city.

“Like so many Sydneysiders, I spent much of my youth at World Bar. It’s an institution that had a big impact on a generation of music lovers and partygoers and so bringing it to Kings Cross Hotel and sharing it with a new, younger audience too, is really special,” he added.

As for what people should expect, Ward simply says: “Some say you will never be the same again…”

Tickets for World Bar - One More Time are on sale from today, Tuesday 26 September.

World Bar – One More Time

Location: Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 William St, Kings Cross

Date: Saturday, November 18

Time: 8pm until late

Tickets: Starting from $25 per person