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Camden to host London’s Music Walk of Fame

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019

The first plaque in a new Music Walk of Fame will be laid this month in Camden. The Hollywood Boulevard-style walkway will pay tribute to the music industry’s A-listers, with 500 artists set to receive their own flagstones over the course of the next two decades.

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The name of the first performer to receive the accolade is still under wraps However, the event will take place at the Britannia Junction, outside Camden tube station, on 19 November.

Ultimately, the Music Walk of Fame is expected to cover the length of Camden High Street. Performances and events will be organised alongside the installation of each plaque.

A committee of musicians including Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Rapper Kurtis Blow, DJ Paul Oakenfold and The Libertines' Carl Barât is deciding who will be commemorated on the walk.

Camden is well known for its live music scene with its many venues attracting 26 million visitors a year. Its pubs, such as the Dublin Castle, are at the heart of London’s rich musical heritage, having launched the careers of acts including Amy Winehouse, Madness, Blur and the Arctic Monkeys.  

As London's deputy mayor for culture and the creative industries, Justine Simons, said: “London is renowned around the world for its thriving music scene and Camden’s legendary venues have been a driving force behind our city’s success.

“So, where better to celebrate the musicians who have such an impact on all our lives? The music walk of fame is a great way to celebrate these artists and inspire even more people to visit Camden.”

An app, available from launch day, will allow visitors to scan each stone and activate augmented reality content related to the acts, with the aim of turning the walk into a living museum of music history.

Read more about the Music Walk of Fame on the BBC website.