From the zebra crossing on Abbey Road to Amy Winehouse’s beloved barstool in the Hawley Arms, music is synonymous with the London Borough of Camden. And the epicentre of this musical mecca is the mile-or-so stretch that runs north to south through Camden Town, bookended by the fabled live music venues of the Roundhouse and Koko… and that’s where you’ll find the Music Walk of Fame.
The world’s first Music Walk of Fame is literally setting in stone the names of those that have blazed a trail through the world of music, in what is undeniably the heart of British popular music and an area of London that annually attracts over 26 million visitors.
Icons, innovators and industry movers-and-shakers are being celebrated, alongside the unsung backroom writers, producers and impresarios. In addition, the tools behind the talent – the guitars, the decks and sound-systems – are too being recognised, as well as a publicly voted for ‘artist of the year’.
The Music Walk of Fame also lives in the virtual world of augmented reality, with mind-blowing content accessible both on the North London trail or anywhere in the world.
Across the next two decades stones will be unveiled in a fanfare of live performances and global media attention. So much so, that the honour of being celebrated with a Music Walk of Fame stone is soon to become one of the highest accolades of popular music.