Roger Taylor, Carl Barat and DJ Paul Oakenfold will be among the musical legends launching the Music Walk of Fame in Camden, a new cultural attraction celebrating London’s musical heritage and global influence
Queen’s Roger Taylor, Libertines co-frontman Carl Barat, DJ Paul Oakenfold and American rap-pioneer Kurtis Blow will be among the legends launching Camden’s new Music Walk of Fame in November.
The music icons will attend a special ceremony in Camden Town on Tuesday 19 November to lay the first augmented reality founding stone and the first artist stone.
The two stones, which will be laid at Britannia Junction, just outside Camden Town tube station, will form the first location for the planned series of stones and the starting point of a musical pilgrimage for fans from all around the globe.
Other influential names in the music industry taking part in the launch include Christ McCormack of Camden Rocks, Food Records label boss Andy Ross, acclaimed rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky, and Trinifold Management and Recording Academy executive Branden Chapman.
‘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,’ said Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries.
‘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 exciting AR experience, supported by an official event app, will form part of the Music Walk of Fame experience. App users will be able to scan each stone to activate exclusive content and animations brought to life by state-of-the-art technology.
‘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’
The attraction will honour artists, creators, technological breakthroughs and world-changing moments in music, from global legends to influential contemporary artists and unsung heroes.
Visitors can expect unseen, rare and exclusive footage, information and anecdotes that will transform Camden into a living museum of music history.
Kicking off with inaugurations and events from November this year, with a second wave in spring 2020, around 20 stones will be laid each year. There will also be special one-off celebrations and ongoing music and cultural events in Camden and beyond.
Attracting a staggering 26 million visitors a year, Camden is an iconic London destination. The Music Walk of Fame app, available on iOS from launch day, with Android to follow, will be an essential guide to music fans.