Brighton steps into a UK version of ‘Walk of fame’

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Jul 2018 Brighton steps into a UK version of ‘Walk of fame’

Editors Beat with David Parker

THE ‘Brighton Music Walk of Fame has been set up by Walk of Fame Media and the owners of Brighton Palace Pier.

The permanent ‘free to view’ cultural attraction pays tribute to the many musicians, artists, composers and DJs closely associated with the city and Sussex from the early sixties to present day.

Brighton Palace Pier is one of Britain’s famous historic coastal landmarks receiving in excess of five million visitors each year and voted the most visited free attraction in the country outside London, each year. Visit England data showed that only the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern and Natural History Museum attracted more visitors. BMWF includes 30 initial star names inducted in its first year with more names inducted annually. They include: The Who – Norman Cook – Jeff Beck – Sir Rod Stewart – David Gilmour – Leo Sayer – Jimmy Page – Tom Odell – Steve Ellis The Lambrettas and many more.

Steve Ellis told me he was ‘surprised and thrilled’ to be inducted and hoped to go to the ceremony on June 27, just as The Beat was going to press. The Walk of Fame, a unique interactive street exhibition celebrating Brighton’s music history paying tribute to the many artists and DJs associated with the city over the past five decades.

It will have plaques interactive on the Shazam mobile app with dedicated visual scan codes’ to link each plaque to the featured artists’ related digital content and information. Brighton Palace Pier is the first digitally interactive pier in the UK. ‘AR’ (Augmented Reality) will be added to the plaques later this year.