Deadline extended for residents to shape Croydon’s Music Heritage Trail

Croydon born rapper Stormzy performing at the O2 Pic: Raph_PH

Resident voting on the development of a Music Heritage Trail in Croydon has been extended to 5pm on 22 February, the Museum of Croydon have said.

The trail, which seeks to showcase the borough’s rich musical history, forms part of Croydon’s London Borough of Culture programme for 2023. The museum has called for residents to share their thoughts on which artists, venues, and genres they would like to see included by voting online.

The vote was initially meant to end on February 15 but has been extended as announced in a tweet from the museum on the day of the original deadline.

Artist nominees for the trail include famous and historic Croydon residents such as rapper Stormzy and composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor as well as singer Kirsty MacColl and celebrated reggae artist Desmond Dekker. The nominees were chosen previously by residents and the current survey will help to finalise the selection for the trail.

The trail will also revisit the legacy of many venues in Croydon that have since been destroyed with the vote including the Davis Theatre, which once hosted both Buddy Holly and Etta James, and The Underground where The Stranglers, The Fall and Sputnik played.

You can read more about the vote here.

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