BBC Music Day 2017: Blue plaques to commemorate iconic locations and musicians

UK: BBC Music today announced that BBC Music Day is returning for its third year on Friday 9 June 2017, celebrating the power of music across the UK and the Channel Islands. As part of BBC Music Day, BBC Music and BBC Local Radio are launching a search for the UK’s most iconic musicians and venues.



Bringing live music to people through an exciting range of events and broadcasts, it aims to unite communities across different generations through the theme of the power of music. BBC Music Day will feature broadcasts across BBC TV, Radio and digital services from 6am to midnight.

As part of BBC Music Day, BBC Music and BBC Local Radio are launching a search for the UK’s most iconic musicians and venues.

BBC Local Radio are working with The British Plaque Trust to choose a recipient for an official Blue Plaque in each BBC Local Radio station area in England and the Channel Islands. The plaques will be unveiled on Friday 9 June as part of BBC Music Day.

– BBC Music Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and commemorate the places and people who have influenced our musical landscape. Each community has places or people they have reason to be proud of for their contribution to music and I’m sure the honour of who to award an official Blue Plaque to will be hotly debated across the country. I don’t envy the task of the BBC Local Radio committees who will make the final decision for each Local Radio Station, but all nominations from our audience will go forward for their consideration, says Controller of BBC English Regions, David Holdsworth.

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