New exhibit at Milton Keynes Museum celebrates the city’s musical heritage – MKFM 106.3FM
A new exhibition has been launched at the Milton Keynes Museum which puts the city’s rich musical heritage in the spotlight.
‘Milton Keynes – Wired For Sound’ opens at the Milton Keynes Museum on Friday August 27. It will take place throughout September at the museum’s usual hours and every Thursday evening (4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).
The exhibit will host a feast of photographs, records and memorabilia that spans the artists who live here and frequent local venues, to world-renowned artists who wowed the National Bowl stage.
There’s also a look at the musical releases created at Linford Manor, which has hosted guests including Biffy Clyro, PJ Harvey and Jamiroquai during his residential studio time.
Sammy Jones, author and owner of Milton Keynes Music Archive, spoke about this exciting new showcase saying, “Milton Keynes has such a rich musical heritage, and this show definitely proves it.
“It’s a real trip down memory lane, and an opportunity for people to reclaim our brilliantly creative past.
“Most people’s first live music or clubbing experience is in their locality, and those memories will stay forever – whether you’ve watched one of the many bands that have taken to the stage at The Pitz or passed by. parties at Ultra Vegas, you’ll find something to stir memories.
“And we want those memories too – we’ll invite visitors to fill out a postcard sharing details of their favorite MK show, which will contribute to a ‘wall of sound memories’, so think it over and get ready!”
The National Bowl collection is packed with images – many of which have never been seen before – from artists such as David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Linkin Park, AC / DC, Status Quo and many more. There is also a large archive of local bands, promotions and locations.
If you have any images or memorabilia you would like to donate for display, please contact Milton Keynes – Wired For Sound.
For more information on the exhibition, please click here.