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New exhibition at Milton Keynes Museum celebrates the musical heritage of the town

A new exhibition has launched at Milton Keynes Museum which puts the town’s rich musical heritage firmly in the spotlight.

‘Milton Keynes – Wired For Sound’ opens at Milton Keynes Museum on Friday 27th August. It will run throughout September during usual museum hours and every Thursday evening (4.30pm-8.30pm).

The exhibit will host a feast of photographs, records and memorabilia that span the artists that live here and frequent local venues, through to the world-famous performers who have wowed on the National Bowl stage.

There is also a look at the musical releases created at Linford Manor, which welcomed guests including Biffy Clyro, PJ Harvey and Jamiroquai during its time as a residential studio.

Sammy Jones, author and owner of the Milton Keynes Music Archive, spoke about the exciting new showcase as they said: "Milton Keynes has such a rich musical heritage, and this show definitely proves it.

"It is a real trip down memory lane, and an opportunity for people to reacquaint themselves with our brilliantly creative past.

"Most people’s first live music or clubbing experience is in their locality, and those memories live forever – whether you watched one of the many bands who took to the stage at The Pitz, or enjoyed nights out at Ultra Vegas, you’ll find something to stir memories.

"And we want those memories too – we’ll be inviting visitors to fill in a postcard sharing details of their favourite MK show, which will contribute to a ‘wall of sound memories,’ so have a think and come prepared!"

The National Bowl collection is full of images – many previously unseen – from artists including 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 venues.

If you have any images or memorabilia that you would like to donate for display, please contact Milton Keynes - Wired For Sound.

For more information on the exhibit, please click here.