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Heritage Awards 

In 2009, the PRS for Music Heritage Award scheme was launched to celebrate British musicians and iconic venues across the country.

The Heritage Award scheme honours sites that have witnessed the birth of some of the nation’s most loved music icons, placing a Heritage plaque on the site that signifies the musicians' and bands first gig.

Take a look at the recipients below to discover who has been awarded with a Heritage plaque and where they first gigged.

Get a PRS for Music Heritage Plaque

How to apply

  • Please state the band/artists’ performance date/year at your venue. It has to be their first ever gig as that act/name.
  • Provide venue details – address, contact information.
  • Email events@prsformusic.com


Madness were awarded on 26 January 2017.

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Pulp were awarded on 4 May 2015.

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Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet were awarded on 10 September 2014.

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Orbital were awarded on 12 November 2013.

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Queen were awarded on 5 March 2013.

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Supergrass were awarded on 3 October 2012.

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Faithless were awarded on 19 September 2012.

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Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul were awarded 21 June 2012

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James were awarded on 1 November 2011.

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UB40 were awarded on 4 October 2011.

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Status Quo

Status Quo were awarded on 20 September 2010.

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Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol were awarded on 4 June 2010.

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Elton John

Elton John was awarded on 2 June 2010.

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Squeeze were awarded on 23 March 2010.

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Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull were awarded on 25 February 2010.

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Dire Straits

Dire Straits awarded on 3 December 2009.

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Blur were awarded on 30 November 2009.

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