Since 2009, the Heritage Awards have celebrated the genesis of icons in local, live music venues.
This annual accolade is given to UK venues that have played a crucial role in helping to create music history, giving now-famous acts their first-ever gig and helping them on their way to success.
Latest Heritage Award
Get a PRS for Music Heritage Plaque
To apply, please email email@example.com state the band/artists’ performance date/year at your venue along with the venue details (address and contact information). It has to be their first ever gig as that act/name.
Find out how each venue gave that crucial piece of early support by selecting the awards below.
Other Heritage Awards
- The Stranglers - The Star Inn, Guildford
- Madness - The Dublin Castle
- Spandau Ballet - The Blitz Club
- Pulp - The Leadmill Sheffield
- Orbital - The Garage Highbury
- Queen - Imperial College London
- Supergrass - The Jericho Tavern Oxford
- Faithless - Jazz Cafe Camden
- Soul II Soul - Electric Brixton
- James - Fac. 51 Hacienda
- UB40 - Hare & Hounds
- Status Quo - Welcome Inn Eltham
- Snow Patrol - The Duke of York bar Belfast
- Elton John - Namaste Lounge
- Squeeze - Greenwich Dance Agency
- Jethro Tull - Blackpool Holy Family Church
- Dire Straits - Farrer House Church Street Deptford
- Blur - East Anglian Railway Museum