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Edge Zones

Trace historic, era defining moments and trends through 60 years of music history, learn about British music’s influence on art, fashion and politics and see the changes in Britain’s musical landscape take place before your very eyes.

Each Edge Zone takes you back to the music’s biggest and most important events as and when they happened.


1945-1962 Featuring:
• Atlantic Crossing • Rock 'n' Roll Showcase • Skiffle Showcase • Trad Jazz Showcase

Spotify our 1945-1962 Playlist


1962-1966 Featuring:
• Atlantic Crossing • Beatlemania Showcase • Girl Crazy Showcase • R&B Showcase

Spotify our 1962-1966 Playlist


1966-1970 Featuring:
• Cultural Revolution Showcase • Rock Mix Showcase Roll Showcase • The Rolling Stones

Spotify our 1966-1970 Playlist


1970-1976 Featuring:
•David Bowie Showcase • Glam Rock Showcase • Rock Spectacle

Spotify our 1970-1976 Playlist


1976-1985 Featuring:
• Punk Showcase • Reggae and Ska Showcase • New Romantics Showcase

Spotify our 1976-1985 Playlist


1985-1993 Featuring:
• Hard Rock Showcase • Madchester Showcase

Spotify our 1985-1993 Playlist


1993-present Featuring:
• Anatomy of a Popstar • BRIT Awards Showcase • Britpop Showcase • Girl and Boy Bands Showcase • Here Come The Girls Showcase

Spotify our 1993-present Playlist


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