Campaign launched to save London’s Earls Court venue

The music and exhibition venue is facing demolition

The campaign to save London’s Earls Court music venue and exhibition space has stepped up a gear.

Local residents in Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham are fighting to save the iconic venue – which has seen artists including Radiohead, Paul Mccartney and Pink Floyd play there over the years.

The residents have launched an online petition opposing plans to demolish the centre as part of redevelopment plans for the area.

Under the proposals, the venue would be bulldozed, along with 760 homes in West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates, Music Week reports.

The petition, which currently has 79 signatures, calls on the Government to preserve the Centre. “This will have an impact on the UK Exhibitions Industry, the local and national economy and overload the capacity of the tube and road system in North-West London,” it reads.

The centre, which first opened to the public in 1937, was also used as a venue during the 2012 London Olympics.