TAYLOR Swift and Ed Sheeran among the top stars the people of Southend want to see performing in the city next year.

This week, we asked Echo Facebook users who they would like to see perform in Southend in 2025.

Many users shared their wishes, with names ranging from Liam Gallagher, pitched by Gill Alexander, to Craig David and Ed Sheeran, put forward by Leila Jaiteh.

Taylor Swift, who is one of the world's best-selling artists, was also suggested.

Tony Leverett commented: "Madness again at the cliffs."

Denise Collins and Jan N Jeff Groves agreed on Simply Red.

Lauren Wilkes voted for Essex star Olly Murs, with Melissa Blackledge backing Anne Marie, and Mary Ammon rooting for Take That.

Some choices may be more attainable than others, but Southend's love for music is clear.