Plans are in the pipeline for a large mural celebrating Sir Elton John in Watford town centre.

With Sir Elton due to perform two concerts at Vicarage Road in early July, Watford Library in Hempstead Road is set to host a mural in honour of the Rocketman.

It will be spray painted onto the side of the building by MurWalls, which also revamped the Exchange Road underpass, but the exact design has not yet been confirmed.

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The application was received by the council on Wednesday, June 8, and is currently pending consideration.

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The mural is planned to be unveiled for Elton to mark the concerts in Vicarage Road on July 3 and 4 as part of his ongoing worldwide tour.

Sir Elton said his relationship with the club he used to own "meant the world" to him and that he had to include the stadium in his list of shows.

“I simply had to play Vicarage Road a final time as part of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour," he said.

“My relationships with the club, with the fans, the players and the staff over the years have meant the world to me. Through the good times and the bad, Watford has been a huge part of my life.”

There is a picture attached to the application, but it is understood this is not the final design.

Another mural featuring Sir Elton and Graham Taylor already features in the subway leading to Vicarage Road, which was dedicated to the club as part of the ongoing centenary celebrations.

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Councillors say they have received messages from passersby hailing the Watford FC artwork as "fantastic” and “brilliant”.

MurWalls is a contractor which bring together street artists to give buildings a facelift for the local community.

Watford FC have been working with MurWalls to make the design a reality and it is hoped that the design will be ready for the concerts in July.