Final Rsd Launch Asset

7th April, 6pm, London: Record Store Day UK is excited to reveal “The List” of official limited edition vinyl releases making their way to independent record shops this Summer.

Hundreds of artists and record labels have come together to release an exciting array of exclusive, special, and one-off vinyl records which will be available only from participating shops.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s celebrations will take place across two Record Store Day “Drops” on Saturday 12th June and Saturday 17th July.

Record Store Day is the annual event which celebrates the unique culture of independent record shops and the art of vinyl. The event shines a light on the hard-working music lovers behind the counter who play a key role in championing local music and talent.

We are delighted to be able to reveal this all important list of releases just days ahead of non-essential retailers reopening their doors on Monday 12th April. More than 250 independent record stores all across the UK are geared up to take part in RSD– with thousands more celebrating around the world.

And so without further ado, check out the list of titles making the way to record shops on 12th June and 17th July.

From Fontaines DC to Miles Davies, to Wolf Alice to Elton John, this year’s list of records promises to have something special for every music lover.

Louise Jackson, who opened Wax & Beans Records in Bury in 2019, said “We cannot wait for RSD this year! After the rollercoaster of a year everyone has had, it's so refreshing to be able to look forward to such a successful and fun event. The build up to RSD celebrations have become as exciting as the days themselves – especially as the whole event is now so well embraced by our local community and the people of Bury. Despite the social distancing restrictions in place last year, the three RSD drops had such a wonderful atmosphere of suspense, anticipation, and excitement from the early hours. We saw many of our regular customers meet with plenty of new faces, with friendships being made whilst waiting (distanced) in the queue and we cannot wait to welcome more people and enjoy two days of a truly liberating celebration of music.”

Joff Oddie from Wolf Alice, who are taking part in this year’s Record Store Day with a special release, said: “Independent record stores provide a vital and necessary communal space to explore, discuss and share the music that shapes all of our lives. This year we’re releasing a limited edition version of our new album Blue Weekend with a bonus 7” exclusively for independent record stores. Given the bleak year they have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic any support you could show them would be fantastic. The musical world would not be the same without them.”