15th March, London: Meantime Brewing Company is giving London music fans real cause for celebration with the announcement of Meantime presents Record Store Day Live, a day-long festival of live music taking place at the magnificent Meantime Brewery in Greenwich, South East London, on Saturday 9th April.
The event will celebrate Meantime’s ongoing partnership with Record Store Day, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2022 and continues to support independent record shops around the world. All proceeds from ticket sales for the event will be donated to War Child UK, Record Store Day’s official charity partner.
Record Store Day Live will be headlined by performances from soulful singer-songwriter Samm Henshaw, and Hak Baker who blends indie, folk and rap with his self-titled G-folk sound. Henshaw’s debut album ‘Untidy Soul’ was released in January to huge acclaim, and was followed by a sell-out UK tour including the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in late February. Baker recently performed a huge show at the Camden Roundhouse and released the ‘Misled EP’ at the end of 2021.
Supporting on the Record Store Day Live bill are Do Nothing, whose punk-funk grooves have lit up festivals including Truck and Green Man, and hotly-tipped funk-soul act Sister Cookie, recently championed by 6Music’s Craig Charles, and winner of the 2020 RSD Unsigned competition. Record Store Day Live will be hosted by BBC Music Introducing’s Jess Iszatt, alongside guest DJs and special talks.
As well as the live music and DJ sets there will be plenty of opportunity to pick up music and merch at the Record Store Day Live vinyl fair, with record shops including Peckham Soul and Dreamhouse London bringing a selection of new releases and rare pressings. A hand-picked selection of local street-food sellers will help keep music fans well fed during an epic day of live music.
A limited 300 tickets are on sale now priced at £12.50 (+bf) with all proceeds going to War Child UK.
Meantime presents Record Store Day Live will celebrate the music and spirit of a vital event in the cultural calendar, and bring good vibes and great beer to South East London for a special day.
“Meantime has a long-standing connection to music, from the early days of the Beer Box outside the O2 arena to its recent work with South London jazz musician Moses Boyd.
Beer and music have gone hand-in-hand for thousands of years so it’s only natural that the brewery will unveil the Official Beer of Record Store Day to help celebrate the special occasion of Record Store Day Live.
This year’s Record Store Day beer is called B-Side, dubbed a ‘No Coast IPA’ as it includes modern hop varieties from the USA, UK and Germany, making it a truly global style. At 4.8% ABV, the beer will be available exclusively at Record Store Day Live on draught and in 440ml cans via the brewery's online store. All profit from the cans will also be donated to War Child UK.”
Joshua Smith, Marketing Manager, Meantime Brewing
“Record Store Day has a long history of bringing people together to celebrate their shared love of music, vinyl and record shop culture – and Record Store Day Live is set to make these celebrations bigger and better than ever before! As Record Store Day gears up to celebrate its 15th anniversary, this amazing Meantime collaboration will be a one-of-a kind event featuring a whole day of exceptional performances, tasty food and of course – our favourite beer! And to top it all off, we are delighted that all proceeds will go towards supporting Record Store Day’s Official Charity Partner, War Child UK, and the amazing work that they do.”
Megan Page, Record Store Day
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