(Picture - Banquet Record RSD 2018)
Get out your diaries and pencil in the date as the 12th year of Record Store Day will officially take place on Saturday 13th April 2019.
Over 240 independent record shops are expected to take part in the celebrations which unites music lovers and vinyl fans in every corner of the UK.
Record Store Day was set up in 2007 to champion the culture of the record store, 12 years later it’s still going strong as it celebrates not only the record shops that have stood the test of time but also the new generation of shops who have just opened their doors.
Hundreds of limited edition vinyl releases will be created exclusively for the occasion and free live performances and parties will take place up and down the country.
Rachel Lowe, of Brighton store Vinyl Revolution who took part for the first time last year, said:
“Our first Record Store Day exceeded all expectations. It was the best day we’ve had since opening and was terrific fun. We opened our door to a long queue of regular customers but the day’s events attracted a ton of new customers too. Our youngest first-time record buyers were aged four and six. The revenue from Record Store Day will help our young shop immensely but the publicity and goodwill will last much longer. A fabulous day. Roll on next year!”
We look forward to seeing you there! A list of participating stores will be made available on the UK site at the end of January 2019.