This year’s annual Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 22nd April, celebrating the UK’s independent record shops and music industry surrounding them. A date that is already exciting enough for stores and venues across the country, this year audiophiles all over the UK will be celebrating ten years of the annual event. David Bowie, Sun Ra, Patti Smith, Madonna, Soulwax, The Smiths and The Atomic Bomb Band are set to feature on an extensive list of 2017 releases along with a handful of 12″ discs from Prince, the day following the first anniversary of The Purple One’s death.
Piccadilly Records (opening at 8am) has handpicked “a selection of just under 400 of the best releases” for the day. While that alone is enough to draw in the crowds, the day will feature in store performances from GoGo Penguin and resident DJs Pasta Paul and Matt Ward. Joining forces with Piccadilly Records just around the corner is Common, hosting a “day-into-night bonanza” of music, beer and food. Live music will be provided from local acts Wedding, Menage A Trois and Former Bullies. Those who have been digging deep over in Piccadilly Records will be offered 10% off food and drink all day with receipts from any purchases.
Eastern Bloc Records will once again be fully celebrating the day. Also opening at 8am, the store will be selecting their best records for the day, with DJs spinning favourites from 9pm until 4am. Local stores Vinyl Revival and Vinyl Exchange are also no doubt going to be packed for the day, so head out early.
Soup Kitchen and Gorilla will be hosting a full day of music (check our listings for more information) and the Manchester Punk Festival will be continuing on from Friday, with events at venues across the city.
Record Store Day 2017 takes place on Saturday 22nd April at venues across Manchester and the UK