Today, Saturday 20th April 2013, is Record Store Day! In case you’re wondering Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2013 will see the sixth celebration of the UK’s unique independent sector.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances.
Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, DJ’s, in store quizzes and many other events.
Support your local independent record shops and score special Record Store Day exclusive releases! Want to see what’s happening today? Here’s the full list of special releases and guide to participating shops.