Record Store Day celebration landing in Worcester store

A WORLDWIDE celebration of independent record stores will be coming to Worcester.

The eighth annual Record Store Day will hit Rise Worcester, in Chapel Walk, with a bang as music lovers are treated to one-off vinyls they can't get anywhere else and live music performances.

Tom George, from the store, said this year's event, which will happen on Saturday, April 19, promised to be better than previous years.

He said: "Record Store Day sees 400 plus limited edition vinyl albums, EPs and singles released solely in independent record shops, and unavailable on the internet or from larger chain stores.

"Previous years have seen special releases from the likes of The Beatles, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Blur, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon and many more.

"As well as stocking all of this year’s fantastic releases for the fans who queue for hours before we open at 8am, this year Rise will be hosting a great line up of live music and DJs."

So far, the store has announced political folk musician Beans on Toast, Cheltenham-based troubadour Andy Oliveri, and local DJ collective The Singles Club playing nothing but vinyl. More acts will be announced in the run up to the day, and an official list of releases available in store will be announces at 6pm on Thursday, March 20, on XFM radio streamed live instore.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:57pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Andy_R says...

Record Store Day is a great idea, but it's being ruined by people who queue up early, buy up every copy of the most in demand releases and then put them on eBay. Last year I went to Rise before 9am, and then tried Malvern but both the limited releases I wanted had sold out already. Far from being 'unavailable on the internet', the internet was the only place I could actually buy them, and then only if I paid a £40 mark-up to ebay speculators.
Record Store Day is a great idea, but it's being ruined by people who queue up early, buy up every copy of the most in demand releases and then put them on eBay. Last year I went to Rise before 9am, and then tried Malvern but both the limited releases I wanted had sold out already. Far from being 'unavailable on the internet', the internet was the only place I could actually buy them, and then only if I paid a £40 mark-up to ebay speculators. Andy_R
  • Score: -2

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree