Record Store Day 2017

Multiple locations
, 2017

Tickets: Free

Our guide to celebrating vinyl in Sheffield this Record Store Day.

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Record Store Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday 22 April and Sheffield has all your vinyl needs covered.

While for some the day means getting your hands on the limited edition wax you can’t live without, for others it’s just a good excuse to visit your local record shop and find something new or even a classic you’ve never physically owned. Sheffield’s record shops will be open throughout the day (and night) but if there’s something you want and can’t bear the though of missing out on, make sure you get there early to avoid disappointment.

So, whether you’re after a box set of Nigerian afro-soul, Aqua’s Barbie Girl on 7" or just fancy a good browse – here are our tips for raiding the racks on the 22nd.

Spinning Discs

Chesterfield Road’s Spinning Discs are teaming up with their neighbours to bring you a full day of live music, tasty food and refreshing beverages. The shop opens at 9am and if you spend £50 in store you’ll get a free tote bag, if you spend £100 or more you’ll get a Pete McKee Record Store Day t-shirt (while stocks last). After you’ve stocked up on records, Wah Wahs (the Mexican restaurant next door) will be hosting a day of live music between 12pm and 7pm with Sheffield indie lads High Hazels headlining the event with an exclusive stripped back set.

Record Junkee

Record Junkee on Earl Street will be partying on through the night this Record Store Day with a whole host of guests. During the day there’ll be exclusive acoustic in-store performances (bands to be announced) as shoppers hunt through the racks of vinyl. Once the doors have closed there’ll be live music in-store (line up to be announced) until 11pm when John 'The Rev' McClure from Reverend and the Makers will take to the decks. If that’s not enough, the shop is also hosting local band October Drift’s official after party. You’ll need tickets for entry after 8pm.

Bear Tree Records

Now in their larger, more stocked space in Orchard Square, Bear Tree Records have released a huge list of RSD releases they’ll have in store on the 22nd – you can find it here. They’ll also be hosting a blind-buy charity sale with prizes including signed records from Richard Hawley, Drenge, Milburn and Sleaford Mods, with all the money going to The Cathedral Archer Project. As well as this, they’re releasing some limited edition tie-dye Bear Tree t-shirts and new colour tote bags designed by local artist Tom J Newell. If that’s not enough, there’ll be FREE CAKE for all shoppers! Bear Tree opens at 8am and be prepared to queue earlier than that if you want first dibs on the RSD releases.

Tonearm Vinyl

The always cheerful and excellently stocked Tonearm Vinyl are teaming up with Walkley Beer Co. to host an afternoon of live music, DJs and beer this Record Store Day. In-store DJ sets will come from Sheffield's Mads n da Bads DJs and Macho Music Is Stupid, while the live music will be provided by Tony Nicholson, Charles MacDonald-Jones and Mugshots Of Criminals across the road in Walkley Beer Co. As a special RSD offer, customers will receive £2 off every £10 they spend in Tonearm Vinyl.

Record Collector

Sheffield oldest record shop and national haven for vinyl addicts Record Collector has had two pallets worth of RSD stock delivered. Their long RSD list features everything from Aqua to Bowie to Goat – get down for when it opens at 8am and keep an eye on Twitter for updates as stuff sells out.

LP Records

Arundel Street's LP Records is also taking part in RSD. More details coming soon.

Written by Tom Roper; April 19, 2017
Photography by Gemma Thorpe.

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