Record Store Day 2021Posted by: Sam Pegg
With over 200 independent record stores coming together to sell records, now is the time to be excited!
Record Store Day 2021 will be taking place across two Drop dates: Saturday 12 June and Saturday 17 July 2021.
Support your local independent record store this Saturday for the first of two Record Store Day’s this year!
Record Store Day is an annual event that started up in 2007 to support independent record stores. Music has evolved over time and the more it evolves the more difficult it is to sell vinyl. From vinyl to cassettes, CD’s to digitally downloading music - the age of music has and is rapidly changed.
Although streaming has become the most common way to listen to music, vinyl has started to become a popular way to listen to your favourite songs. Sheffield has five great independent record stores who have been impacted greatly from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is your way that you can support them!
With 200 independent record stores selling records that are only available on this day - people queue for hours to get hold of limited edition vinyl.
Unlike other years, record stores will not be able to host pop-up gigs and events with the current situation.
See the official Record Store Day website for more information and see records that will be available this Saturday here.
Here are the places that will be hosting Record Store Day this year in Sheffield.
- Bear Tree Records (City Centre) – Due to social distancing Bear Tree Records are opening for appointments only on Saturday, all 100 slots were snapped up last Saturday in less than an hour! Any Record Store Day stock leftover will be available online from 6pm on Saturday.
- Record Collector (Broomhill) – Record Collector will be opening from 9am to 5pm, check out what will be available here, follow them on Twitter throughout the day for stock updates.
- Record Junkee (City Centre) – Looking for a bit of ‘normality’? Record Junkee will try to provide that on Saturday (with social distancing measures in place). They’ll be open from 8am, serving coffee throughout the day and opening their bar from 12pm. Full details here.
- Spinning Discs (Meersbrook) – Spinning Discs will be open from 8am till 5pm. Check out what they’ll have in stock here.
- Wax at Moorgate - View Website RSD June is online only for Wax at Moorgate and titles go on sale at 6.00. One copy of each title per person or order will be cancelled. They’ll be adding titles till just before the event.
All sales will be on a first-come-first-served basis at all stores and social distancing measures will be in place.
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