Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2020

Johnny James, Music Editor

Taking place on the 18 April 2020, Record Store Day brings together hundreds of the UK’s independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Whilst Piccadilly Records and Eastern Bloc are always at the forefront of Manchester’s RSD activities, there is a whole host of stores and venues with great offerings, including Vinyl Exchange, Vinyl Revival and Common.

This handy guide will give you the lowdown on what the best participating venues have planned for the big day. It will also give you an exclusive insight into what their staff members reckon the top three most exciting releases are this year!

Last year our pick of the exclusive releases were:

  1. Jeff Buckley – In Transition
  2. Olafur Arnalds – Re:member & String Quartets
  3. Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks – Original New York Test Pressing

Check back here when we have more details on Record Store Day 2020 in Manchester.

Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.

Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.

Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.