The wait is over for the reveal of Record Store Day 2020 and the list of exclusive vinyl records that will be released on Saturday, April 18th around the world. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.

Record Store Day

The release list highlights this year includes specially created products from the likes of Christine and the Queens, Charli XCX and Tom Grennan to Paul McCartney, Primal Scream and My Chemical Romance. These will be made available over the counter only from participating shops with queues expected to start from the early hours.

It’s another huge year with a great and eclectic mix of releases for all record shops to get stuck into! I’m particularly looking forward to Snapped Ankle’s 21 Metres to Hebden Bridge and the Christine and the Queens 7″ release, La Vita Nuova: Sequences 2 et 3. Biffy Clyro’s 7″ featuring their versions of Frightened Rabbits’ Modern Leper and David Bowie’s Modern Love is definitely going on my wish list too; two fantastic songs that will not only tide us over as we patiently wait for the new Biffy album but which also supports the Tiny Changes mental health charity set up in memory of the great Scott Hutchinson. An exciting year for new and interesting music which will no doubt offer something special for everyone,” says Ashli Green from David’s Music in Letchworth.

The countdown to Record Store Day have been celebrated at a launch event on March 5th, with the 2020 ambassadors, The Big Moon. They will be taking on the ultimate challenge of recording their release live and direct to vinyl at Metropolis Studios. The result will be a 3 track single available from participating shops on the main day itself.

We’ve played in lots of excellent shops up and down the country and met wonderful people every time, from the people who work there and organize events to the generous souls who have parted with their money and time and bought our records, come to see us play intimate shows and just generally made us feel like what we’re doing is sometimes worthwhile. As we become more and more aware of the toxicity of spending the majority of your life online it’s important that we protect these physical communal spaces and make sure they feel accessible and welcoming to all,” says of this role Celia from The Big Moon.

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