Keen vinyl record buyers queue from very early hours in Brighton

Posted On 13 Apr 2019 at 2:18 pm

Vinyl fans queuing in Resident Music on Record Store Day (pic Mark Kite)

For those vinyl enthusiasts the wait was finally over today as it is Record Store Day through Brighton, Sussex and the UK.

Vinyl junkies queuing in Kensington Gardens, Brighton at 5:30am for Record Store Day (pic Jeff Stonehouse from DJ Gremlin’s Rockin’ Stompers Facebook page)

Vinyl junkies have had the date Saturday 13th April etched on their brains for several months now, as it’s the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the event 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.

Vinyl fans queuing in Resident Music on Record Store Day (pic Mark Kite)

Fans in Brighton were queuing for many hours before the stores opened in order to endeavour to secure their chosen limited edition treasures, which will in most cases be instantly highly collectable. Fans had been checking the various record shops websites over the past few weeks in order to ascertain whether or not they will be taking delivery of the limited edition releases. As there’s no point in waiting hours in the dark and only to discover at the counter that the particular shop hasn’t stocked it.

Vinyl fans queuing in Resident Music on Record Store Day (pic Mark Kite)

Once again this year there are 100’s of wonderful limited edition records to choose from by established artists including David Bowie, Elton John, Elvis Presley, and Rolling Stones with emerging talents such as IDLES, Our Girl, Say Sue Me, and Soccer Mommy. The records are available in every colour imaginable, including picture discs, whether it be 7”, 12” or other formats such as 10”.

Finally arrived at the counter of Resident Music (pic Mark Kite)

So what’s on offer this year?

The list of Record Store Day UK 2019 releases can be found by clicking HERE.

You can view many of the Record Store Day UK 2019 record covers and further details HERE.

The Sussex Record Shops that were taking part in Record Store Day UK 2019 are:

BRIGHTON:
Bella Union Vinyl Shop
13 Ship Street Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1AJ
Tel: 01273 245287 | View Website

Cult Hero
16 Brighton Place, Brighton, BN11HJ
Tel: 01273 771 959 | View Website

Rarekind Records
104 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ER
Tel: 01273 818170 | View Website

Resident Music
27-28 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL
Tel: 01273 606312 | View Website

Vinyl Revolution
33 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG
Tel: 0333 323 0736 | View Website

BEXHILL:
Music’s Not Dead
The De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN40 1DP
Tel: 01424 552435 | View Website

CHICHESTER:
Analogue October Records
19a South Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1EJ
Tel: 01243 697160 | View Website

EASTBOURNE:
Pebble Records
The Basement, 14 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4RL
Tel: 01323 430304 | View Website

The Vinyl Frontier
35 Grove Road, Little Chelsea, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TT
Tel: 01323 410313 | View Website

LEWES:
Union Music Store
1 Lansdown Place, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1ST
Tel: 01273 474053 | View Website

You may also wish to visit the official Record Store Day website, HERE

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