Given the city’s vast and storied musical heritage, Record Store Day is always an exciting one for the calendar across Manchester. From street parties to live performances, take a look through some of the best festivities coming to town this Saturday.

Eastern Bloc day party

Eastern Bloc’s famous RSD day party is back, bringing together a collection of the city’s finest selectors. From Ambient to Afro/Latin, Deep House to UK low ends and everything in between, expect a truly genre-hopping day that kicks off at 9am, before running right on through ’till 3am.

5a Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN
Ramona x Basement Wax record fair

Records and margs are on the cards down at Ramona, where the team will be kicking off their new monthly pop-up record store alongside good pals, Basement Wax.

There’ll be live DJ sets, day-to-night parties, guest sellers with tonnes of vinyl to sift through, and plenty of pizza to keep you fuelled for the day, naturally.

40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG
Piccadilly Records live DJs

Along with all the shop’s usual sought-after special releases, Piccadilly Records has pulled together an impressive lineup of live DJs who’ll be providing a suitable soundtrack to your browsing throughout the day.

Hear sets from Thee Beth Taylor, A Certain Romance’s Martin Moscrop, Stu Richards, Suffragette City Co-Founder Abigail Ward (Ghost Assembly), Sno and Reform Radio resident Rhod Parry as you bag that hallowed release.

53 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR
Tasty Records x Bernie's Canteen

After last year’s success saw queues winding through Altrincham, Tasty Records are going even bigger this time out. The store will be opening from 8.15am, operating a strict one-in-one-out policy, ensuring everyone gets a fair look at what they’ve got in for the day.

Neighbours Bread Bin Bakery will be handing out free coffees to the queue, there’ll be live vinyl DJs in-store and afterwards, the team will be heading down the road to Bernies Canteen for tacos and turntables.

25 Regent Rd, Altrincham WA14 1RX
Sat 20 Apr
Bradley Lengden
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Fri 19 Apr 2024