Lovers of twelve inch circles of pressed plastic can rejoice, as Record Store Day returns for its seventh year. Record Store Day (Saturday 19th April) celebrates the unique and charming culture that has come to represent both the independent music scene and record store, offering an opportunity for bands and labels to release special albums, compilations and promotional products that are often put together especially for the day.
Glasgow is renowned for its musical output: with bands such as Teenage Fanclub, Mogwai, The Pastels, Belle & Sebastian and Jesus & Mary Chain standing tall among the plethora of artists and musicians that proudly assert their Glaswegian heritage.
It will come as no surprise then, that Record Store Day is a firmly established day of sound fuelled revellry in Glasgow. The Record Faktory is hosting a super swish pop-up vinyl fair and live music roster, organised by local promoters PMCJ; details are being kept under wraps until the day itself, but doors open at 2pm and the whole event promises to be a rowdy affair. Mono are welcoming Los Tentakills, Sacred Paws and Ubra Blanca to the stage, followed by stellar DJ sets from Rafla (The Hot Club), Marnie (Ladytron) and Adele Bethel (Sons & Daughters). They've also lined up a whole host of exclusive vinyl delights as well as other such musical merrymaking, and their doors are staying firmly open until 7pm. Delightful!