Now into its sixth successful year, Record Store Day has become one of the most popular events of the Manchester music calendar. Record Store Day was founded in America in 2007 in a bid to promote independent traders; it made the move across the pond a year later, with up to 200 indie record stores now taking part.  To give it even more kudos, musical wizard Jack White from The White Stripes is the showcase celebrity as this year’s event ambassador.

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Record Store Day is one of the biggest event in the Manchester music calendar.

Manchester's leading indie record stores are getting into the spirit, with Kingbee in Chorlton, plus Eastern Bloc and Beatin' Rhythm in the Northern Quarter offering great discounts and promotions on the day. But the biggest event of the day is being held by trendy Northern Quarter bar, Common, who are teaming up with Piccadilly Records for a special Record Store Day party.

Expect live DJs throughout the day from record labels such as SWAYSRed Deer ClubFolklore Tapes and Piccadilly Records’ own Pasta Paul. They'll have a special 'Quiff Ale' on tap (inspired by Morrissey), a collaboration with their good friends Quantum Brewery and a very limited 'Piccalilli Burger' - if you buy a release from Piccadilly Records on the day, make sure you get your hand stamped to get 10% off these beauties! If that wasn't enough, playing live between 1pm and 8pm are Jonnie CommonBernard + EdithEmperor Zero and Horsebeach so you're bound to see something exciting this Record Store Day if you head down to Common.

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Piccadilly Records have teamed up with Common for a day of music, burgers and discounts.

If you're looking for some evening entertainment on Record Store Day then look no further than another Northern Quarter bar, Soup Kitchen. With DJs during the day, it really kicks off at Soup Kitchen at 8pm when one of their favourite artists, Shackleton plays alongside Conor Thomas and guests in their stellar basement. Expect some big basslines and complex beats to complete a great day sampling Record Store Day across the city.

Thanks to the guys at Kraak Gallery, you have an even bigger choice of live music on Record Store Day 2013. LateNiteLive present an evening featuring some great up and coming acts from across the country and our native Manchester. So far confirmed are Modern Blonde, The Art Club, and The Physics House Band, plus more to be confirmed. Also, the first 50 people to buy tickets will receive their Record Store Day compilation release, featuring tracks from their favourite artists that they've showcased over the last 8 months. Sounds like a cracking deal.

With vinyl sales on the rise, this has even prompted bands to start releasing on vinyl all over again. Young and old are getting back to listening music the way it was always intended, so be a part of it this Record Store Day and make a purchase and enjoy some of the joys on offer around Manchester.