Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2011 will see the third celebration of the UK's unique independent sector.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, DJ's, in store quizzes and many other events. The event will take place on April 16th.
Here´s some exclusives to be available on UK Record Store Day:
AC/DC - 'Shoot To Thrill'/'War Machine' 7" vinyl
Deep Purple - 'Hush'/'Speed King' 7" (BBC Sessions release limited to 1400 copies)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Quadruple vinyl album release
Jimi Hendrix - 'Fire' 7" red vinyl and limited 3-trk CD single
Ozzy Osbourne- 'Flying High Again'/'I Don't Know' (live) 7" vinyl
Rush - 'BU2B' 7" single
Find more info on the Record Store Day website.