Record Store Day 2021 will be taking place on Saturday 12th June and Saturday 17th July.
Record Store Day is 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 day 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.
4th March 2021, London: With vaccines on the horizon, Record Store Day organizers around the world look forward to the future, but recognize that in 2021, the world’s biggest record store party needs some adjustments to make it as successful for as many participating indie record shops as possible.
RSD Drops will take place at participating record stores, globally, on Saturday June 12 and Saturday July 17.
Throughout the past year, record stores have found creative, flexible and inventive ways to keep serving the music lovers in their communities. However, the ongoing worldwide pandemic makes it impossible to predict the status of many stores and locations around the globe in the next few months. This brings with it many unexpected side effects, including production and distribution issues that continue to disrupt record store supply chains.
The decision to once again shift the "Record Store Day energy" across 2 dates allows the largest number of stores to participate around the world.
The Lists of specially created titles coming to record stores as part of the RSD Drops dates will be launched soon.