Record Store Day is almost upon us - a time marked in the calendar to shine a spotlight on the role of independent record stores in Bristol. The event celebrates the culture of more than 250 independent record stores across the UK and is always a busy time as thousands rush out to take advantage of special and exclusive vinyl releases.
Record Store Day was established in 2007 during a gathering of independent record store owners, followed by its first official event in April 2008. Record stores can also mark the occasion by hosting live artist performances and meet-ups.
This year, Record Store Day falls on Saturday, April 22. Here is everything you need to know about Record Store Day 2023 and how to celebrate it in Bristol.
Record Store Day 2023 release list
Here is a list of some of the special vinyl releases for Record Store Day 2023. To view the full list, visit the Record Store Day website:
- The 1975, Live With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
- Bastille, Bastille: MTV Unplugged
- Billy Joel, Live At The Great American Music Hall
- Bob Marley & The Wailers, Stir It Up
- Ellie Goulding, Halcyon Nights
- Elvis Presley, Elvis Is Back
- Elton John, Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player
- Fleetwood Mac, Albatross
- Madonna, American Life Mix Show Mix
- Taylor Swift, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions
List of Record Store Day 2023 participating shops in and around Bristol
- Specialist Subject at First Floor, Exchange, Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0EJ
- Rough Trade at 3 New Bridewell, Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2QD
- Resolution Records at Unit 1, Green Park Station, Bath BA1 1JB
- Chapter 22 Roots & Records, 8 Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ
- Raves from the Grave, 2-3 King Street, Frome BA11 1BH
For further information on each of the Bristol record stores participating in Record Store Day 2023, visit the official shop finder on the Record Store Day website.