11/08/2020: RSD produces guide to shopping safely as record shops across the UK get ready for first Record Store Day 'Drop on 29th August.
A newly adapted version of Record Store Day will return on Saturday 29th August in what will be the first of three “Drops” that celebrates independent record stores.
Superstar artists from the likes of Pink Floyd, The Cure and The Kinks to Christine and the Queens, J Hus and The Big Moon are scheduled to take part with limited-edition releases. The Weeknd and Working Men’s Club have also come on board in a bid to support the UK’s record retailers.
The annual celebration known for its in-store parties, live performances and very limited vinyl releases was originally scheduled to take place on 18th April. However, like many music events, organisers were forced to call off the party in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Record Store Day has since gone back to the drawing board and created a series of “RSD Drops” to accommodate the new social distancing guidelines.
Whilst the live music and in-store parties will remain off the cards, the list of limited-edition releases will be made available from participating shops on one of the 3 Drop Dates: 29th August, 26th September and 24th October.
To ensure people shop safely Record Store Day has produced the following guide.
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