World Record Store Day was dreamed up in 2007 as a way to celebrate independent record stores. First officially celebrated in 2018, it is now a global phenomenon and is as good an excuse as any to go out and buy some music. This year it's taking place 21 April which is only a few days away.
Some of the record player manufactures will also be participating. Rega, for example, are set to release a special edition of their P1 turntable to include an upgraded P2 plinth, white deck and 'Record Store Day' branding. This limited edition model will be limited to a production run of just 500.
The record labels themselves will be releasing special edition records, CDs and tapes - a list of which you can find here. Here's a list of record stores which will be participating in Ireland and Globally. Different events and promotions will be happening in these stores so it'll be well worth getting involved!