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New June 2021 date for Record Store Day

Record Store Day has announced their 2021 event with a date in June. The annual record store celebration is usually held in April, but it was spread across three separate dates in 2020 due to the pandemic. Looking ahead to 2021, organisers have now confirmed that Record Store Day will return on Saturday, June 12.

Hey record lovers, get out your diaries... Record Store Day 2021 will be back on Saturday 12th June! #RSD21

The last record store day took place on Saturday, October 24. Fans were able to get their hands on exclusive releases from Beck and St. Vincent, Def Leppard, Eminem, Suede Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Snoop Dogg and Thin Lizzy.

In September, it was revealed that there was a 3% rise in vinyl sales despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing significant disruption to the retail industry.

In an interview with Music Week last month, RSD organiser Megan Page said:

“While not all of these additional sales are down to RSD, it was responsible for a substantial proportion of the uplifts achieved in those weeks.”

Record shops were forced to close their doors in March as a result of the international health crisis. During the intervening period, however, many stores set up delivery services as well as a click-and-collect option in a bid to survive.


Source: NME | Music Week | Record Store Day