People will be 'queuing from midnight' as rare music up for grabs

The Jacaranda Record Store are expecting a large amount of people to attend
The Jacaranda Record Store are expecting a large amount of people to attend -Credit:Liverpool Echo

A range of exclusive songs and albums will be released in Liverpool this weekend.

The Jacaranda Record Store on Slater Street in Liverpool city centre will be taking part in Record Store Day, an annual event where independent record stores across the UK feature exclusive vinyl releases.

The Jacaranda has said never-before-released albums, reissues of rare classics, and alternative versions of fan favourites will be on sale.

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The shop will open at 8am on Saturday, April 20, allowing people to get their favourite Record Store Day finds. In the past, eager fans have lined up from the early hours of the morning to ensure they get exactly what they're after.

The Jacaranda have said they expect queues this time around to start from midnight and stretch all the way to Bold Street and beyond.

Those who arrive early this year will also receive a limited number of goodie bags, with multiple options ranging from a number of test pressings of RSD (limited run) releases to signed versions of RSD releases personally sent to the store by the artists. Although the goodie bags are limited to early birds, everyone in the queue will enjoy complimentary hot food and drinks, with vegan options also on offer. All customers will also be entered into a raffle to get free tickets to any Jacaranda Baltic show.

Vinyl DJs will start sets inside the shop from 11am, followed by live music performances from several artists including Michael Aldag, Ruby J, and The Kairos. Wirral musician Michael will also be signing copies of his debut album ‘sorry for everything’.

There will also be a Record Store Night Party held at the Jacaranda Baltic in the Baltic Triangle. The night features a multi-act show headlined by Kyle Falconer of The View, with tickets priced at £15.

Jack Rowley, the Marketing and PR officer at the Jacaranda Record Store, said: “Michael Aldag, Ruby J and The Kairos are all big enough to sell out most venues in the city, heck, The Kairos were even playing the M&S Bank Arena last week. It is going to be so fun putting them on as free gigs in celebration of Record Store Day.”

Kevin McManus, Head of UNESCO Liverpool City of Music, added: “In Liverpool we are incredibly lucky to have a range of brilliant indie record shops and we should celebrate them because, apart from the sheer joy they bring, they also play a vital role in making Liverpool the amazing music city that we are.

“On Record Store Day I would urge you to get yourself along to buy vinyl or enjoy a performance at The Jacaranda, or from any of the other local record stores taking part in Record Store Day.”

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