Record Store Day 2017: Where to celebrate in London

David Ellis
Keep on spinning: Record Store Day celebrates the glory of vinyl

Record Store Day returns for another glorious year celebrating everything vinyl this Saturday, April 22.

As ever, aside from the limited edition releases themselves – which will be available at record stores across London – there’ll be a few gatherings across town.

Rough Trade West have live music from the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, as well as south London post-punks Shame, while over in Boxpark Croydon, there’s an all day party hosted by Vinyl Club.

Brixton has two offerings: Container Records are hosting a label party throughout the day, then in the evening will have everyone on their feet dancing, with a night featuring Dele Sosimi and London hip-hop producer Eric Lau.

Elsewhere, in the Bussey Building, Rye Wax are celebrating indie labels with live music followed by a late night get down with plenty of local beer.

Fans of the Duke Spirit should head to Flashback Records in Shoreditch, where the band are performing live, followed by Slabdragger at 7.30pm. Flashback is one of the finest record stores in London, so expect their to be some extra special Record Store Day releases.

Further out east, Vinyl Pimp in Hackney Wick will have a host of DJs spinning, including Luke Vibert, Bambooman, Deft and Miro SundayMusiq, with hotdogs from nearby restaurant Pearl and beers from Crate Brewery. Enjoy!