It is just four weeks tomorrow until the first Drop of Record Store Day 2021.

This year’s Record Store Day event is set to take place across two Drops on the 12th June and 17th July.

Record Store Day 2021 - 4 Weeks To Go!

Record Store Day 2021 – 4 Weeks To Go!


Hundreds of artists are releasing special and exclusive vinyl records to support the 250 shops who have faced enforced closures for more than 3 months this year alone. This means that the success of this year’s Record Store Day event will be more important to retailers than ever before.

Only Record Store Day shops may purchase Record Store Day product legitimately and stores are bound by the Record Store Day code of conduct which prohibits them from selling online in advance of Record Store Day or for one week following Record Store Day.


Every year Record Store Day enlists one record store loving ambassador to fly the flag on behalf of record shops up and down the country. In previous years the role has been taken on by the likes of The Big Moon, The Mighty Boosh, Rag n Bone Man, Sir Elton John, Kae Tempest and Izzy Bizu among many others. The ambassador works in tandem with Record Store Day to encourage music lovers to support their local record store and discover the joys of vinyl.

Noel Gallagher, who joins the star-studded roster of previous ambassadors, was the principal songwriter, guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of Oasis – one of the biggest bands ever to emerge from UK.  Noel has an unprecedented 10 consecutive chart-topping studio albums in the UK so far in his career, with three consecutive Number 1’s and over 2.4 million album sales globally for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

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Noel Gallagher is the RSDUK 2021 Ambassador


Record Store Day is widely regarded as the catalyst behind the phenomenal resurgence in vinyl as sales topped more than 5m units in the UK in 2020 – this is compared to just 205k in 2008 when Record Store Day began. Though there is still a long way to go, the success of the event has sparked a huge turnaround in fortunes for the nation’s independent record stores who have weathered the coronavirus pandemic with unwavering resilience and ingenuity.

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RSD 2021 Drops are on June 12th and July 17th 2021


Record Store Day UK does of course have close ties with the British HiFi Industry with both Rega and Bowers & Wilkins being their official partners.

Get out and support your local independent record store on RSD UK 2021 making sure, of course, that you follow Covid safe guidelines and rules for your area.

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