Record Store Day 2021

Record Store Day 2021 - Sheffield

Support your local independent record store this Saturday for the first of two Record Store Day’s this year!

Record Store Day is an annual event that began in 2007 in support of independent record stores which were struggling as the digital age of music was starting to takeover. 

The way we listen to music is always evolving, from vinyl to cassette, CD to streaming… Although streaming platforms have taken the crown since 2007, vinyl has had a resurgence, as have independent record stores, Sheffield has five brilliant ones, who need your support this year, not because of Spotify, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Record Store Day has become Christmas Day for record collectors as over 200 independent record stores come together to sell records only available on this day and people queue for hours to get hold of these limited editions. 

Usually the day is more than just record sales, many stores host gigs and pop-up events, obviously this won’t be happening this year, and like last years event, due to social distancing Record Store Day will be taking place on two dates, this Saturday (12th June) and the 17th July.

Check out the records that will be available this Saturday here.

Got a wish list? Here’s where you can get hold of them in Sheffield.

  • Bear Tree Records (City Centre) – Due to social distancing Bear Tree Records are opening for appointments only on Saturday, all 100 slots were snapped up last Saturday in less than an hour! Any Record Store Day stock leftover will be available online from 6pm on Saturday.
  • Record Collector (Broomhill) – Record Collector will be opening from 9am to 5pm, check out what will be available here, follow them on Twitter throughout the day for stock updates.
  • Record Junkee (City Centre) – Looking for a bit of ‘normality’? Record Junkee will try to provide that on Saturday (with social distancing measures in place). They’ll be open from 8am, serving coffee throughout the day and opening their bar from 12pm. Full details here.
  • Spinning Discs (Meersbrook) – Spinning Discs will be open from 8am till 5pm. Check out what they’ll have in stock here.

All sales will be on a first-come-first-served basis at all stores and social distancing measures will be in place so please be patient. 

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