Last year’s event saw over 150 eager customers queuing the length of the Arcade, hoping to get their hands on the prized limited-edition vinyl and this year promises to be even busier.
“Our first Record Store Day last year was brilliant,” said Slide Record Shop’s Nerys Bannister.
“This is the twelfth year of RSD which was set up as an initiative to help record stores survive. It’s a great way to thank customers for supporting their local record shop by sharing these really special releases.
“From talking to our customers, we know they’re excited about the new Queen picture disc, IDLES’ vinyl release of their Meat EP and the Lost in Translation and The Crow soundtracks.
Our younger customers will be looking forward to the Baby Shark 7″ release!”
This year, owners Warren Alsopp and Nerys are hoping to share the RSD love with other Bedford retailers.
With customers coming from far and wide, it’s the perfect opportunity to encourage visitors to make the most of their day in Bedford.
Getting in on the action are Full Metal Skillet @ Roosters, Beerfly and the Embankment. Beefly and Full Metal Skillet are hosting a block party on St Cuthbert’s Street, with Filipino street food for a fiver.
Beerfly is offering discounted drinks to anyone showing their RSD purchases and Roll Your Own Records will have their decks set up, welcoming anyone wanting to play their new vinyl.
The team at the Embankment are in a celebratory mood this weekend as it’s their tenth birthday. If you show your RSD purchases when ordering you’ll get a free tea or coffee.
Slide Record Shop is open from 9am tomorrow, with the shutters of the Arcade opening at 7am.