Northamptonshire record shop preparing for International Record Store Day

Music fans queue outside Spunout in Northampton for last year's International Record Store Day
Music fans queue outside Spunout in Northampton for last year's International Record Store Day
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A county record shop is to celebrate International Record Store Day next Saturday (April 18) with an in-store music festival.

Spunout, in Gold Street, Northampton, is opening from 8.30am to 6pm on the day.

The shop will be hosting live sessions from psyche band The Barratts and there will be an array of DJs playing everything from Northern Soul to punk.

International Record Store Day began in 2007 in the US and has since become a worldwide event held annually on the third Saturday in April.

Chris Kent, proprietor, said: “There will also be big giveaways and hundreds of the famous International Record Store Day exclusive records, CDs and tapes.

“The latter are of great interest for music fans and collectors as all sections of the music industry get behind this day of encouragement for the surviving independent record shops with highly limited releases for just this one day from some of the biggest recording stars – as well as hundreds of up and coming artists.”

Artists releasing limited edition records for the day include David Bowie, U2, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Madness, Sex Pistols and The Prodigy.

Chris added: “We believe that we are blessed to have been able to serve the Northampton area for 15 years and hope the encouragement of this day will help cement our next 15 years.”