There’s now less than a week to go until Record Store Day kicks off nationally on Saturday 16th April. Here in Cardiff there will be several shops around the city joining in the celebrations.
Personally, I’ll be flitting between Catapult 100% Vinyl and Spillers Records in the High Street Arcade and Morgan Arcade (respectively) trying to get some awesome shots of both events without getting in anyone’s day. I think it’ll be a tiring but fun day.
If you’ve never heard of the event, here’s a little preview of what you can expect at either store – please do let me know if you’ll be going along too and do say “hi!” if you see me… I’ll probably be the one awkwardly pointing my lens at people.
Customers will be playing DJ sets all day when the shop takes over the empty shop opposite the store.
There’s a couple of live sets from Meilir & Y Niwl (who are also taking part in Record Store Day all the way up in Bangor) and in the evening Future of the Left are performing at a special Record Store Day gig in Clwb Ifor Bach.
For more information on everything that’s happening at Spillers, you can visit the event page they’ve set up on Facebook… or you could watch this video of the lovely Ashli explaining everything that’s happening.
There will be live instore sets from Hospital Records brothers in arms Nu:Tone and Logistics and there will also be a series of local talent DJing in the stores record basement including Lung and future garage outfit CRST.
Record Store Day is also when Catapult will be launching it’s very own record label showcasing regional talent in South Wales.
Look out for promotional offers across the store and on the Catapult Website, and of course there’s also a Facebook event with a load of details too! Also… check out the awesome Catapult poster below – I love the designs in the shop!
This is one of the biggest annual events the arcades get the chance to participate in and I can’t wait – hope to see some of you there!