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What is Record Store Day? History & Date 

April 23 may be St George’s Day, but it is not a date that is just for slaying dragons and celebrating England’s patron saint.In 2022, the day is also Record Store Day, which is celebrated across the world.It is an event many music fans have come to love, evolving more than 260 independent record shops across the UK, and thousands more stores across the world.

Record Store Day is held on one Saturday in April every year and was first conceived back in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees in the US as a way to celebrate the culture surrounding independently owned record stores.


Its first official events took place on April 19, 2008 in the US, with MetallicaSpecial vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities also include live performances, meet and greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and vinyl market stalls.


Its first official events took place on April 19, 2008 in the US, with MetallicaSpecial vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities also include live performances, meet and greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and vinyl market stalls.



This year, Taylor Swift is the ambassador for Record Store Day and has become the first-ever global RSD ambassador.



This year, Taylor Swift is the ambassador for Record Store Day and has become the first-ever global RSD ambassador.



This year, Taylor Swift is the ambassador for Record Store Day and has become the first-ever global RSD ambassador.


Hundreds of records are set for release today for Record Store Day, but fans have been told to expect some manufacturing delays, with some announced records now set to be released on June 18 instead.


You can find a full list of releases over on the

RSD website