Plans have once again changed for Record Store Day 2020, with the event now due to take place over three separate days.
Like many events across the UK and the world, the Coronavirus pandemic has meant that the annual Record Store Day celebration of everything vinyl has been delayed and amended yet again. It was previously moved from April to June 20th, and now the official website has announced that the event has been postponed even further and will be split over three days.
For the past Record Store Day events, it doesn’t just mean buying special release records, but involves 1000s of people queuing together and in close proximity when inside record stores. It also often involves parties, gatherings and concerts, which just can’t happen at the moment and in the near future. So, in order to stick to social distancing measures, the organisers have decided to spread the event over three days to insure less crowds, less gatherings and more scope for a smoother and safer event. Although we cannot see into the future, this is a good measure to take, which as always, is a plan that could still change the nearer we get to the date depending on how much the outbreak has managed to be contained.
The Record Store Day event will now, at the time of writing, take place on Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th September, and Saturday 24th October. A list of releases and which day they will be available on will be issued from the official Record Store Day website on 1st June 2020.
Although we cannot see into the future, this is a good measure to take, but is a plan that could still change the nearer we get, all depending on how much the outbreak has managed to be contained.
Once again, we will aim to keep you up-to-date with any future amendments!