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Posted June 1st 2021

Record Store Day in Sussex

Record Store Day is an annual event founded in 2007 and held twice a year to “celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store”. Record Store Day 2021 will be taking place across two dates: Saturday 12th June and Saturday 17th July 2021 and this year it is more important than ever to support our local Record Store businesses as independent music gets back on its feet.

In celebration of this important event, Melting Vinyl have curated a number of Record Store’s accross Sussex for you to support!

Union – Lewes

This one of a kind Lewes based record store, stocks everything from’Hank to Hendrix’ with a range of new and pre-loved vinyl for all music tastes! Union is the perfect place to find some hidden gems or well known classics this Record Store Day. Open from 10-6pm on Saturday’s.

Resident – Brighton

The ever popular Resident in Brighton is stocked a whole new range of exciting vinyl specifically for Record Store Day 2021. Not only can you buy all the new vinyl but Resident produce a range of their own store merchandise for you to further support local indie. To check out the full range avlaible follow this link:

Rare Kind – Brighton

This unique store specialise in Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and Reggae, along with a whole lot more for you to choose from. This Recore Store Day why not pop in and pay them a visit and if they don’t stock what you’re looking for in store they offer same day dispatch on all orders placed before 2pm!

Wow and Flutter – Hastings

As well as stocking your favourite vinyls, Wow and Flutter also buy and sell records, comics, art and books, and serve delicious coffee, tea and cold drinks, as well as featuring new stock each week.

Owners – Tim and Susan – set up Wow And Flutter in 2014, inspired by a shared love of music and art, and a long-standing commitment to all sorts of collecting. After much deliberation they decided to take the plunge and create their dream in Hastings. All the more reason to support them this Record Store Day!

Bella Union – Brighton

The truly independent Bella Union Vinyl shop, stocks all it’s products from the mighty British label, Bella Union. The roster of artists for you to get your hands on this Record Store Day, includes huge names such as, John Grant, Beach House, Father John Misty, Ezra Furman and many others. Along with shipping vinyl internationally, the store front is in our very own city of Brighton!

Vinyl Frontier – Eastbourne

The Sunday Times claims The Vinyl Frontier as “The Next Wave of Coastal Cool”, it is also Eastbourne’s leading, largest, longest established and coolest interdependent record shop & licensed cafe music bar. Vinyl Frontier stock a range of New & pre-loved vinyl + hi-fi and look forward to welcoming you this Record Store Day.

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Vinyl Revolution – Brighton

From July 2017 this amazing record store were going strong, with incredible live in-store performances from Slow Readers Club, Ginger Wildheart and We Are Scientists, being voted best indie record store by The Independent and so far have taking part in two incredible Record Store Days. However after being forced to shut the doors on their Brighton based store at the end of 2020, Vinyl Revolution has moved online and this indenpendant store still deserves our support!

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