Special edition Metallica, Bowie and Wu-Tang Clan vinyls will go on sale a celebratory Northampton event

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

A record shop in Northampton is to host a day of events celebrating vinyl and retro methods of recording.

Spunout, an independent music store in Gold Street, is putting on a nine-hour ‘instore music festival’ to mark International Record store Day on Saturday, April 18.

The store, which last year saw queues stretch along Gold Street before opening, is to feature live sessions from local psyche band The Barratts and DJs playing everything from Northern Soul to Punk.

On sale will be hundreds of the now-traditional Record Store Day special edition records, CDs & tapes.

A few of the big names with limited-edition recordings released for the day are Metallica, The White Stripes, David Bowie and the Foo Fighters and Wu-Tang Clan.

Chris Kent, proprietor of Spunout, said: “The limited editions 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.

“This support helps highlight the importance of the high street Record Shop to their local community where they provide unique musical knowledge, encouragement of local artists and events, collectable rarities and a fresh individual presence in our town centres.

He 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.”