UK Record Store Day announces plans for April 17 celebration

In-store gigs and exclusive releases will mark the annual event

UK Record Store Day announces plans for April 17 celebration
Record Store Day 2010 will be taking place in 1,000 independent record stores across 18 different countries this April 17.

The event started two years ago in the US and will be celebrated in UK with exclusive releases by a whole host of bands, including LCD Soundsystem, The Rolling Stones, The Cribs, Joy Division, Foals and Crystal Castles.

Head to for the list of releases now.

A number of stores will be throwing street party style events, with cake stalls and face painting. There will also be in-store appearances from Laurie Anderson, I Blame Coco, Blood Red Shoes, Ash, Caribou and Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

"There's nothing as glamorous to me as a record store,” said Paul McCartney, who has loaned his name to day. "This is why I’m more than happy to support Record Store Day and I hope that these kinds of stores will be there for us all for many years to come."

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips also commented on the importance of independent records store in the run up to the event.

“The 'cool' record store. It is where you can talk to people who are like you," he said the band were releasing 500 copies of their covert album of 'Dark Side Of The Moon' on 140g coloured vinyl for the day. "They look like you, think like you and, most tellingly like the same music as you - the only comparable experience these days would probably be an art museum - an actual place where you can stand and simply be surrounded by your heroes."

For more information on releases and events taking place on April 17, visit

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