Bridport marks International Record Store Day

Music enthusiasts arrived from various locations to enjoy the annual Record Store Day in Bridport, resulting in an early start for some wishing to grab an exclusive Vinyl Record or two.

At Clocktower Records and Clocktower Too, some devoted vinyl collectors even queued from 6am. Many music lovers attended the event, which took place at Clocktower Records on St Michael’s Lane and Clocktower Too on South Street.

The owner, Roy Gregory, stated that there were “many smiley faces” when we opened at 9am, offering a selection of special records.

Record Store Day is a unique cultural celebration observed by independent record shops across the UK on a single day each year. On this day, exclusive vinyl releases are made, and numerous shops and cities host artist performances and events to celebrate the occasion.

Clocktower Records and Clocktower Too don’t sell records online, so customers must visit the shop physically to browse. Roy believes that the lack of an online sales option contributes to the store’s popularity, as people appreciate the experience.

The popularity of independent record shops and vinyl has surged among people of all ages and music genres, as evidenced by the variety of Record Store Day releases.

People come from far and wide to find records in Bridport, including Bath, Bristol, Exeter, and London. According to Gregory, most of the customers are from outside the region, and Record Store Day enhances their visit to the area.

Record Store Day 2023

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