RECORD shops across the Five Valleys will be rewarding music fans with an array of new releases, live music and rare vinyl as they take part in this year’s Record Store Day.

This year’s annual event falls on Saturday, April 13, and is a chance for the 200 independent record shops to celebrate their trade, and the millions of musicians and artists that they support.

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Ash Hunt of Sanctuary Music has organised a whole day of live music to celebrate the day

With so many music lovers living across the district three shops are flourishing, two in Stroud, and one in Nailsworth.

Each of the shops, Trading Post Records in Kendrick Street and Sound Records in the High Street, both in Stroud, and Sanctuary Music at Nailsworth Mills (by the Morrisons car park) will be throwing open their doors at 8am so record collectors and music lovers can pick up special releases on the day.

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Groove Armada DJ Tom Findlay will play two intimate gigs in Stroud as part of Record Store Day

Sound Records, who recently moved to 31 High Street, said that their new premises would give them even more space to celebrate stock records.

“It’s going to be a big, big day,” co-owner Tom Berry said. “We’ll have lots of exclusive vinyl and we’ll also be having in store appearances and bands too."

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Hip hop artist Griz-o will be performing in Nailsworth

Aside from the exclusive record day releases that will be on offer, each shop will also be providing a packed schedule of live acts, DJs and other treats to entertain customers throughout the day.

Ash Hunt, owner of Sanctuary Music, said: “We’re very excited about our Record Store Day 2019 line-up. We’ve had a brilliant response from local artists wanting to take part to perform and as well as the musicians and DJs, we’ve put on a full-day of activities to entertain families, including face painting.”

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Every year Trading Post Records in Stroud puts on an incredible roster of DJs for the big day

Tom Findlay, one half of the UK electronic dance and chill-out duo Groove Armada, will be playing two intimate DJ sets on Saturday as part of the celebrations.

DJ Tom will be joined by Stroud’s own DJ superstars Mr Mulatto and Frank Situation from Situation Sounds to celebrate their own collaboration ‘Love on the Attack’, which will officially be released by Tom AKA Sugar Daddy on Record Store Day.

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Sean Roe and Tom Berry have space for many more records in their new High Street shop

He will be taking to the decks alongside Mr Mulatto and Frank Situation at Trading Post Records at 3pm before playing a second gig at the SVA later that evening.

  • Sugar Daddy: Love on the Attack Release Party, Stroud Valleys Artspace, 9pm - 2am, Saturday, April 13. Tickets £15 (adv) from

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