On Saturday 18th April, BBC Radio 6 Music will broadcast a special day of programming in support of Record Store Day, which has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s an annual worldwide event which celebrates vinyl shops and is accompanied by a number of limited-edition releases.
The day was scheduled in April, but because of the pandemic, organisers have now moved it to 20 June and issued a statement to explain: “RSD is worldwide and celebrates a record store’s place in their community. As good citizens of those communities we want everyone to be safe, healthy and feel comfortable coming to the party.”
Next Saturday (18 April) Record Store Day – Mail Order on 6 Music will raise awareness of the challenges the retail sector currently faces, reminding listeners how they can continue to support artists and record stores.
It will also celebrate the army of key delivery workers and retailers who are continuing to keep music fans supplied with the music they love in these challenging times.
Throughout this special day of music sharing and exploration, 6 Music presenters including Chris Hawkins, Radcliffe & Maconie, Huey Morgan, Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson and Tom Robinson will be speaking to musicians, record collectors, music industry figures and music retailers as well as playing a selection of music from their own and other BBC Radio presenters’ record collections to show support for this vital part of the music loving community.