Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2013 will see the sixth celebration of the UK's unique independent sector. This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, meet & greets with artists, DJ's, in store quizzes and many other events.
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To kick-off the countdown to the big day, Record Store Day has entered into a media partnership with XFM to broadcast the official launch event for 2014. Breaking away from the usual format of one launch, there will be two launches held simultaneously in record shops in both Manchester and London.
The launch event, in association with XFM, will take place on Thursday 20th March and all of the releases for April will be announced, alongside some special in-store performances from artists releasing products for the event.
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As well as Record store day.The BBC's 6 Music Festival will take place on Friday 28th February and Saturday 1st March 2014 at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. The two day event will include a record store fair held in an area of the Victoria Warehouse Hotel next door to the main Warehouse.