Newport shop welcomes Record Store Day

KEEPING VINYL ALIVE Diverse Music who will be having an open day and hope to be supported by local bands. Pictured from left, are Stewart Palmer, Chris Evans, Aimee Hibberd, (ok), Russell Ham, Paul Halliday and shop owners Paul Hawkins and Matt Jarrett (5

KEEPING VINYL ALIVE Diverse Music who will be having an open day and hope to be supported by local bands. Pictured from left, are Stewart Palmer, Chris Evans, Aimee Hibberd, (ok), Russell Ham, Paul Halliday and shop owners Paul Hawkins and Matt Jarrett (5

KEEPING VINYL ALIVE Diverse Music who will be having an open day and hope to be supported by local bands. Pictured from left, are Stewart Palmer, Chris Evans, Aimee Hibberd, (ok), Russell Ham, Paul Halliday and shop owners Paul Hawkins and Matt Jarrett (5

KEEPING VINYL ALIVE Diverse Music who will be having an open day and hope to be supported by local bands. Pictured from left, are Stewart Palmer, Chris Evans, Aimee Hibberd, (ok), Russell Ham, Paul Halliday and shop owners Paul Hawkins and Matt Jarrett (5

KEEPING VINYL ALIVE Diverse Music who will be having an open day and hope to be supported by local bands. Pictured from left, are Stewart Palmer, Chris Evans, Aimee Hibberd, (ok), Russell Ham, Paul Halliday and shop owners Paul Hawkins and Matt Jarrett (5

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THE SOUND of music will float though the city’s streets this weekend as Newport celebrates Record Store Day.

Newport activist group The Newporters, have teamed up with the city’s independent record shops along with Newport City Radio for the event which aims to support independent stores and inject life into the city.

This Saturday, from 9am to 4pm, the public is invited to come to the city centre to see live acoustic sets from Gwent artists such as Beth Davies and Lloyd Warren, across six stations in the centre.

The day will also feature Newport City Radio former guests including The Rock n Roll Circus along with activities like DJ workshops.

Chris Evans, Cllr for Rogerstone, of the Newport Rises team who came up with the Record Store Day Newport idea, said: “Record Store Day Newport is all about complimenting what independent stores such as Diverse Records and Kriminal Records are already doing.

“Our city centre streets will come to life with singers, bands and and buskers, all doing acoustic sets, each ‘music station’ will feature local artists.”

During the day free t-shirts made by Sticky Ink Studios will be given out and Diverse Records and Kriminal Records will be selling limited edition vinyl by artists including Oasis and Bruce Springsteen.

Matt Jarrett, of Diverse Records, said that in the past five years crowds have queued outside of the store in the early hours to secure a one-off bargain.

“Nearly every independent store in the world has been doing it for the last four or five years.

“Lots of exclusive limited edition vinyl will be on sale,” he said.

For more information visit www.recordstoreday.co.uk

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10:00pm Wed 16 Apr 14

merlin44 says...

It's good to see someone getting the only two record shops in Newport a bit of publicity. I remember when there were lots more record stores in Newport as that was the way to listen to music . It's a pity that all this new way of downloading music has seen the demise of these lovely shops and the amazing artwork which is always associated with the sleeves.
I wish them all the best for Saturday and hope it goes well . However I don't think they would appreciate being called 'Activists' after all these group of enthusiastic people are doing everything possible to get the streets of Newport buzzing with shoppers shopping local as it used to be years ago . I think Newport Enthusiasts is a far better way to describe them . Thanks to them people are getting interested in Newport again . Well Done to them All.
It's good to see someone getting the only two record shops in Newport a bit of publicity. I remember when there were lots more record stores in Newport as that was the way to listen to music . It's a pity that all this new way of downloading music has seen the demise of these lovely shops and the amazing artwork which is always associated with the sleeves. I wish them all the best for Saturday and hope it goes well . However I don't think they would appreciate being called 'Activists' after all these group of enthusiastic people are doing everything possible to get the streets of Newport buzzing with shoppers shopping local as it used to be years ago . I think Newport Enthusiasts is a far better way to describe them . Thanks to them people are getting interested in Newport again . Well Done to them All. merlin44
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