Vinyl fanatics can get their fix of the fashionable-again format when The Vinyl Festival takes over Printworks London on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to dig through 1,000s of crates of vinyl on sale from 100 stalls from UK independent labels and record traders, plus 48 stands showcasing developments in audio technology, hardware and vinyl care.
There will also be a Vinyl Valuation area, where collectors can have their records evaluated by a team of experts plus industry figureheads spinning their own cherished vinyl and speaking about their experiences and passions with the physical format in conversation on the couch.
The experts spinning and talking will be BBC 6 Music’s DJ and Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman Huey Morgan, Charlatans lead singer, vinyl author and record label boss Tim Burges, BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Steve Lamacq and Virgin Radio’s Breakfast Show host Edith Bowman.
Hosting the Vinyl Forum will be self-confessed audiophile Colleen Cosmo Murphy - as well as hosting Colleen will be treating us to her Classic Album Sundays sessions. Meanwhile a selection of street food and bars serving craft beer amongst other refreshments will keep the merriment flowing.
Long Live Vinyl Founder and Editor-at-Large, Ian Peel said: “The Vinyl Festival celebrates the very best of the format we all love, and is exactly what our readers have been crying out for. We’re incredibly proud to bring you everything from a massive record fair to some of the UK’s finest indie labels and some top headline DJ performances, all under one roof. We couldn’t be more excited to see this dream become a reality.”
The Vinyl Festival is working alongside charity partner Music For All - dedicated to providing access to musical instruments to people from all walks of life.
Vinyl Festival tickets are priced from £16 with day, weekend and VIP packages available at thevinylfestival.com.