Bristol-based independent record store company Rough Trade have announced their collaborations and live store lineups ahead of Record Store Day 2023.
On April 22, music lovers can head to the Rough Trade store on Nelson Street to hear live performances from a variety of artists from 12:00pm to 8:00pm Artists will include The Tallest Man On Earth , Phoria and Wych Elm, among others.
Dylan Whatley, Rough Trade Events Assistant, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming a wide range of artists to Rough Trade Bristol this RSD. We’re looking to select a local focus where we can, so we’re delighted to have bands like Wych Elm and Getdown Services on the bill. It’s going to be another amazing day for locals and visitors alike, there’s something for everyone.”
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On Record Store Day, customers can also look forward to exclusive merchandise and a custom brew. Rough Trade have collaborated with British artist James Jarvis to design a T-shirt and tote bag that will be available in stores across the country.
Jarvis began his career drawing advertisements for Slam City Skates, an East London skateboard shop, in the early ’90s and is best known for his character-based artwork.
Additionally, London-based brewery Signature Brew and Rough Trade have collaborated on a custom brew, which will be available that day.
Record Store Day, first held in 2008, is an annual event that aims to support the culture of independently owned record stores. It brings together fans, artists and record store employees for a day filled with live music performances and exclusive releases to celebrate the unique culture.
Here’s the full RSD lineup for Rough Trade Bristol:
12:00 – The tallest man on Earth
13:00 – Hollow Hand
14:00 – Holy Reptile
15:00 – Foria
16:00 – Dáctilo Terra
17:00 – Former agent
18:00 – Descent services
19:00 – Children’s Outing
20:00 – Witch elm
Emily Waller, UK Brand & Content Director for Rough Trade, commented: “We welcome a diverse line-up of live music to our stores this Record Store Day and are delighted to announce the initial line-up of artists coming to the Rough Trade stages on Saturday.
“It’s always a great day, a celebratory atmosphere and there’s always a new band or artist to discover.
“This is what RSD is all about for us: bringing together our community, old and new, enjoying music, and recognizing the unique influence independent record stores have within our culture.”