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Saturday April 16 - Record Store Day 20163 years ago

It's here again! This Saturday, 16th April from 8am. The day that inspired The Record Café. Yes, we're delighted to bring the global phenomenon that is Record Store Day to the city of Bradford for the second time.

It's a day to celebrate music, celebrate independent shops and most of all, celebrate records - LPs, 12"s, EPs, 7"s box sets, picture discs and even good old fashioned black vinyl.

We aim to get our hands on as many releases as we can. As this is Record Store Day though, they are very limited, as few as 200 copies in the country in some cases, and we're not guaranteed to be allocated everything we've ordered. But rest assured if it's on the official list (here chances are we have ordered it. Below is our current list as of close of play today (12/4/16) and we'll carry on updating as more stock arrives.

Now, for the rules...


We'll be opening at 8am on Saturday 16th April. What time you want to turn up before that really depends on how bandy you want something.

First come first served

It's strictly first come first served. So we can't reserve or hold anything back. The people that get here first will get first dibs on the records they're after. It's only right that the early bird catches the record-shaped worm!

One copy per customer

Due the the limited nature of the releases, it's strictly one copy of each release per customer. The most popular records we many only have one or two copies of anyway, and again it's only fair to give everyone a chance.

Once Saturday is done, anything left will go on general sale, there's often some gems left so it's well worth calling in on Sunday too if there's something you think you might have missed.


To speed things up, if you have list of wants to bring to the counter we can go through it and see what we have. We'll be putting a list on the window of what we have available for the big day too.

Enjoy the day

This is possibly the most important rule. Enjoy the day! We'll have tea and coffee for anyone that's decided to queue and the bar opens at 10am if you fancy something a bit stronger.

Right, the list as it stands, with prices, is below. It'll be updated on a daily basis until it's complete.

Happy record shopping!

Click here for current Record Store Day 2016 stock


The Record Café was opened in November 2014 on Bradford’s North Parade as a record shop offering food and drink, specialising in vinyl, ale and ham. Bradford CAMRA Pub of the Season Autumn 2015, Pub of the Year 2017 and Pub of the Year runner up 2018


The Record Cafе 45-47 North Parade Bradford, BD1 3JH

01274 723143 [email protected]


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Friday to Saturday 11am - Midnight
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