Lauren Laverne to broadcast from Huddersfield
BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne is taking her mid-morning radio show to Huddersfield on 21 April to celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Record Store Day.
Lauren will be live from Vinyl Tap, John William Street, playing a host of exclusive Record Store Day releases, live music, interviews and a special Prince inspired all-vinyl Desert Island Disco.
She will be joined in-store by special guests including Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, spoken word artist Kate Tempest, and poet Simon Armitage, to celebrate all things vinyl between 10am-1pm.
Kate Tempest will tell all about being a Record Store Day Ambassador and being in charge of this year’s Brighton Festival. She will also give a preview of her RSD release which was recorded straight to vinyl at Maida Vale studios.
Alexis Taylor will host a live Desert Island Disco in honour of Prince to mark the one-year anniversary of his death, and Simon Armitage will talk through his connections in the local area and his Record Store Day collaboration with Leeds indie rock group, The Wedding Present.
Lauren also welcomes local band Fold who’ll be live in session. Encompassing funk, jazz, soul and psyche, they’ll be bringing their fusion of music and archive recordings along for a special performance at Vinyl Tap.
The store will still be open to the public and visitors are welcome to watch the show being made, subject to space.
Presented in association with BBC Music, this is the second time 6 Music has hit the road to celebrate all things vinyl, following their visit to Brighton last year with Fat Boy Slim and Tim Burgess.
Lauren Laverne said: “The 10th anniversary of Record Store Day is going to be a hugely special day, and I’m so pleased to be marking the occasion in Huddersfield at one of the most iconic record stores with some of the most talented people in the industry.”
Record Store Day launched in the UK in 2008 and is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. It takes place on 22nd April.
Record Store Day Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.