If you're partial to collecting your favourite albums and singles on vinyl, then you're in luck, as two huge events have been announced for the UK this summer.
First up is the UK's first ever Vinyl Festival, which takes place at London's Printworks on September 23-24. A whopping 100 stalls represented by indie retailers and labels will be there, with another 40-plus stands dedicated to accessories every record collecter will need.
To top it all off, the fair will include the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and Virgin Radio's Edith Bowman spinning some of their favourite tunes. There will also be a vinyl forum with industry speakers and an evaluation area where fans can get the crown jewels of their collection valued by experts.
And if that isn't enough for you, HMV has announced details of their 2017 Vinyl Week, which returns for a second year following its successful debut in 2016. The 10-day event runs from June 8 to June 19, with limited edition reissues and new colour vinyl up for grabs. The full list of special releases is expected to be unveiled later this month.
In cased you missed the memo, vinyl is back and its popularity is still on the rise. One week last December, vinyl sales in the UK resulted in more revenue than that of downloads, which just goes to show how many LPs are being picked up each week in the UK. Will be see that happen again when vinyl week comes around?
These events follow the tenth annual Record Store Day back in April, which was the event's strongest year yet. Vinyl album sales were up by 35% and vinyl single sales rose by 50%. Sales overall climbed year-on-year by whopping 40%.