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Extra staff lined up for 'record day'
6:27pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
EAST Lancashire’s leading independent record store chain is set to take on extra staff to cope with demand from music lovers on national Record Store Day next month.
In previous years, customers have queued outside Townsend Records’ four stores from 4am to guarantee getting their hands on exclusive limited edition vinyl releases from top artists including The Beatles, Blur and the Arctic Monkeys.
This year for Record Store Day, on Saturday, April 20, owner Steve Bamber confirmed that extra staff will be in the stores which will open at 8am.
As well as stocking a range of highly limited releases, leading East Lancashire band Sweeney Astray will perform live in both the Great Harwood and Leyland stores with other in-store appearances being lined up.
Steve, owner of the four branches in Great Harwood, Clitheroe, Chorley and Leyland, said: “This will be the fourth Record Store Day and each year the interest is growing.
“The aim of the day is to demonstrate that, contrary to popular belief, the independent record store is very much alive and the limited edition releases have become highly-prized among music lovers. They are only available to customers calling in-store in person and we expect all our branches to be extremely busy.”
A list of Record Store Day releases will be out tomorrow.
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