Are you a lover of rock, soul, pop, jazz, folk, reggae, blues, hip hop and dance vinyl records? If the answer is yes, then chances are that you don’t want to miss this opportunity!
#VinylSunday, Joburg’s premier Vinyl Fair, which takes place on the first Sunday of every month at The Stanley Beer Yard in Braamfontein Werf, brings together 12 of Joburg’s top record dealers offering the best in new and pre-owned including many rare and collectible discs. This includes a range of top quality audio accessories.
Join the vinyl revolution for a day of music, beer, food, and more music. For those of you who aren’t vinyl junkies (yet), there will be a craft Gin and Tonic Bar as well as a delicious array of food and craft beer.
Doors will open from 10:00 and the fair will last until 15:00. There is also a free 2 hour secure parking available across the road, just look for the sign indicating this.
• Compact Discovery Revinylized (Wayne Hampton)
• Croak Audio Exploration (Guillaume Lemaire)
• Greg Wareham (Black Wax)
• Groovy Records (Martin Green & Pieter Rossouw)
• Record Mad (Michael Gundelfinger)
• Recordell (Cordell Smith)
• Red Dot Records (Bernd Ader)
• Sound Experience (Andy Smith)
• Troggyldite Records (Reg Markham)
• Clover Records (T.J Du Plessis)
• Vinyl Junkie (Benjy Mudie)
• Woodstock Records (Vince Marino)
IN OTHER VINYL NEWS
2017 marks the 12th straight year of growth in vinyl album sales. The format continues to increase in sales as more new and classic albums are issued on vinyl, promotion from retailers like Amazon, Urban Outfitters and Barnes & Noble, as well as annual vinyl-oriented celebrations like Record Store Day.
Vinyl LP sales represented 8.5 percent of all album sales in 2017 – up from 6.5 percent for the configuration’s share in 2016. Further, LP sales were 14 percent of all physical album sales in 2017 (a Nielsen-era record share for the format) – up from 11 percent in 2016.
|TOP 10 SELLING VINYL ALBUMS OF 2017 IN U.S.|
|1||The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band||72,000|
|2||The Beatles, Abbey Road||66,000|
|3||Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1||62,000|
|4||Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)||62,000|
|5||Amy Winehouse, Back to Black||58,000|
|6||Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack)||58,000|
|7||Bob Marley and The Wailers, Legend: The Best Of…||49,000|
|8||Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon||54,000|
|9||Soundtrack, La La Land||49,000|
|10||Michael Jackson, Thriller||49,000|
|Source: Nielsen Music, for the tracking period Dec. 30, 2016 through Dec. 28, 2017.|