Love Record Store

Love Record Stores announce 24-hour in-store

Love Record Stores was first launched as a social media campaign in response to COVID-19 and the financial impact it has had on independent record stores.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 12 Jun 2020
  • min read

Love Record Stores has announced details of its 24-hour event.

Billed as the world’s biggest online in-store, the event will boast 24-hours of live performances, DJ sets, interviews, readings and more from a wide range of artists and music industry figures. 

130 record stores are set to get involved with dozens of exclusive releases on offer and promoters Eat Your Own Ears will present three exclusive DJ sets from Four Tet, Daniel Avery and John Wizards. 

DJ sets have also been scheduled from Richard Russell, David Holmes, Total Refreshment Centre, Jeff Barrett and The Heavenly Jukebox, Coldcut, Metronomy, Go! Team and Erol Alkan, among many others.

Performances will be provided by event ambassador Tim Burgess as well as Fontaines D.C, Laura Marling,  Bright Eyes, Stephen Malkmus, Phoebe Bridgers, Craig David, Circa Waves, John Grant, Khruangbin, Will Oldham and Brittany Howard.

Jason Rackham, co-founder of the #LoveRecordStores campaign, said: ‘We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from artists, DJs and labels for the #LoveRecordStores event on June 20.

‘Alongside the dozens of new and re-issued record releases we’re making available for music fans to buy online from their favourite record stores, our 24-hour ‘virtual in-store’, which is the biggest online ‘in-store’ event the world has ever seen, has a stunning line-up of talent, all of whom are passionate about supporting this event.’

Rupert Morrison, owner of independent record store Drift Records, who has overseen curation for the ‘virtual in-store’, said: ‘Record stores have been badly hit by this pandemic but the success of the #LoveRecordStores campaign has meant music fans have been able to continue offering their support. Our event on June 20 will bring some welcome focus and attention alongside much needed revenue for record stores. Our line-up for the ‘virtual in-store’ is amazing and demonstrates just how much record stores mean to everyone involved.’

Tune into the virtual in-store on the Love Record Stores website, with programming starting at 7am on Saturday 20 June.