Sat 22nd April 2023
St Vincent's Chapel
St Vincent Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6SW
Free entry all day
Open 8am-6pm for record shopping
We'll be stocked up with as many of the exclusive Record Store Day releases as we can get our hands on, as well as other bargain new and used records.
We have hired St Vincent's Chapel again and will have a pop up RSD shop, licensed bar and live music inside. Shop opens at 0800 on the day, Live music from 1100 until 1810. The normal shop on 21 St Stephen Street isn't big enough for this but will be open from 0800 as well and directing people to St Vincent's just up the road.
It's free, child and dog friendly and quite simply a fun day out.
Support your local scene. Join us. Come to Stockbridge. Have fun.
More info about how all this works in the FAQ
Thanks for shopping with us through the year. We have a fantastic event for you! Featuring live music from artists in the local and national scene. All ten artists (and 2 authors) have new releases and for many, this will be the first time the songs will have been played live.
11am-6pm at St Vincent's Chapel. Free entry to all. All ages welcome. Licensed bar.
6.00pm Broken Records
New single and album coming later this year - PREMIERE
5.10pm Constant Follower
SAY Award shortlisted album last year. New album Even Days Dissolve out 14th April - PREMIERE
4.20pm Hailey Beavis and band (OK Pal)
New album I'll Put You Where The Trombone Slides out now.
3.30pm Ian Humberstone
New album Black Water out now. - PREMIERE
2.55pm L.T. Leif (Lost Map)
New album Come Back to Me, But Lightly out now
2.15pm Memorial Device Author David Keenan (White Rabbit Books)
In conversation with Adam Stafford about his new book Industry of Magic and Light
1.45pm Grant McPhee & Douglas MacIntyre (White Rabbit Books)
Talking about their new book Hungry Beat - The Scottish Independent Underground Pop Movement (1977-1984) interviewed by Neil Cooper
1.15pm Cloth (Rock Action)
Stripped back set. EP out now. New album out 5th May.
12.40pm Carla J. Easton (Olive Grove)
Brand new album out later this year - PREMIERE
12.05pm Dictator (Blackhall Records)
New Rubik's Cube EP out now. Stripped back set.
11.30am Paper Sparrows (Folksville)
New album Hiding Away From the Light out on June 22 - PREMIERE
11.00am Burnt Paw
New album Levitation Songs out now on cassette - PREMIERE
The venue holds 120 and is stewarded. Free entry for eveyone. Plenty of space at the front for kids.
Support your local music scene
This is a completely free event. We'd really appreciate it if you could share the event on your social things.
Here's something to look forward to in April!— VoxBox Music (@VoxBoxMusic) March 18, 2023
This is one of my favourite line ups since we started in 2012. I'll get tagging etc and will let you know about them all over the next week or so. 10 bands and 2 books about bands.@rsduk #rsd23 pic.twitter.com/TSTDgBZrqY
Record Store Day exclusive releases & vinyl sale
What's this Record Store Day thing?
It's about supporting independent record shops. We also like it to be about supporting the local music and arts scenes which the shop is a part of. Labels release exclusive records which can only be bought from participating independent record shops. More info on the Record Store Day website.
What time do you open on the day?
The RSD shop at St Vincent's Chapel will open at 8am. That's a lot earlier than the shop normally opens.
You're not selling the RSD releases in the main shop?
The Record Store Day exclusive releases will only be on sale at our pop-up venue, St. Vincent's Chapel. It's at the other end of St. Stephen Street from the shop. The main shop on St Stephen Street will be open as usual.
Will you have all the exclusive releases?
We'll have as many as possible. We will definitely not have every single release, and the number we get of each item will depend on how many we order but also how many the distributors decide to give us.
How can I find out if you have any copies of the release(s) I want?
There's a link to our list at the top of this page.
While we hope to get all of this list, we are at the mercy of distribution companies and delivery companies. If you have more questions about the list, the easiest thing is to talk to us on Twitter or Facebook.
What time should I get there?
If you absolutely have to have a certain release, especially a popular one, we would recommend arriving well before 8am and joining/starting the queue. Every year people start queueing before the shop opens. A few people arrive hours before. There will likely be a queue for the first few hours. With over 500 releases, a queue of even 50 people can all be after different items so don't worry. Many sought after records may still be available in the afternoon. And remember, do not queue outside VoxBox for RSD records. Queue outside St. Vincent's Chapel.
What's the system when the doors open?
We'll be in the venue from around 7am if you have any questions, just knock. Early on, the first person in the queue can make a list of their wants and we'll put those records behind the counter.
At 8am, we'll let as many people in as we think is safe and comfortable. That's around 10-15 people. Then it's a one out, one in policy until the queue has gone.
Can I just pop in quickly and skip the queue? I only want one thing/I double parked/I need to be at work soon/etc
Can I reserve/preorder a release?
Sorry, the Record Store Day rules are first come first served, and only 1 copy per person of each release. Unfortunately we cannot reserve any releases for any customers.
Can I buy online afterwards?
We are allowed to sell any leftover RSD stock one week after the event. Please talk to us on Twitter or Facebook about anything you want that we might still have, and we can sell you it online from the following Saturday.
You're having a sale?
Yes we are. We'll have huge discounts on the last remaining RSD stock from previous years. We'll also have loads of great deals on our normal stock of new and used records. We're open till 6pm.