THE iconic Record Store Day queues returned to Manchester on Saturday as vinyl fans waited to get their hands on exclusive releases.

Now in its 10th year, Record Store Day sees bands and artists release special records to commemorate the event.

The annual celebration of independent record shops took over the city’s Northern Quarter, with shops opening early for special DJ sets and band performances.

Vinyl Revival, Vinyl Exchange, Piccadilly Records and Eastern Bloc all had queues of people waiting before they opened, with many shoppers camping overnight to secure their place in the queue.

Once again, the infamous Piccadilly Records seemed to be the place to be, but the entire area was buzzing with talk of records way before sunrise.

Common in the Northern Quarter also got involved, hosting bands and DJs to celebrate the day until early Sunday morning.

This year, The Smiths, Blossoms and Elbow are all getting involved, with special edition releases of singles.

Many Record Store Day releases are still available in the shops, so head down to the Northern Quarter to see what special releases are still available.




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