Record Store Day 2020 to be spread across three new dates later this year
After suffering the effects of coronavirus, Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled once again and this time will spread across three new dates.
The event, which was originally scheduled to take place on April 18, was later rescheduled to June 20. Now, however, the major fundraiser for independent record stores will has taken another turn.
With all independent stores suffering major financial difficulty after being forced to close their doors for a number of weeks amid strict social distancing measures, the annual RSD event will now be spread across three months in a bid to offer a cash injection to those most in need.
Now, Record Store Day will occur on August 29, September 26, and October 24.
“2020 is different,” the event said in a statement. “So what we’re doing this year is going to be different too. No one knows what kind of party we’ll all be in the mood for, or able to hold safely, at any time this year, in any part of the world.
“So we’re focusing this year not on the party aspect of Record Store Day, but on getting the great releases on the RSD 2020 List into your local record store, and then into your collection. RSD DROPS! Three street dates when titles from The List will be available only at participating indie record stores. We’re working on getting the new version of The List—with new RSD Drops dates—all nice and pretty for you. Look for that on the Record Store Day site on June 1.”