Record Store Day's 10th anniversary is just around the corner and proving vinyl is no longer just for old fogies or try-hard hipsters - the format's making a comeback in an undeniably big way, and it doesn't look like it's slowing down any time soon.

Recorded Music NZ's latest stats reveal that though physical music sales are continuing a steady decline in general, vinyl is the one format seeing revenue growth, going from $1.6 million to $2.5 million last year.

Record Store Day celebrates the format and record stores worldwide, bringing with it new releases and re-issues, live performances and more.

And on Saturday, New Zealand record stores will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual event. So whether you're a long-time fan or just tipping a toe in the water, here's how you can join the celebrations at some of New Zealand's major record stores:


Southbound Records

132 Symonds St, Auckland.

Southbound will have more than 300 exclusive RSD releases, an exhibition of photos taken at Zwines and of the late 70s Auckland punk scene by Jeremy Templer, and live music from 2pm from Stretch and Ghost Town, plus there will be free coffee and baking until midday.

Real Groovy

369 Queen St, Auckland.

Real Groovy is "critical of the increasing commercialisation of Record Store Day", so its giving back to the people with live performances, freebies, giveaways and some bargain deals.

Taco Loco NZ and You're Welcome Coffee are serving up food and coffee while Karma Cola and Red Bull will keep everyone hydrated, and there will be live performances from Badcorporation, Oscar Dowling, Echo Ohs, X-Features and Contenders.

Slowboat Records

183 Cuba St, Wellington.

Slowboat is bringing an array of official RSD limited releases as well as its first RSD in-house release.

It'll have live music from French For Rabbits, and Teeth, who are celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album through the Slow Boat Records label.

There will also be a raffle, and some spot prize giveaways.


Queens Arcade, 34 Queen St, Auckland.

Marbecks is not holding back on the live performances. On the line-up so far is Princess Chelsea, Lydia Cole, Tom Cunliffe and Galaxy Bear, plus its got more surprises to be announced.

For more information on the event, all the participating stores in New Zealand and around the world, and the exclusive releases coming on Saturday visit