Vinyl is Hip and Happening on a Sunday, and I am glad to hear that Joburg`s premier monthly Vinyl Fair returns to The Beer Yard at 44 Stanley Avenue in trendy Auckland Park on Sunday 4th February 2018.
The Fair, which takes place on the first Sunday of every month, brings together 12 of Joburg`s top record dealers offering the best in new and pre-owned rock, soul, pop, jazz, folk, blues and world records including many rare and collectable discs plus a range of top quality audio accessories.
Everywhere you look there is a vinyl revolution; you can see records and turntables in recent films, in cutting edge commercial ads and in funky lifestyle and fashion magazines; the majority of the current pop superstars as well as leading indie music artists, release their music on both vinyl and digital platforms.
Far from it being the domain of an older audience demographic, more and more young people, born after the reported demise of vinyl in the mid `90s, are gravitating to listening to and buying music on vinyl. According to Forbes Magazine, whilst CD sales continue to dip year after year, vinyl continues to be the music industry’s surprise success story. 2017 marked the twelfth consecutive year that vinyl sales have grown considerably, and the medium`s forward surge doesn’t look like slowing down in 2018 or anytime soon.
Underscoring this fact is Sony Music`s recent announcement that they are building a new, state-of-the-art vinyl record pressing plant in Japan to cater for a insatiable demand for the sexy and nostalgic round black disc! Last year the South African music industry saw sales of new 180 gram pressings hit the R5 million mark. Add to that the massive sales in pre-owned records by multiple dealers and it`s clear that the vinyl record explosion is no passing fad.
Compact Discovery Revinylized (Wayne Hampton)
Croak Audio Exploration (Guillaume Lemaire)
Greg Wareham (Black Wax)
Groovy Records (Martin Green & Pieter Rossouw)
Record Mad (Michael Gundelfinger)
Red Dot Records (Bernd Ader)
Sound Experience (Andy Smith)
Troggyldite Records (Reg Markham)
Clover Records (T.J Du Plessis)
Vinyl Junkie (Benjy Mudie)
Woodstock Records (Vince)
Join the vinyl revolution on Sunday 4th February at The Beer Yard at 44 Stanley, Auckland Park from 10am for a day of music, beer, food, and more music.
For those of you who aren’t vinyl junkies (yet), there will be a craft Gin and Tonic Bar as well as a delicious array of food and craft beer from Stanley Beer Yard.
Doors open at 10am until 3pm.
Free 2 hour secure parking is available across the road, look for the sign.