From festivals and big-time touring artists to free gigs, there is a whole lot of live music to get around in Melbourne this month. See you there.
The Ortofon Record Store Day free shuttle bus is back in action this weekend for—you guessed it—Record Store Day.
However, there’s a cool little twist to the free record store shuttle this year: there will be two buses instead of one, to accommodate Melbourne’s increasing hunger for that sweet, sweet vinyl.
The buses will loop around to Thornbury Records, Heartland Records, Rathdowne Records, Round and Round Records, Strangeworld Records, Vinyl Revival (in Fitzroy and Brunswick), Goldmine Records (Fitzroy North and Carlton North), the Searchers and the Lost and Found Market. You’ve got about 15 minutes at each store, so bring a pair of your best vinyl-hunting glasses and don't waste too much time sniffing those dusty record sleeves.
And as if a free shuttle is not enough, Young Henry’s will host a full-on bus party with free beer, pumping tunes and a chance to win fun prizes like a pair of those freaky Nuraphone headphones that adjust to your hearing.
So bring your music-loving friends, hop on the shuttle, and score some rare finds at some of Melbourne’s best vinyl stores. Bookings are essentials, so make sure to get your free tickets at any of the participating stores.
What: The Ortofon Record Store Day Free Shuttle Bus
When: Saturday, 13 April
Where: Tour starts at 10:30 am at The Searchers Records, 93 Smith St, Fitzroy
For more info, click here.
Looking for some live music to go with those vinyls? Here are all the must-see gigs in Melbourne this month.