February 14, 2014
The capital’s “biggest record fair” is back.
Dates have been announced for London Record Fair 2014. Following the success of last year’s event, the fair will return to the Old Truman Brewery Boiler House on Brick Lane in East London, where collectors, labels and dealers will pitch up for three days of frantic trading, between 7am on Friday 30th May and 6pm on Sunday 1st June.
Although details of participating dealers is scarce at present, London Record Fair have announced that some have never sold their collections in the UK before. Last year, labels like Soul Jazz, Rush Hour, BBE and Brownswood were present among over 50 stall holders, while high-profile collectors also flogging their wares included Danny McLewin of Psychemagik and Sofrito’s Hugo Mendez, who recently compiled his 12 favourite Haitian records for an in-depth feature on music from the Caribbean island on The Vinyl Factory.
The event will come hot on the heels of Record Store Day on Saturday 19th April, who have this week announced Public Enemy’s Chuck D as their official “ambassador“.