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Stylus Lounge celebrates second Record Store Day since opening

PUBLISHED: 15:44 17 April 2019

Staff at Baldock's Stylus Lounge enjoyed their second Record Store Day. Picture: Stylus Lounge

Staff at Baldock's Stylus Lounge enjoyed their second Record Store Day. Picture: Stylus Lounge

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Baldock’s Stylus Lounge celebrated its second Record Store Day on Saturday, starting the day with a queue of vinyl lovers out the door.

Some of the vinyl on offer at Baldock's Stylus Lounge for Record Store Day 2019. Picture: Stylus LoungeSome of the vinyl on offer at Baldock's Stylus Lounge for Record Store Day 2019. Picture: Stylus Lounge

The vinyl store in Baldock's High Street – which first opened its doors in November 2017 – celebrated the day with a relaxed browsing session followed by a performance from Indi and the Vegas.

Jason Kitchener, one of the shop's owners, said: “It was a brilliant day. We saw a change from last year when we had a couple of small events throughout the day.

“The place was packed on Saturday, and as it was our second one we felt a bit more confident in what we were doing.

“We had a queue in the monring and the vinyl started going really quick. We've still got some stock left.

Stylus Lounge celebrated hosting its second Record Store Day since opening in 2017. Picture: Stylus LoungeStylus Lounge celebrated hosting its second Record Store Day since opening in 2017. Picture: Stylus Lounge

“Overall, it was another good day. We had a really positive response, really nice feedback from customers who said there was quite a relaxed feel to the place.

“A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all who got involved.”

Record Store Day is the one day a year when over 200 independent record shops from across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture.
There are vinyl releases made especially for the day, with offers on in many shops.

The vinyl and coffee shop, run by Jason along with his wife Susan and friend Abigail Skinner, is now looking ahead to the return of Baldock's own music festival, Balstock.

Some of the vinyl offerings at Baldock's Stylus Lounge for Record Store Day 2019. Picture: Stylus LoungeSome of the vinyl offerings at Baldock's Stylus Lounge for Record Store Day 2019. Picture: Stylus Lounge

“Susan has been speaking with the organisers about putting something on over the weekend which we are looking forward to,” Jason continued.

“We were also happy to hear the news that the festival is coming back after a year off.

“The town will be buzzing, the last few years they have done it it's gone from strength to strength. It's such a big event, and we're definitely looking forward to it.”

Danny from BBC Three Counties Treasure Quest made an appearance at Stylus Lounge in Baldock during Record Store Day 2019 and found the last clue in his treasure hunt. Picture: Stylus LoungeDanny from BBC Three Counties Treasure Quest made an appearance at Stylus Lounge in Baldock during Record Store Day 2019 and found the last clue in his treasure hunt. Picture: Stylus Lounge

There was a queue of people waiting to have a look at what was on offer at Stylus Lounge ahead of opening on Record Store Day 2019. Picture: Stylus LoungeThere was a queue of people waiting to have a look at what was on offer at Stylus Lounge ahead of opening on Record Store Day 2019. Picture: Stylus Lounge

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