AN INDEPENDENT record store in Newton Abbot is preparing to celebrate all things vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day. 

Phoenix Sounds will be throwing open its doors on Saturday April 20 from 8am for the annual event which supports independent music shops. 

Known for its eclectic mix of music, Phoenix Records is poised to offer a range of exclusive releases from Kate Bush to Neil Young.

Owner Roger Cox and his team have planned a series of live performances at the Queen Street shop on the day. 

Roger said: ‘We are eagerly anticipating Record Store Day. 

‘This will be our second year and it is a chance to revel in our love for music and to offer some truly unique and sought-after releases.

‘Since it started, Record Store Day has really shown how much independent record stores mean to music lovers and communities everywhere.’

Performing on the day will be local singer Olivia Rose and Steve Cooper will be attending with his ‘Retrospective’ DJ set. 

Phoenix Sounds will continue its tradition of supporting local causes with No Limits Café being the providers of bacon and vegan rolls for the keen enthusiasts queuing, some from 2am.

The first Record Store Day was in 2008 and it is now celebrated by thousands of record shops across the world. 

The annual day brings together vinyl enthusiasts, music lovers and communities in support of independent music stores. 

In the UK, more than 270 shops participate.