VINYL vultures will be in a spin come July with the second edition of Port Macquarie's Record Fair making a return.
RAWR Music, Dark Alley Collectables and Hold Steady Records are once again presenting the event with vendors from across NSW bringing their extensive collections of music to the Hastings on July 20.
This year the event will coincide with a pop-up beer garden in the space at the rear of Dark Alley Collectables in William Street, Port Macquarie from 12 pm to 4pm.
Music fans can sift through thousands of LPs covering popular, folk, alternative, punk, metal, rockabilly, blues, jazz, country, reggae, club, hip hop and every other genre since the dawn of rock and roll.
Co-founder and record store owner Travis Fredericks said old time record lovers and those new to the vinyl revival are in for a treat.
Jason Sherman from Hold Steady Records said every genre will be available.
"There are going to be dozens of crate digging hubs available for vinyl junkies which we hope will see them hook up with fresh wax; including niche artists, rare pressings and bargains on just about any genre you can imagine," Mr Sherman said.
With so many quality options for record digging, the Record Fair will have a huge mix of brand new and second-hand records available for purchase.
Vinyl sales have been increasing for eight consecutive years in Australia, with total sales increasing by a massive 15 per cent in 2018.
Vinyl's ongoing revival demonstrates just how much Aussies prefer an analogue format to the widespread availability of streaming, Mr Fredericks said.
"We will be transforming Dark Alley Records in Port Macquarie for one day and night," said event organiser Lisa Willows.
"The Black Duck Brewery is bringing down their beer truck and we will have food and beverages available to the public, places to chill, as well as the records to look through and music to listen to.
"After 4pm, we are transforming the space again for an Artwalk side event. The food and beer will be staying, so it's going to be an amazing day."
Dark Alley Collectables opened in Port Macquarie in December 2018 and owner Mr Fredericks has been surprised by the response and support since.
"We get people from all backgrounds and walks of life, but they all have one thing in common - an addiction to improving on their collections," he said.
"Sales are not just confined to nostalgic baby boomers, there are people from all walks of life enjoying the listening experience of a vinyl record.
"Whatever way you spin it, the demand for vinyl is increasing as sales continue to grow in Australia. The fair will feature a collection of rarities, collectables, bargains and unique gems."
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