Bedpop rocks to a real vinyl revival

Vinyl enthusiasts at BedPop. PNL-140514-085350001
Vinyl enthusiasts at BedPop. PNL-140514-085350001

The best of the region’s bands performed live and unplugged in a one off pop-up record shop which also doubled as a record shop selling vinyl.

The Bedpop Record Shop took over the former Pizza Hut building in High Street on Saturday (May 10) and converted the empty premises into a one-day record shop.

Independent traders sold vinyl, CDs, memorabilia and photographs from iconic local music snapper Andy Wilsher.

To keep customers entertained eight local acts specially selected by Bedpop performed.

They included a brilliant solo set from The Scruff’s frontman Adam Jones Urwin who stepped out of his comfort zone to play Chris Issac’s Wicked Games which gripped the crowd in the room.

Bedpop’s Record Shop’s Alan Cooley said: “There’s been alot of love for the event and alot of love for vinyl. One trader told me he had his busiest day in three years.

“We estimated 1,000 people came between 9am and 6pm. We opened the door at 9am and there were 50 people in the shop before we could even turn the lights on.

“We had to kick people out of the shop when it came to closing time!

“Vinyl sales are at their highest in 15 years. This is not a fad. Bedpop has reminded people the format hasn’t vanished.”

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