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Brisbane, GET READY!!
Record Store Day 2023 is nearly here!
This will be Rockaway Records 16th year participating in this worldwide event. 
Held on one Saturday each April, Record Store Day was created to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. 
This is a day to talk everything vinyl, meet like minded people and score a limited release pressing from one of the many participating artists. 
Here at Rockaway this will be the 16th year participating in the worldwide event.
Record Store Day is our absolute favourite day of the year and we plan on making 2023 one to remember. 

Our process for the day is as follows... 
Customers can line up at our doors from 5.30am

The best spots to park will be the food court near Cinemas (P17 Lime Green car park Level 1, via Carindale St southbound) or Woolworths (P15 Aqua car park, via Creek Rd overpass North bound to Aqua Car Park, Level 1)

Both entrances (and only these entrances) will be open from 5.30am
The Rockaway crew will be walking down the line and taking your wishlists on a first come, first served basis. We have found this is the fairest process for those who have lined up for hours. 
Our doors will open at 8am

This year you can look forward to our famous goody bags, giveaways and loads of shenanigans. 
The day is for newbies and audiophiles alike and the aim is a fun day with great chats, a few laughs and of course vinyl. 
Below is a link to what we call THE WISHLIST.... This means all of these titles are available for us to order in.... But will we get what we order? Well, you just have to cross your fingers and toes. 
As we get more info about how the day will run we will upload it here... So be sure to check back on the regular!

The best place to be in Brisbane this Record Store Day... FIND US


Every single Vinyl related purchase on Record Store Day between 8am and 11am will get you an entry in the draw to win this fantastic prize thanks to Audio Technica and Rockaway Records.
-Purchase must be related to vinyl... Can be records, cleaners, sleeves or storage. 
-You must be a Rockaway Member to enter. You can sign up for free on the day. Then simply pop your receipt in the entry box.
-Winner must be present at 11am for the prize draw or we will keep drawing until we have a winner present. 
-The Audio Technica hedphone will be posted to you directly from Audio Technica. You can claim the rest of your prize in-store on the day.

More about the history of Record Store Day

Record Store Day is an annual celebration of music and the culture surrounding it. Every year, on the third Saturday in April, people around the world come together to celebrate the special day.

It's a day to celebrate and recognize the unique culture of independent record stores, and their contribution to the music industry.  
Record Store Day began in 2007, when a group of independent record store owners and employees got together to create a special day to celebrate their stores and the music they sold. The idea was to bring music lovers together to celebrate the physical medium of music, and the culture that surrounds it.  

Each year on Record Store Day, independent record stores around the world open their doors and offer special releases, exclusive items, live performances, and other events. Many of these stores also offer discounts on merchandise, to encourage people to come out and support their local record stores.  
The event has grown in popularity over the years, and has become a global phenomenon.

People from all walks of life come out to their local record stores and celebrate music and the culture that goes along with it. It's a day to pay homage to the independent, local record stores that have been around for decades, and to celebrate the music they sell. 

The 1975 is an English rock band from Manchester, England. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel.
The band's origins trace back to 2002 when Healy and Hann met at Wilmslow High School and began playing music together. They eventually formed a band, initially called Drive Like I Do. They later changed their name to The 1975 and released their self-titled debut album in 2013.

“The guys and I are really proud to be ambassadors for Record Store Day this year,’ says The 1975 frontman Matty Healy. “Independent record stores are the lifeblood of the music industry and have played a crucial role in our story so far. It couldn’t be more important to support their vital community and culture.”

"We’re honored to be your Record Store Day ambassadors for 2023. Record stores are gathering places. They’re rooms full of carefully curated art and entertainment where you can find a friend, take a date, start a band. We all need these gathering places now more than ever. In your local record store you find common ground and the excitement of discovery. A great new album can make a grumpy old man (like Jason) feel like a kid again. We’ve both worked in record stores, played our songs there, built our careers there. Record stores make it possible for recording artists to find their audience and their voice, and we couldn’t be more excited to help make 2023 the biggest and best Record Store Day yet.”

- Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires