Demand for vinyl records in Birmingham shows city is “becoming the hippest place in the UK”

on March 9, 2017

The organiser of a record fair says demand for vinyl in Birmingham shows the city is “becoming the hippest place in the UK”.

Taking place at The Custard Factory in Digbeth on 18th March, the Birmingham Vinyl Fair will see traders from across the country selling music from a range of genres.

According to the BFI, record sales surpassed three million last year – the highest number for two decades.

Birmingham Vinyl Fair’s organiser Rob Lythall, of VIP Record Fairs, believes that fans are still keen to get their hands on traditional formats.

He said: “Vintage is now a big thing with people getting interested in vintage of all types and vinyl plays a big part in this.

“We find that customers like the convenience of digital music but appreciate having something physical to collect, look at and play.

“We have seen Birmingham regenerate over the decades we have organised these events in the second city and there is no doubt that it’s becoming the hippest place in the UK.”

The Birmingham Vinyl Fair takes place from 10am to 3.30pm. More details are available online.

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