Pretty Green Manchester: RSD 2022 Tips

21 Apr 2022

With RSD ‘22 this weekend, Tom from our Manchester store has compiled a list of record stores in and around Manchester participating on the day to help you track down the limited edition release you’re looking for. Plus, discover our nationwide guide to RSD ‘22 events you won’t want to miss...

See you in the queue!

Piccadilly Records
53 Oldham St,
Manchester M1 1JR

Renowned the world over, Piccadilly Records is the go to place for everything from Post-Punk, Soul to weird S**t! Probably the first record shop I visited in Manchester and for good reason. The shop lives up to its legendary reputation, you’ll often see notable customers such as Tim Burgess and Johnny Marr in there and even the odd DJ set by a familiar face. I’ve found they're really good at tracking records down for you and you never know, if it’s not out on the might be behind the counter!

Vinyl Revival
5 Hilton St,
Manchester M4 1LP

Vinyl Revival is a shop close to my heart. Mainly because most of my records are from there! If I walk in for a look, it means I’m coming out with something. I collect Jazz and Soul records and I think this is the best place in the city centre to get them. What can often be me killing time on my way somewhere else can result in a bit of a record haul... Specialising in the sounds of Manchester all the way back to the 50s, there’s guaranteed to be something in there you’ll love.

18 Oldham St,
Manchester M1 1JN

Most of Manchester city centre’s record shops are within a block of each other, and across the road from Piccadilly Records lies another gem. Vinyl Exchange is run by a team of highly knowledgeable record collectors whose eclectic knowledge of music means the selection available is brilliant. From classic Manchester sounds, to Disco and Trance. The basement of Vinyl Exchange caters to all kinds of collectors, those after a latest release, to those who are looking for something a little more obscure!

Wherever you choose, all the best of luck! There’s also lots of other brilliant stores surrounding the city and further afield. You can find a whole list below.

Tom Hoy

Celebrate RSD’s 15 year anniversary with our guide to DJ sets, gigs, competitions and freebies below...



WHAT: Live in-store performances from artists ranging from Glass Animals to Poppy Ajudha at Rough Trade’s East London store. Free entry, tickets here.

WHEN: Saturday 23rd April, 8:00am - 7:00pm
(Music from 10:30am)

WHERE: Rough Trade East, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL




WHAT: DJ sets throughout the day as well as in queue competitions to win tickets to various local festivals and events.

WHEN: Saturday 23rd April, 8:00am - 5:00pm
(DJ’s from 11:00am)

WHERE: 107 to 109 Chesterfield Rd, Meersbrook, Sheffield S8 0RN



WHAT: A night dedicated to the power of vinyl records where resident DJ Adam Morley will be spinning strictly physical records all night long as an ode to the day. £6 entry, tickets here.

WHEN: Saturday 23rd April, 11:00pm - 3:00am

WHERE: 6 Leadmill Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom S1 4SE




WHAT: An acoustic performance and album signing by scottish indie rock band Glasvegas - plus special guests still yet to be announced.

WHEN: Saturday 23rd April, 8:00am - 5:00pm
(Glasvegas from 2:00pm)

WHERE: 204 London Road, Glasgow, G40 1PB



WHAT: Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene will be celebrating the release of ‘Live on the Riverboat’ by playing a few tunes and signing copies of the Record Store Day exclusive release. Entry is first come first served..

WHEN: Saturday 23rd April, 8:00am - 10:00pm
(Simon and Oscar from 3:00pm)

WHERE: 956 Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 8LU




WHAT: A DJ set and interview with post-punk band English Teacher.

WHEN: Saturday 23rd April, 8:00am - 5:00pm

WHERE: 12 Otley Road, Headingly, Leeds, LS6 2AD


For a full guide of events across the weekend, visit the link below.