A multi-day vinyl festival is happening in Europe this year | What Hi-Fi?

The world’s first multi-day vinyl-only festival has officially announced the lineup for the upcoming event. The Haarlem Vinyl Festival features sets from DeWolff, Jungle by Night, Joris Voorn, Naaz, Selah Sue, Them Two, The Gotcha! Crew and Yin Yin spin records throughout the three-day schedule, plus many more artists, DJs and producers from the industry.

The festival will take place in Haarlem, the Netherlands, on the last weekend of September 2023, starting September 29 and ending October 1. According to the event official websitethe festival will “highlight all aspects of vinyl culture with a conference, lectures, arts and culture”, as well as “more than 100 performing artists and pop-ups all over the city”.

In addition to the extensive lineup of artists performing, the festival will also feature a major outdoor record fair in partnership with Record Planet, featuring more than 550 exhibitors, where patrons can discover new pressings or dig up some classic oldies.

Haarlem Vinyl Festival Hands on

(Image credit: Haarlem Vinyl Festival)

Vinyl’s continued resurgence is one of the industry’s most talked about trends in recent years vinyl records outsell CDs by 2022 for the first time since 1987, according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s annual report. Much of the credit should definitely go to initiatives like the annual one Record Store Daywhich has been promoting and celebrating all aspects of vinyl and the surrounding culture for 15 years.

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