Record Store Day 2022

Record Store Day will take place on Saturday 23rd April and we are delighted to be participating for the fifth year!

Where can I find details of records being released on Record Store Day?

The full list can be found on the official Record Store here.

Can I pre-order / reserve Record Store Day products?

Stores are bound by the Record Store Day code of conduct which prohibits them from reserving the product for customers or allowing customers to pre-order products. Record Store Day is about the occasion and visiting the store is part of the enjoyment. Consequently, records will be sold on a first come, first served basis!

Will Slide Record Shop be selling all 400+ of the titles released on Record Store Day?

No! We're only little. You can see what we will have in stock here. Bear in mind some titles will not be arriving until 18th June, so keep checking back to make sure we'll have what you are after on the day. 

Anything Else Happening? 

Oh yes! Our brilliant friends Roll Your Own Records and Beerfly are teaming up for an RSD22 celebration round the corner on St Cuthberts Street. From 1pm until close on the 23rd RYOR will be hosting collectors and selectors at Beerfly to celebrate RSD. Beerfly will be offering 10% off their delicious craft beer to RSD customers with your proof of purchase from Slide, while RYOR DJ's control the sound. All the details here

How will the day work at Slide ?

We plan to run things in a similar fashion to previous years and here is what you need to know:

  • Slide is located in the Victorian Arcade in Bedford which is locked overnight. If you arrive before the shutters open please queue at the Harpur Street entrance.
  • Please respect our neighbours' when queuing inside The Arcade, by keeping entrances clear.
  • We will distribute numbered queue tickets from 7am. Once you have your queue ticket you are welcome to leave the queue and rejoin in your numbered place. There are some excellent indie shops in Bedford (more than Cambridge, just saying...) which we recommend you check out.
  • Doors open at 8:00am.
  • As always releases are sold on a first come first served basis and it is one copy of a release per person.
  • Please bear in mind some releases are very, very limited and we won't have received as many as we would have liked. If there is a record you have your heart set on we recommend arriving early.
  • Some releases are being released on 18th June 2022, so check on the website to be sure the release you are after is being sold on the day. 
  • Anything we haven't sold on the day or through the following week will be available online from at Friday 29th April at 8:00pm.
  • Any questions - just ask!