Music fans have not been let down as the popular Record Store Day (RSD) will still go ahead despite coronavirus - although a little differently this year.

The event, which celebrates independent record shops across the UK, is having three dates rather than one, with the first taking place this Saturday.

Each of the three days, the others on September 26 and October 24, will release certain special vinyl releases that would have come out together had there been just one day. To check which records are released when, visit

Both Clocktower Music at St Michael’s Trading Estate and Bridport Music Centre in South Street will be taking part.

Clocktower Music is running an appointment system for those collectors who are not able to queue or are travelling some distance to find RSD releases. There will be no queuing with five people allowed in at one time and a separate area in the store for the limited edition RSD releases. Once the appointments are completed, any RSD stock left will be available in the shop to all customers. For more information, search for Clocktower Music on Facebook or visit

At Bridport Music Centre, refreshments will be given out from 6am to those queuing outside the shop, with the doors opening at 8am.

To mark the occasion, there will be live music in the Electric Palace foyer. Elijah Wolf will perform from 12noon to 12.45pm, The Emergency DJ’s at 1pm to 1.45pm and 4pm to 5pm, Nick Parker and Ben Wain from The False Alarms at 2pm to 2.45pm and Vanilla Radio from 3pm to 3.45pm. For more information, search for Bridport Music Centre on Facebook or visit