THE Victoria Vaults pub, in Nunnery Lane, York, will be taking part in the 11th Record Store Day on Saturday.

"This really is a massive event these days with almost 250 independent record stores across the UK joining in, including two in York, Vinyl Eddie, in Tadcaster Road, and Earworm, in Powells Yard, Goodramgate," says promoter Dave Sollitt.

"To give you some idea of the scale, Vinyl Eddie has ordered more than 800 individual records this year at a cost of over £10,000. No mean feat for a relatively small retail outlet and it's obviously important to get the selection right.

"Hopefully that will be helped by the fact that several seriously big hitters have rare and limited releases coming out this year: David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Led Zeppelin, among others. The full list is available to peruse at and we reckon this year's list is genuinely one of the best ever."

The Victoria Vaults will be celebrating Record Store Day from 1pm onwards with an acoustic set by Rob Hughes, from York rock band The Mothers; a record fair featuring classic vinyl, new releases and rarities at bargain prices; free pizza (families welcome) and "the usual selection of lovely local ales".

"In addition to the all-day mayhem at Vinyl Eddie's store on Tadcaster Road, we'll somehow be squeezing in no fewer than three superb live acts there from the opening time of 8am until around noon, when we head up to the Vaults to carry on the day," says Dave.

"Confirmed acts are York indie rockers The Receivers, at 8am; great singer-songwriter Pete Godson at 10am, and special guests Luna Velvet, in support of their amazing new album, Songs Of Love And Hurt, with Don and Carrie being joined by guest bassist Stuart Fletcher for this noon performance. All in all, it's going to be a crazy but enjoyable day."