The largest worldwide vinyl competition on the planet
Discogs has partnered with Vinyl World Congress for Crate Diggers 2019. Crate Diggers will turn into the most important worldwide competition sequence on the planet devoted to vinyl accumulating and music merchandise ever with a whole lot of vinyl sellers, report labels, report retailers, vinyl fans and world class acts performing to over 25,000 attendees throughout the 4 main occasions in UK, USA, Brazil and Japan.
Crate Diggers UK will happen in Brighton on Saturday, May 11th on the Brighton Centre. Crate Diggers USA will happen in New York on Saturday, July 27th on the New York Expo Centre. Crate Diggers Brazil will happen in December 2019 at a venue to be confirmed. Crate Diggers Japan will happen in Tokyo October 2019 at a venue to be confirmed.
First acts confirmed to carry out at Crate Diggers embrace Method Man and Redman, General Levy, David Rodigan, Zion Train and JFB with extra to be unveiled within the coming months.
“There is nearly a common miscalculation of the particular measurement of the vinyl trade as a result of a lot of the figures and statistics used don’t keep in mind second hand gross sales which is huge,” states Event Director Connolly Mellon. “For Discogs (the most important vendor of vinyl on Earth) which has greater than 20,000 transactions per day, solely 4 p.c of what they're promoting is new music and in case you keep in mind the report retailers, excessive road, report festivals, small charity store purchases of vinyl and naturally on-line second hand gross sales throughout Discogs, Ebay, Amazon and the like, while it’s troublesome to be correct, we imagine the precise variety of vinyl being introduced by shoppers is roughly three to 4 occasions larger than the figures about new vinyl gross sales counsel.
“We are launching these festivals to offer the worldwide vinyl neighborhood a competition of their very own with stay performances from world class artists devoted to the format and we look ahead to serving to the neighborhood develop particularly in Asia and South America.”
Hundreds of report retailers, vinyl sellers and report labels can be promoting a collection of previous and new data, turntables, tapes and music merchandise. There can be stay demonstrations of the newest vinyl manufacturing machine’s available on the market for potential traders, report labels and media. Leading Crate Diggers beer companion Westerham Brewery can be showcasing and promoting a collection of Vegan pleasant and Gluten Free Beers. There will even be a showcase and demonstration of the newest turntables available on the market from the main turntable producers, amongst different occasions and keynotes.
Tickets for Crate Diggers go on sale on Friday, January 18th at 10 am at cratediggers.com. Tickets begin at $30 every with tables for sellers beginning at $160.