Record Planet and Haarlem Vinyl Festival are joining forces: on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October RecordPlanet will organize a large two-day outdoor record fair. Vinyl enthusiasts, collectors and crate diggers can then go to the center to look for gems.
The inaugural edition of the Haarlem Vinyl Festival will take place from September 29 to October 1. Everything that makes vinyl culture so beautiful will be discussed during a Vinyl Culture program including a conference, arts & culture route, listening sessions, Music Talks with artists and concerts and DJ sets in multiple venues throughout the city.
Haarlem is a city with great musical heritage and is a historical place with a beautiful city centre. You can wander through small streets, past old buildings, and there are museums, shops and restaurants. Moreover, Record Industry is located in Haarlem: one of the largest vinyl pressing companies in the world. Did we mention the beach is just around the corner? In short: you can go in all directions in this city full of monuments, restaurants, shops and vinyl.
10 REASONS TO VISIT HAARLEM VINYL FESTIVAL
by Haarlem Vinyl Festival
With the festival less than a month away, we are getting more and more excited to welcome you to the world's first multi-day festival dedicated entirely to vinyl culture. Not convinced yet? We give you 10 reasons to visit Haarlem Vinyl Festival:
1. Haarlem will fully breathe vinyl culture
Imagine dusting off your most precious record, taking it out of the sleeve, carefully putting the needle to it, some crackling sounds... and the music starts to play. How amazing does that feel? That kind of experience is what we are going to collectively take to an even higher level during Haarlem Vinyl Festival. With talks, Q&A's, an art & culture route, a record fair and, naturally, live shows. From PHIL to Patronaat and from Vishal to the Nieuwe Groenmarkt, the entire city centre of Haarlem will transform into a vinyl mania
2. A wide range of artists ranging from top DJs to established artists and local talent
Are you into techno, pop tunes or do you prefer folk? Or rather psychedelic rock and metal? Whatever your music taste entails, here, you can find something for everyone. Dance throughout various eras to the record spinning by FunkyVinyl DJs such as Daan Modern, sing along to Naaz's or Selah Sue's beautiful songs, rock with DeWolff and enjoy a one-off night with Joris Voorn, or support local talent such as Shaian
3. Visit some great authentic locations with art and performances like de Doopsgezinde Kerk (Mennonite Church), pop-ups and instores
When we say art, we mean art in the broadest sense of the word: music, visual arts and architecture. In case you're looking for a live show in an intimate, historical setting, you are cordially invited to join us for INHALO's acoustic set at the Mennonite Church. Hungry for some artworks? You'll find a satisfying vinyl exhibition at the Vishal to feast your eyes. And if you're wandering through town, chances are you'll hear music coming from the instores we have planned at different record stores.
4. Haarlem is amazing for food and shopping
Got some time left until the next event? Then Haarlem is the perfect city to explore the historical surroundings, discover great food or browse local stores.
5. Join in for some great talks, Q&As with artists and collectors
Have you always wanted to know more about vinyl, from the way it is made to the stories behind certain sleeves? We’ve got you covered. Learn the ins and outs about the Beatles' White Album and Bowie's Aladdin Sane, have a look at various scribbles and findings inside record sleeves and get to know a true superfan of Prince. Keep an eye on the program for new additions.
6. Get connected with collectors from all over the world while enjoying the festival heart at the Phil.
What better way is there to connect with like minded people over your favourite records? Share your stories with new record friends and enjoy the lively atmosphere at the festival heart at PHIL.
7. Watch great documentaries and films about both music and vinyl culture
Sit back, relax and stimulate your ears and eyes. We offer a range of in-depth documentaries and classic movies about some of the greats in the music and vinyl industry. Tröckener Kecks will premiere a documentary about their final tour and various artists will pick their favourite music indulged movies (to be announced).
8. Enjoy some great exclusive listening sessions
Prepare yourself for some deep listening sessions. Watch how two prominent people convince us why their collection is the best. We also dare you to share your personal story about your most cherished record, even so that we might play it on a state-of-the-art HiFi system worth a €100,000,-.
9. And, of course, RecordPlanet’s outdoor fair!
A vinyl festival is not complete without a RecordPlanet Record fair. By now, we don’t need to tell you that: the world’s biggest cult vinyl event and indispensable for music collectors. For decades, countless pop fans, record collectors, connoisseurs and deejays have been coming from all over the world to the Mega Record & CD Fair twice a year. Who knows what you will find at the outdoor RecordPlanet fair in the centre of Haarlem? The record fair is free to visit on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Location: Nieuwe Groenmarkt.
10. Never miss the first edition
You will not get a second chance to be part of the first edition of our festival. We’re looking forward to welcome you during Haarlem Vinyl Festival. In case you’re still in need of a ticket, find them here. Interested in getting the most out the weekend and buying the Full-on Vinyl Weekend Pass?