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46th edition Mega Record & CD Fair | November 12 & 13 | Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands

Mega Record & CD Fair celebrates the comeback of Vinyl

Vinyl is back at the Mega Records & CD Fair, even though some might say it never left the building. Vinyl lovers from all over the world find their way to the greatest record fair in the world, not least on Saturday when the 46th edition coincides again with the Le Guess Who? festival. On Saturday and Sunday November 12 & 13 collectors of vintage gramophone records and freshly pressed vinyl meet in Utrecht, where the Jaarbeurs houses more than 500 stands in 12.500 square metres of floor space dedicated to a great extent to good old and yet super contemporary vinyl records.

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overview hall 12 April 2016

Special guest at this edition will be author Clinton Heylin (UK). Heylin, well known for several books on Bob Dylan, will autograph his latest book 'JUDAS!: From Forest Hills to the Free Trade Hall: A Historical View of Dylan's Big Boo'. Heylin also wrote the liner notes for Dylans new 36 CD Box - 'Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings' scheduled for October. Furthermore he will autograph his recently published book 'Anarchy in the Year Zero' in which he describes the birth of Punk rock in the UK in the year 1976 . Other events are: a Prince tribute and exhibition curated by knowledgeable Dutch collectors Arno Konings and Roald Bakker. There are record launches and performances by hard-rock band Helloïse, rockabilly duo 'The Sensational Second Cousins' and Australian blues-folk duo Kenna and Cox. Meet and greet many musicians from the first wave of Dutch punk bands like Ivy Green and Panic at the launching of the 'I Don't Care' part 2 Dutch punk compilation. Omega Auctions (UK) will auction rare records and memorabilia life at the fair. A free Pop quiz on Sunday and many more to come. The 46th edition coincides with the 10th Le Guess Who? festival and Radio Veronica will broadcast life from the fair.

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JUDAS!: From Forest Hills to the Free Trade Hall: A Historical View of Dylan's Big Boo'
& Anarchy in the Year Zero by Clinton Heylin | 'I Don't Care' part two compilatie

Many music lovers regard the vinyl record as the best sound reproduction medium that ever existed. A nice record collection is a joy for ever. Others see long playing records as part of their lifestyle, essential for the modern interior and beautiful artefacts that show taste, style and love of music. The vinyl record has made an incredible comeback over the last twenty years, from a classic medium for a select group of aficionados to a new way to set music apart from the disappointing sound quality of heavily compressed mp3-files or streaming services.

Prince expo Record Fair Utrecht

Vinyl has a warmer sound, a record makes you feel its grooves in a direct way and the art work of an album cover looks way better in its bigger, original format. International record labels such as Sundazed, Back To Black and Music On Vinyl do great work in providing fresh product to the growing market for virgin vinyl. Record plants operate at full capacity and new albums by Foo Fighters, Adele, D'Angelo and the late David Bowie appeared recently in special vinyl editions. Reissues by Led Zeppelin and Sly & the Family Stone show their full glory on newly pressed LP's and a reincarnation of The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers cannot be complete without Andy Warhol's cover design of a pair of jeans with a real zipper.

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International praise has been loaded upon the vinyl heaven that the Mega Record & CD Fair is. The Sunday Times (UK) spent last April two pages to describe the wonders of the biggest record fair in the world. Music journalist Jon Savage (MOJO, England's Dreaming) wrote a loving tribute and can be found at the fair on his everlasting search for obscure sixties singles or (no kidding!) Dutch glam rock on vinyl. Web site thequietus.com celebrated the 'torrid, slightly narcotic daydream' a tour of this magic music fair can make you experience.

Record Fair Utrecht Presentation 6CD-Box Helloïse – Anthology

Today's record collector is no longer subject to the general stereotype of the scruffy older man with a well-worn linen bag hanging from his shoulder. Avid record hunters mix with happy day trippers who want to experience the vinyl dream. Free spirits, young women and hip young gunslingers are roaming the fair to find the one record that will make their life happier and more exciting. Feel free to visit the Mega Record & CD Fair because this is the place where the vinyl record will always be in the spotlight. Special editions, independent releases and major success albums all get the attention they deserve. Vinyl records, like diamonds, are forever.

Program Saturday November 12
  • 10.30 - 11.30 hours Opening with Deejay Miss Twist
  • 11.30 - 12.00 hours Dylan set by Jan Vollaard
  • 12.00 - 12.30 hours Bookpresentation Clinton Heylin with Jan Vollaard
  • 12.30 - 13.00 hours Nederpunk set with Jan Vollaard
  • 13.00 - 14.00 hours LP presentation and performance Mecano | press release & more info
  • 14.00 - 15.00 hours performance Sensational Second Cousins
  • 15.00 - 16.00 hours Bookpresentation Livin' Blues by Loek Dekker (Rock Klassiekers) with interviews ex-members Livin' Blues
  • 16.00 - 17.00 hours DJ Miss Twist
Program Sunday November 13
  • 11.00 - 12.00 hours DJ Miss Twist
  • 12.00 - 13.00 hours DJ Erez Todres
  • 13.00 - 14.00 hours performance Kenna & Cox
  • 14.00 - 15.00 hours DJ Louise Louise
  • 15.00 - 16.00 hours Three Imaginary Boys Popquiz
  • 16.00 - 17.00 hours Closing time with DJ Miss Twist
Pseudonym Records proudly presents:
Saturday November 12 opposite stage hall 12
Signing sessions & presentations Centertainment
  • 11.00 - 13.00 hours: Normaal – with Henk Wolters and Hendrik Haverkamp
  • 13.00 - 14.00 hours: Ivy Green – with Simon Francken, Arther van Dijke and Eduard van Bockel
  • 14.00 - 15.00 hours: Helloïse – with Stan Verbraak, Ernst van Ee, Ben Blauw, Arjan Boogerds en Marchell Remeeus more info
  • 15.00 - 16.00 hours: Cuby & the Blizzards – with Jaap van Eik, Dick Beekman and Willy Middel

I Don't Care Dutch Punk Signing Session Saturday November 12 around stand 256C, hall 12

13.00 - 15.00 hours: I Don't Care - Dutch Punk 1977-1983 – Signing Session with:

  • Joris Pelgrom - Helmettes
  • Marty van Kerkhof - Tedje en de Flikkers
  • Pierre Albers -Mollesters
  • Henk Evers - Kotx
  • Jos de Groot - Coïtus Inc.
  • Pieter Kooijman - God's Heart Attack, Mecano Ltd & Helmettes
  • Steven de Bock - The Squats
  • Rob Musters - The Miranda's
  • Terry - Cheap 'n' Nasty
  • Frank Cambach - The Softies
  • Gerben Reijers - Lullabies
  • Vincent van Diemen - The Dummies & Prime Ministers
  • Peter Ten Seldam - Panic
  • Swie Tio - The Dummies
  • Marco van der Hoeven - BVD & Hollands Glorie
  • Wim ter Weele - Rondos
  • Kees Tazelaar - The Brommers
  • Simon Francken, Arther van Dijke & Eduard van Bockel - Ivy Green
  • and other band members...

Releases:

  • 2LP - I Don't Care: Dutch Punk '77-'83 volume 2 - various artist
  • 2CD - I Don't Care: Collection Dutch Punk '77-'83 - various artist
  • LP - I Don't Care: The No Fun and Plurex singles - various artist
  • 7" - Helmettes - I Don't Care What The People Say / ½ 2 (re)

Photobook presentation: Amsterdam RAW 1977-1982 by Martijn de Jonge

This book gives a unique view of the vivid subcultures in Amsterdam around 1980: punkers, activist and artists, often chased by the government or police.

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Mega Record & CD Fair Autumn 2016
  • Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Jaarbeursplein 6 in Utrecht.
  • Saturday November 12 from 9.00 am till 5 pm
  • Sunday November 13 10.00 am till 5 pm
  • Entrance at the cash register: € 14,- (children up to 12 free)
  • Website presale: € 12,50.

A small impression of the last April 2016 fair.

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    bookpresentation Vertigo - Swirl label by Marcel Koopman & Ulrich Klatte.
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    bookpresentation "Platenboek" part 3 by Rob Kopp
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    Jan Vollaard, George DuBose & DJ Miss Twist
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    Ramones Pop-up Photo Exhibit
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