In response to an increased demand for classic format vinyl records, the Rozelle Collectors Market will host their first ever mini record fair this weekend. The event will bring together both local private and commercial vendors selling LPs and music collectibles. With interstate dealers also anticipated to be in attendance there are sure to be thousands of records up for grabs.
The Rozelle Collectors Market is Sydney’s favourite outdoor second hand market and has been running in the grounds of the Rozelle Public School for over 20 years. Over that time, the market has developed a reputation as a fertile hunting ground for vinyl treasure seekers.
“The Rozelle Markets are Australia’s best one stop destination to enjoy the vinyl experience,” explained longtime vendor Michael Le Goff, “Where else can you go to buy a good record? Enjoy the fabulous food at arm’s reach? And breathe in that fresh air? The people, the beautiful big trees and great old buildings really sets the mood!”
In the age of digital why are people suddenly flocking back to vinyl?
“Vinyl album sales have enjoyed a huge resurgence throughout the last decade. In the age of digital convenience, people are learning more about music quality and can tell the difference between digital formats on most music sharing websites and the warm vinyl sound.” said market manager Ross Alexander.
If you’re only just getting into record collecting Michael had some helpful tips, especially in regards to purchasing a record player.
“A desirable record player is something that has that vintage look about it with a wood grain casing and quality made components. There are always technical experts at Rozelle offering advice on vintage HiFi equipment.”
This event is not just for people looking to purchase new records. If you happen to have a few old records laying around the house head on down and take advantage of the record valuation service on offer. If you’re just after a casual day out with some great music, food and beverages then this is also the perfect event for you.
Nov 12. Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling St, Rozelle. FREE. Info: www.rozellecollectorsmarket.com.au