IT is ‘Christmas for record collectors’ this weekend as Record Store Day is set to return to Winsford.

Electric Church celebrated its first Record Store Day last year and the owner, Jimi Coppack, cannot wait to do it all again.

Jimi said: “This is going to be considerably bigger than last year, I have bands on from 2.30pm until 9.30pm. We have a much bigger record selection available as well.

“I know my customer base a lot better as well. Last year some records did not sell as well as I had hoped.”

This year Jimi has arranged for a number of bands to perform in the shop including The Luka State, The King’s Pistol, Turbulence, Bobby Peru and more.

Record Store Day is standout event in the calendar of any record collector and Jimi believes that it is one of the most important days of the year for any independent record store.

Jimi said: “I am very excited for it but I am quite nervous as well. It is like Christmas for record collectors.

“For shop owners it is the busiest and most exciting day of the year.

“I am expecting a couple of people to be queuing up from about four in the morning.

“I spoke to one guy who is coming to the shop this weekend and he told me that last year he went to a shop in Manchester and he queued up from eight in the morning the day before.”

Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture.

Limited edition vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion.

Record Store Day takes place on Saturday, April 13 and for more information on what is in stock in Electric Church for the day visit the Facebook page.