Vinyl fans flock to Norwich music shop Soundclash to mark Record Store Day

Music fans started queuing in the early hours to ensure they were in pole position to snap up exclusive and rare vinyl at a city record shop today.

Soundclash in St Benedicts Street, Norwich, is today taking part in Record Store Day, with a host of limited edition releases up for grabs.

Among the artists who have contributed records to the event are Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, David Bowie, The Clash, The Flaming Lips and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Fans started queuing outside the shop at 3.15am to be sure of getting hold of the records they wanted to buy.

Paul Mills, owner of Soundclash, said: 'We have been participating in Record Store Day since it first began in the UK in 2008. We will be selling as many exclusive releases as we can get hold of.'

The store will be open until 7pm today, with Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic signing records from 6pm ahead of their gig at The Waterfront.

Record Store Day was created to give independent record stores such as Soundclash a boost in the face of competition from the internet.

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