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Vinyl Village

Rocking Horse Records is heading across the river to host a vinyl market and listening party at South Bank Piazza.
By Sarah Ward
August 02, 2022
By Sarah Ward
August 02, 2022

Every Brisbanite with a vinyl collection has bought something from Rocking Horse Records — and over the years, with the store dating back to the 70s, we've all bought more than that, too. CDs, DVDs, band merchandise: they're just some of the reasons that stopping by the city spot has long proven a must. Back in the days before the internet, it was a go-to for gig tickets as well.

Fancy trawling through the Brissie icon's wares, but in the huge surroundings of South Bank Piazza? That's about to become a reality for one day only. From 12pm on Friday, August 12, Vinyl Village will take over the South Brisbane venue — and bring Rocking Horse across the river.

Browsing for and buying all the records you can dream of — thousands of them, in fact — is only part of the fun, however. The record market will run until 8pm, but there'll be DJ sets from 4.30pm, as hosted by fellow Brisbane legends Ben Ely (from Regurgitator) and Patience Hodgson (from The Grates).

Ely will also hit the decks, as will DJ Elnorto. If you have a favourite track, you'll be able to request it, too.

And, from 6pm, Ely and Hodgson will chair a Vinyl Listening Party, complete with a panel discussion after each song featuring Lissie Turner (aka former Triple J presenter Mel Bampton), the Brisbane Jazz Club's Malcolm Wood, Luke Henery from Violent Soho, hop hop artist Sachem and singer-songwriter Andrea Kirwin.

All of the above is free — other than the records you'll be stocking up on, of course, and any food you nab from Bill's Burgers and El Corazon, plus drinks from Hop and Pickle.

Updated August 9.

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