43rd Mega Record & Cd Fair: Rock Icons exhibit & Dutch talent

Mega Record & CD Fair April 11 & 12, Jaarbeurs Utrecht the Netherlands

Overview Utrecht Record Fair November 2014
Overview Utrecht Record Fair November 2014

April 11 & 12, 2015 the Jaarbeurs Convention centre in Utrecht will host the 43rd edition of the Mega Record & CD Fair. An event that in the past 23 years has enjoyed international acclaim and made its name as the place to be for music fans, crate diggers, deejays and vinyl lovers. Packed with exhibitions, live performances, book signings and over 500 dealers from all over the world the fair offers the greatest choice of vinyl, cd’s and pop memorabilia. Don’t be surprised if you bump into artists searching for their own original productions. Some of the highlights of this edition will be a Rock Icon’s poster exhibition, performances by 6 Dutch singer/songwriters and a pop memorabilia auction.

Rock Icon’s from the last century
An exhibition curated by the owner of the Bamalama gallery John Brett (UK) showing rare posters of legendary pop music icons like Jimi Hendrix, Them, Pink Floyd, the Beatles and the Beach Boys among many others.
The exhibit will show the change from simple and innocent gig announcements of the early sixties to the much more sophisticated & psychedelic art work of posters later that decade.

Lakeside Stories presents 6 Dutch talented singer/songwriters
After last year’s success Lakeside Stories will return this April to Utrecht. Performances by six Dutch talents are on the program two of which are Maarten van Praag and Dick Kwakman with One Clueless Friend. Both of them will present their new productions on cd and vinyl as well. Other artists are Andy, Demi Knight & Luke Nyman with Rei Satoshi and De As. All under supervision by the initiators of Lake Side Stories: Chris James and Laurens Reij.

Omega Memorabilia Auctions
The fair also welcomes the return of Omega Auctions in April. Last November they auctioned many rare vinyl items like the White Album by the Beatles # 0000007 which fetched € 24.000,-. For April they have another 100 lots to auction. Look for all details and items on the website Recordplanet.nl

Biggest choice and most impressive music assortment in the world
Over 35.000 visitors travel to Utrecht from all over the world this weekend to take part in this massive cult event. The resurgence of vinyl is unprecedented and uniquely popular worldwide, recently the New York Times published an article about this phenomenon and the fair in Utrecht. The Mega Record & CD Fair takes place at the same time as the International Collectors Fair, together they form a huge cult event taking place in the equivalent space of 10 football pitches.

Crate Diggers Record Fair Utrecht
Crate Diggers Record Fair Utrecht

Book premiers, vinyl presentations, guest performances, autograph sessions and pop quiz
Author Peter Sijnke will launch his new book about Dutch sixties band The Motions together with some ex members of this Dutch cult band from the sixties. Rudy Bennet’s New Motion will perform live.

Record Collector magazine (UK) will launch a new limited vinyl album of a live concert by the Zipps from 1969. Some original members of the 1969 line up will autograph copies for all fans at the fair.

Presentation of the first part of the Apple trilogy books: aisforapplebook.com

On Saturday the pop quiz compiled by the Three Imaginary Boys will take place. A free quiz with lots of prizes like free concert tickets.

PLUT presents: The Vault with Lonesome Shepherd. This never before released 45rpm is the 11th single produced by PLUT and after 46 years finally available for every fan of obscure Dutch sixties beat.

45 rpm singles from the Netherlands have always attracted vinyl collectors from all over the world because they came with fantastic picture covers. Collector Hans Evers took up the job to catalogue the most interesting series and publish them in book form.

Mega Record & CD Fair Spring 2015

Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Jaarbeursplein 6 in Utrecht.

Saturday April 11 (9.00 am till 5 pm) and on Sunday April 12 (10.00 am till 5 pm).

Entrance at the cash register: € 13,- (children up to 12 free) or presale on: Recordplanet.nl

More information, dealers list, images and the showroom on: www.recordplanet.nl