After the success of the first edition of Gran Price Vinyl Fest, comes the second. Gran Price Vinyl Fest is a vinyl buying / selling fair that pays tribute to the disappeared (the year 1973) Gran Price hall of the Sant Antoni quarter, venue that occupied the corner of Floridablanca street with Casanova. The fair, which has always been held around Music Day, is promoted by the Gran Price Vinyl collective.
Since its conception, this fair has tried to be something more than a space to buy new records. Thus, for example, in its 2018 edition and in coordination with the legendary Barcelona store Wah Wah Records, it organized an exhibition on Catalan progressive rock; and in the 2019 edition, the Barcelona label Discos Redondos presented its second reference there: Outsider, by Marco Boi Trio. A local jazz band that performed its presentation concert in the Absenta room.
The 2023 edition of Gran Price Vinyl Fest
The 4th edition of the Gran Price Vinyl Fest is held at the Fossat del Mercado de Sant Antoni, opening a new location that represents its original spirit. Also, the Sant Antoni Sunday Market is well known for being a search point for old books, postcard collecting, magazines, video games and, of course, records.
This year's Gran Price Vinyl Fest will feature shops from Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia, exhibitors from the Sant Antoni Sunday Market, who are always invited to participate, and French and German stores.
DJ's vs. dealers
An activity that has always been a hallmark of the fair is known as DJ's vs. Dealers. Named after the boxing and wrestling matches that were organized in the old Price. The crux of the matter is that, throughout the weekend, the DJs who liven up the atmosphere are invited to the fair without their precious suitcase of records. They are assigned a stop at the fair by rigorous drawing and have just one hour to prepare the session with what they can find there. Quite a challenge that has allowed us to enjoy memorable sessions.
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