This weekend, April 11 and 12, 2015, the Jaarbeurs Convention centre in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 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.
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.
Book premiers, vinyl presentations, live auction, 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. 45 rpm singles from the Netherlands 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.