SLIDESHOW: Music in the street at Vinyl Hunter launch party

A Bury St Edmunds Vinyl record shop held their grand opening last weekend in St Johns Street.

Vinyl Hunter Record & Coffee shop is owned by lifelong vinyl fan, Will Hunter, who decided to bring an independent record store to the street which hasn’t been seen since Andy’s Records’ closure in the late 90’s.

Vinyl Hunter official opening bash. Pictured:  The Virtues ANL-150909-142346001

Vinyl Hunter official opening bash. Pictured: The Virtues ANL-150909-142346001

Store manager Ross Alderdice said: “The opening was fantastic with support from old and new customers alike - it was a great turn out.”

Local bands and artists including Horse Party, The Virtues, Andrea King, Ben Sayer, The Doldrums and Theo Morris performed with DJ sets coming from Freya Roy and Tea Unit.

The store with it’s motto of “Bringing Vinyl back to People who are Passionate about Music”, houses turntables and speakers, new and rare collector’s records as well as more than 6000 vintage vinyls in their collection,

The Record Cafe served freshly baked sausage rolls, scones, donuts and vinyl themed snacks for all the music lovers. Goody bags were also given out at the opening.

Crowds enjoy the music at the Vinyl Hunter grand opening party in Bury St Edmunds ANL-150909-142358001

Crowds enjoy the music at the Vinyl Hunter grand opening party in Bury St Edmunds ANL-150909-142358001

The shop was originally opened by Mr Hunter’s mum Rosie 20 years ago as a curtain shop

The opening was a huge success with customers throughout the day,

Five golden tickets were hidden between the vinyls for the opening - four have been discovered leaving one remaining ticket hidden amongst the shop’s collection with the chance to win a vinyl turntable.

Mr Alderdice added: “It’s just like Willy Wonka - people should come down and have a look for the winning ticket.”

Horse Party performing at Vinyl Hunter's official opening ANL-150909-142333001

Horse Party performing at Vinyl Hunter's official opening ANL-150909-142333001