Styl:us 2016 brings feast of sounds for fans of mu­sic in its purest and pop­u­lar form

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kelly Good­win

SPIN those discs at the Park Inn Ho­tel, Heathrow, this week­end with the sound of mu­sic played on the fastest grow­ing for­mat – vinyl.

Be­ing held on Satur­day and Sun­day, Styl:us 2016 is a show spe­cially cre­ated for fans of mu­sic in its pure ana­logue form.

Aimed at peo­ple who love mu­sic and have em­braced the resur­gence of the vinyl al­bum, Styl:us 2016 is the UK’s only ded­i­cated ana­logue mu­sic event.

With new and used vinyl for sale and turnta­bles ga­lore the event will also fea­ture more than 20 au­dio sys­tem lis­ten­ing rooms fea­tur­ing brands in­clud­ing Sony, Pro-Ject, Clea­r­au­dio, Au­dioTech­nica, Orto­fon, REGA and LINN, turntable setup demos, al­bum lis­ten­ing ses­sions on a £105,000 sys­tem, best Art Vinyl 2015 win­ners ex­hi­bi­tion and live events.

The resur­gence in vinyl has taken the UK by storm, with sales largely driven by the suc­cess of the Record Store Day event, and the nos­tal­gia for pre-dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy that has rekin­dled peo­ple’s love of ana­logue mu­sic.

The Bri­tish Phono­graphic In­dus­try re­ported that in 2015 sales of al­bums on vinyl reached 2.1m units in the UK, up from 200,000 just four years ear­lier. On the back of that, the hi-fi in­dus­try seen turntable sales in­crease by 98% in vol­ume and 63% in value from 2014 to 2015. Clar­ity, the UK hi-fi in­dus­try trade as­so­ci­a­tion, and The Ch­ester Group, global or­gan­is­ers of hi-fi shows, came up with the idea for a vinyl fo­cused event. Tick­ets for the event – open from 10am to 6pm Satur­day and 10am to 4pm on Sun­day – can be pur­chased on­line or on the door. Tick­ets cost £12 for ei­ther day or £18 for the week­end. Un­der 16s ac­com­pa­nied by adults are ad­mit­ted free. Visit www.sty­lusvinyl for more in­for­ma­tion. has

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