Rough Trade to celebrate its second birthday with free day of local music

Rough Trade will be celebrating its second birthday on Saturday.

An all day party takes place on Saturday (November 26) at Rough Trade Records as the Nottingham store celebrates its second anniversary.

The store on Broad Street is hosting a full day of events for local music fans with free entry.

Local artists such as Bru-C, Rob Green and Nina Smith will be performing to commemorate the shop turning two.

Nottingham’s Bru-C is a Grime/Bassline MC and founder of the Event & Label Phlexx Records, has over 1.5 million YouTube views collectively and has played at festivals such as Glastonbury, Wireless, Boomtown and Nass.

Singer songwriter Rob Green also hails from Nottingham developing his unique style from the influences around him; his mum’s jazz, soul and RnB along with his dad’s indie, rock and folk records.

Nina Smith is an R&B/Soul singer songwriter and in 2015, her second EP ‘This Love’ reached number four in the Top 10 iTunes R&B/Soul chart; she has previously supported Belinda Carlisle at the Royal Concert Hall.

All three will be bringing special guests with them, who have not yet been named, ensuring there will be a few birthday surprises.

The huge selection of records at Rough Trade.
The huge selection of records at Rough Trade.

Bar and Events Manager at Rough Trade Sam Allison said: “It’s set up to be hectic night, it should be one of our biggest events of the year with it being our birthday.”

“I think we’ve developed quite well in our two years in Nottingham, we’ve become a platform that all local musicians can come to and showcase their music.

“The blueprint is down so it can only get bigger and better from here.”

Sticking with party traditions, there will be DJ’s at the event from The Elementz studio on nearby Warser Gate.