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Kate Bush announced as Record Store Day ambassador for 2024

She will release a special vinyl edition of 'Eat The Music' to mark the annual celebration this April.

By Will Richards

Kate Bush
Kate Bush (Picture: Press)

Kate Bush has been announced as an ambassador for Record Store Day 2024.

The annual celebration will take place on Saturday, April 20, and see record stores across the UK selling special limited edition vinyl and more.

“What a huge honour to have been asked to be Ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day. It really is a great privilege,” Bush – who will release a special vinyl edition of ‘Eat The Music’ to celebrate – said in a statement.

“Isn’t it great to see how the resurgence in vinyl has taken the music industry by complete surprise? It had decided to leave vinyl far behind, but it would seem that not everyone agrees! I love that!”

Bush added: I know there are many, many artists who are just as excited to see the audience turning the tide.

“In the same way that some people like to read a book on Kindle but also want to have a book as a physical object, a lot of people like vinyl and streaming. Both have different appeals.”

“The added bonus of vinyl is that it encourages people to listen to albums. An art form that I’ve always thought can be treasured in a unique way.”

Kate Bush
Kate Bush’s Record Store Day 2024 release of ‘Eat The Music’

Of her attraction to the physical format, Bush added: “An album on vinyl is a beautiful thing, given a strong identity by its large-scale artwork. There’s a much more personal connection with the artist and their work.

“It’s been fun putting designs together for some of the previous RSDs. This year’s design echoes the cancelled release of ‘Eat the Music’ as the first single from the album, The Red Shoes.”

She added: “Each year Record Store Day gathers more attention, more momentum, and attracts more people who cram into indie record stores all over the world to see what’s up. What’s new?

“This year, I hope you have a fantastic time at this very important event, and that you get to celebrate music that’s been specially released for you.”

2023’s Record Store Day ambassadors were The 1975, while the first-ever role of Global Ambassador went to Taylor Swift in 2022.