National Album Day Saturday 13th October 3:33pm
Saturday 13th October is the first National Album Day! You're invited to take part in the nation's biggest album playback at 3.33pm by playing your all-time favourite album in full. Share with us what you have chosen at @AlbumDayUK / #NationalAlbumDay.
Vote for the Most Iconic Album Artwork of All Time
To commemorate the album's 70th birthday, the most iconic 70 album artworks of all time will be exhibited at London Waterloo, Manchester Piccadilly & Glasgow Central.
“Albums show the diversity in an artist’s creative pallet and are a good way for a listener to gain insight into the world of the artist. It's important to have a body of work, as each song is like a different function in the body, and that's essentially what songs are doing” - Novelist
Ambassador: Public Service Broadcasting
"I fully support National Album Day and want to thank them for highlighting the strength of the album even in and amongst today's more episodic, fractured media landscape.”
– J. Willgoose, Esq, Public Service Broadcasting
Which album wil be crowned the UK’s champion?
Lucie Caswell, CEO of the FAC, in conversation with drummer of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason for National Album Day. Pic: Jill Furmanovsky
In celebration of National Album Day, we’ve teamed up Ignition Records to offer you the chance to win an exclusive money can’t buy prize
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac is voted the best driving album according to an AA poll
Gramophone Editor Martin Cullingford reflects on the term’s use in the classical music magazine’s pages
BBC Music plans to celebrate the first ever National Album Day on Saturday 13 October
To commemorate the album's 70th birthday the selected artworks will be exhibited at London Waterloo, Manchester Piccadilly & Glasgow Central
Matt Berry on his love of the album "There are very few physical objects that are as precious, to me, in my life"
Ambassador Matt Berry writes about his love of the album for National Album Day
Jess Glynne will be meeting fans in London, Manchester and Birmingham and signing copies of her new album “Always In Between"
Singer songwriter whose first album I Cry When I Laugh debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart
A British singer/songwriter with a keen sense for both atmosphere and melody, Tom Odell writes emotional piano-led odes to heartache.
Brainchild of J. Willgoose, Esq, along with Wrigglesworth and JFAbraham, they are on a quest to inform, educate and entertain.
MOBO and Mercury Prize nominated grime MC and producer from Lewisham.
Celebrated actor, writer and talented musician who has received both critical and popular acclaim.
Iconic electronic dance duo comprised of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll originating from Kent.
Underground surreal-psych punk rock duo consisting of married couple Holly Ross and David Blackwell from northern England.
Rock psycho-drama legend whose career spans over fifty years of performing and entertaining.
BRIT Award winner, Paloma Faith is a platinum record selling singer songwriter from London.
Programming and events scheduled across the BBC networks.
Album Playbacks and Gig events happening across the UK throughout the week.
Classic Album Sundays events happening across the UK throughout the week.
Quizzes, murals and other events happening across the UK throughout the week.
In-store events happening across the UK throughout the week.
Industry events happening across the UK throughout the week.
Events taking place around the UK on Sunday 7th October
Events taking place around the UK on Monday 8th October
Events taking place around the UK on Tuesday 9th October