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National Album Day 2019

This Saturday, 12th October 2019, National Album Day returns to the UK for the second year. To mark the occasion, music fans, artists, DJs, labels, record shops and the wider music community are coming together to host a series of special events. These activities are set to take place all across the UK - head to the National Album Day website to find out what's going on near you.

This year’s National Album Day is themed ‘Don’t Skip’ – both to encourage fans to discover albums – new and classic – in full, as a complete body of work that tells a story. It’s all a part of a mission to get the nation to enjoy the album from beginning to end, without hitting that skip button.

Programmes across the BBC to celebrate National Album Day include Elbow looking forward to the release of their new album Giants Of All Sizes with a session for Shaun Keaveny on 6 Music, a special ‘Pick of the Pops’ on Radio 2 counting down the best selling albums of the millennium so far, and on Radio 1 Annie Mac talks to artists about the albums that changed their lives, beginning with Jorja Smith.

Watch and Listen to all things National Album Day from the BBC