The world’s largest record fair is here again. This Saturday and Sunday the 49th Mega Record & CD Fair will take place at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands. This edition of the biannual show will highlight in particular the history of Disco.
Over 500 exhibitors from all over the globe will display the collected history of pop music from the past sixty years in the shape of singles, albums, 12-inches, CDs and DVDs. As usual the programme includes live performances, signing sessions and guest deejays.
The exposition 45 years of Disco Fever is curated by Patrick Lejeune and consists mostly items from his own collection.
Lejeune who is better known as DiscoPatrick has been collecting since 1978. In collaboration with Patrick Vogt he published two books. The most recent one, Disco – An Encyclopaedic Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records, was published in 2014 by SOULJAZZ in London, and is the standard book on the subject. The exhibit has been built up with the use of a timeline that starts with the birth of disco in 1973, the beginnings of the DJ-culture, the creation of the remix, the birth of the 12-inch, and the debut of the synthesizer.
Mega Record & CD Fair Spring 2018
- Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Jaarbeursplein 6 in Utrecht.
- Saturday April 14 from 9.00 am till 5 pm
- Sunday April 15 from 10.00 am till 5 pm
- Entrance at the cash register: € 14,- (children up to 12 free)
- Website pre sale: € 12,50