VINYL enthusiasts waited more than 24 hours to snap up rare and collectable releases on Record Store Day.

At Square Records in Wimborne two customers set up camp just after 7am on Friday - and the sale didn't even start until this morning.

And at The Vault in Christchurch a customer arrived at 3am yesterday to ensure he got his hands on the latest release from U2, pictured below.

The annual event usually takes place in April but it has been cancelled twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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This year it is taking place in three stages, the first of which was today.

Alan Rowett at The Vault said: "We weren't sure how many people were going to turn up because of all the changes but it went very well.

"It is a chance for people to buy special editions such as coloured vinyls and remixes."

At Square Records, owner Rob Hoare said there were around 80 people in the queue when the shop opened.

Bournemouth Echo:

"It was amazing - our first guy turned up at 7.10am on Friday."

Special editions tis year included items from Elvi, U2, The Cure, The Kinks and David Bowie

Mr Rowett said the biggest seller is always David Bowie because he has such a large archive.

And this year two Bowie albums never released before were available, one from 1974 and the other from 1996.