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.

Ambassador: Novelist

“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

News

All-time Official Studio Albums Chart is unveiled to mark National Album Day

All-time Official Studio Albums Chart is unveiled to mark National Album Day

Which album wil be crowned the UK’s champion?

Legendary Pink Floyd member, Nick Mason, in conversation with Lucie Caswell

Legendary Pink Floyd member, Nick Mason, in conversation with Lucie Caswell

Lucie Caswell, CEO of the FAC, in conversation with drummer of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason for National Album Day. Pic: Jill Furmanovsky

Ultimate 'Joe Strummer 001' bundle prize exclusively for National Album Day

Ultimate 'Joe Strummer 001' bundle prize exclusively for National Album Day

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

The AA reveal the albums people most love driving to

The AA reveal the albums people most love driving to

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac is voted the best driving album according to an AA poll

What does an ‘album’ mean?

What does an ‘album’ mean?

Gramophone Editor Martin Cullingford reflects on the term’s use in the classical music magazine’s pages

BBC Radio 2 Reveals the Biggest Albums of All Time

BBC Radio 2 Reveals the Biggest Albums of All Time

BBC Music plans to celebrate the first ever National Album Day on Saturday 13 October

Most iconic 70 album artworks of all-time revealed

Most iconic 70 album artworks of all-time revealed

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"

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

HMV announce special events with Album Day ambassador Jess Glynne

HMV announce special events with Album Day ambassador Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne will be meeting fans in London, Manchester and Birmingham and signing copies of her new album “Always In Between"

Ambassadors

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne

Singer songwriter whose first album I Cry When I Laugh debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart

Tom Odell

Tom Odell

A British singer/songwriter with a keen sense for both atmosphere and melody, Tom Odell writes emotional piano-led odes to heartache.

Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting

Brainchild of J. Willgoose, Esq, along with Wrigglesworth and JFAbraham, they are on a quest to inform, educate and entertain.

Novelist

Novelist

MOBO and Mercury Prize nominated grime MC and producer from Lewisham.

Matt Berry

Matt Berry

Celebrated actor, writer and talented musician who has received both critical and popular acclaim.

Orbital

Orbital

Iconic electronic dance duo comprised of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll originating from Kent.

The Lovely Eggs

The Lovely Eggs

Underground surreal-psych punk rock duo consisting of married couple Holly Ross and David Blackwell from northern England.

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

Rock psycho-drama legend whose career spans over fifty years of performing and entertaining.

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith

BRIT Award winner, Paloma Faith is a platinum record selling singer songwriter from London.

Events

National Album Day Across The BBC

National Album Day Across The BBC

Programming and events scheduled across the BBC networks.

Album Playbacks and Gigs

Album Playbacks and Gigs

Album Playbacks and Gig events happening across the UK throughout the week.

Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays events happening across the UK throughout the week.

Fun and Culture

Fun and Culture

Quizzes, murals and other events happening across the UK throughout the week.

In-stores

In-stores

In-store events happening across the UK throughout the week.

Industry

Industry

Industry events happening across the UK throughout the week.

Sunday 7th October

Sunday 7th October

Events taking place around the UK on Sunday 7th October

Monday 8th October

Monday 8th October

Events taking place around the UK on Monday 8th October

Tuesday 9th October

Tuesday 9th October

Events taking place around the UK on Tuesday 9th October