ROUGH Trade has announced it will be opening a new store in Merseyside.

The news comes after a period of growth for the independent, which has tripled its UK vinyl market share in the past five years.

Scheduled to open this year, the 6500 square foot store, which will open on Liverpool’s Hanover Street, will become Rough Trade’s largest location in the UK and boast its largest venue space.

Lawrence Montgomery, Managing Director at Rough Trade, said: “We are excited to grow our UK presence with a store in Liverpool.

“The city has such a rich musical heritage as well as a vibrant scene right now which we hope to honour and represent in the best way we can.

“The scale (both size and ambition) of the store shows our commitment and investment to the city. We can’t wait to delight customers in the record store and venue in due course.”

The new store is set to become Rough Trade’s sixth UK location, joining stores in East, West, and Central London, Bristol, and Nottingham.

Upon opening, Liverpool locals will be able to shop their extensive catalogue of vinyl and merchandise in-store and enjoy a vibrant event schedule showcasing national and local acts, with ticketing by DICE.

In partnership with Signature Brew and Dark Arts the new store will also feature a fully stocked bar and cafe, inclusive of a range of draught beers supplied exclusively by the London-based brewer and fresh coffee by the London roasters.

As part of the Rough Trade Liverpool's events programme, the retailer is delighted to join forces with Content, hosting out-store shows inside their brand new state of the art venue space in the heart of the city. Rough Trade are also excited to partner with Sound City Liverpool for 2024, whose three-day festival programme brings the best new talent to a music loving audience in independent venues across the city.

Rough Trade Liverpool will be recruiting a series of key roles, including General Manager, Assistant Manager, Bar and Events Manager, Bar and Events Supervisor, Retail Supervisor, as well as Sales and Bar and Events Assistants. The retailer is seeking hard-working and passionate music lovers who enjoy sharing their knowledge and recommendations with others, and are committed to fostering a vibrant local music community. 

To become a member of the Rough Trade Liverpool, applications are open now via the careers page.