London Independent Label Market (ILM) is set to return this winter, celebrating a decade of pop up events aimed at DJs and vinyl collectors across the world.  

To mark the ten year milestone, ILM will hit Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross on 27th November. DJ sets will be performed throughout the day, with an afterparty set for Spiritland once the stalls close. 

4AD, Bella Union, Late Night Tales, Erased Tapes, Black Beacon Sound, Brownswood, Claremont 56, Mute, PIAS, and Secretly are among the imprints confirmed. A full list can be found below. 

In addition to the London event, ILM will hit Manchester for the first time on 5th December as part of Tim Burgess’ Vinyl Adventures Record Fair. Live performances, interviews and talks will be held across the northern English city. Meanwhile, the market itself centres on The Royal Exchange.

Piccadilly Records, Mars Tapes, Vinyl Resting Place, Clampdown Records, Eastern Bloc Records, Vinyl Revival, and Bury-based Wax and Beans are the shops involved. 

“We’d been wanting to come to Manchester for a long time and for one reason or another had never quite found the right time or place to make it happen,” said ILM co-founder Joe Daniel. “When Tim asked us to be part of Vinyl Adventures we leapt at the chance, it’s a perfect fit.”

Beginning life in 2011 on Soho’s Berwick Street, ILM has now hosted 70 markets in locations including Berlin, Rome, Los Angeles, and Toronto. More than 600 independent record stores have been involved during that time. The first event in honour of the ten year anniversary was held in London in July. According to figures released around the same time, independent labels made up 25% of all UK vinyl sales in 2020

Indepent Label Market London Winter 2021 Labels

42’s

4AD

AD93

Airbag

Africa Seven

Analogue Trash

Apron

Band On The Wall

BBE

Be With

Bella Union

Biophon

Black Beacon Sound

BLBX

Blitzcat

Breakdown Press

Brownswood

Castles In Space

Cherry Red

Claptrap

Claremont 56

Cold Bow

Distiller

Drag City, Inc.

Dynamite Cuts

Earth

East London Printmakers

Erased Tapes

Far Out

Fierce Panda

Fire

First Word

Forever Living Original

Full Time Hobby

Gare du Nord

Happy Robots

Hassle

Hospital

Kit

Late Night Tales

Leng

LEX

Memphis Industries

Menace

Mexican Summer

Mukatsuku

Mute

Nothing Fancy

Non-Classical

None More

On The Corner

One Little Independent

Partisan

PIAS

Polarface

PRAH

SA Recordings

Sad Club

Scratchy

Secretly

Skep Wax

Slowfoot

Sonic Cathedral

Spacetalk

Speedy Wunderground

Spiritmuse

The Get Down

Transgressive

untitled (recs)

Velocity Press

Vintage League Music