MUSIC enthusiasts proved that vinyl is alive and well after queues outside Marlborough's Sound Knowledge began at 3am in anticipation of Record Store Day on Saturday.

Hundreds lined outside the record store, just off the High Street, in the hope of grabbing rare editions of records and other music merchandise before the shop finally did open at 8am.

After having a hugely successful day for Sound Knowledge, guests were treated to a 30-minute set from BBC Music Introducing Award-winner Izzy Bizu, who was chosen as an official champion for Record Store Day, when she sang at Cafe Thirty8 at around 4.30pm, followed by a signing session.

"It was a brilliant day and it was so good to see such enthusiasm for this sort of thing. To have people queuing from 3am just shows how excited people are about this day," said Sound Knowledge worker Sam Robinson.

"Also to have Izzy here to perform and sign records was great. She is such a talented artist and it was so good to have her come down. The atmosphere was great and the people really enjoyed themselves."

On the Sunday, seven live acts performed at the cafe from 12-6pm to round off a memorable weekend.

"We are really tired but it was a great weekend for the shop and for the many people that came along," added Mr Robinson.

"There was a great vibe about the place. The cafe put on a barbecue and with the performances it was like a mini festival. This is a hugely important time for us and it went so well."