Taylor Swift and Rolling Stones drive Christmas surge in UK vinyl sales

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Greater than 250,000 vinyl data have been bought last week, probably the most because the turn of the century

Vinyl data have been a shock hit this Christmas, with weekly sales within the UK hovering to their highest degree this century in the course of the festive purchasing interval, fuelled by artists including Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones.

The vinyl record resurgence, with a new era of music lovers turning to retro formats resembling LPs and cassettes, has fuelled a gross sales surge to their highest annual level since Elton John’s Sacrifice and Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby topped the charts in 1990.

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