You read it here first! Bandcamp Fridays extended for the rest of 2021 – but no comment on rumours it’ll be a permanent fixture post-pandemic

If you want to find out news that you won’t read anywhere else, Amateur At Play’s House isn’t a bad place to look for it. So it turns out, even slightly to my surprise.

Back on May 9th, I ran a piece regarding tip-offs that had been sent into my inbox from a few different sources stating that Bandcamp were considering extending their infamous Bandcamp Fridays forever. In other words, making it a permanent feature of the site.

Bandcamp refused to comment on the email that I sent them asking about it, and indeed, a rather lofty journalist from one of the main dance publications sent me an email telling me not to write “such rubbish”. Well, that journalist might be feeling a little bit red-faced this morning when he finds out the content of an email sent to all subscribers on the site late last night.

It states “The next Bandcamp Friday will be on August 6th, and we’ll continue to hold those on the first Friday of the month for the rest of 2021”. So they’re taking a break for June and July, but will continue the event from August. Another email has been sent to Bandcamp to see whether they’d now like to comment on my original story.

It pays to investigate tip-offs sometimes…