A WORLDWIDE celebration of independent record stores will be coming to Worcester.

The eighth annual Record Store Day will hit Rise Worcester, in Chapel Walk, with a bang as music lovers are treated to one-off vinyls they can't get anywhere else and live music performances.

Tom George, from the store, said this year's event, which will happen on Saturday, April 19, promised to be better than previous years.

He said: "Record Store Day sees 400 plus limited edition vinyl albums, EPs and singles released solely in independent record shops, and unavailable on the internet or from larger chain stores.

"Previous years have seen special releases from the likes of The Beatles, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Blur, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon and many more.

"As well as stocking all of this year’s fantastic releases for the fans who queue for hours before we open at 8am, this year Rise will be hosting a great line up of live music and DJs."

So far, the store has announced political folk musician Beans on Toast, Cheltenham-based troubadour Andy Oliveri, and local DJ collective The Singles Club playing nothing but vinyl. More acts will be announced in the run up to the day, and an official list of releases available in store will be announces at 6pm on Thursday, March 20, on XFM radio streamed live instore.