Record Store Day 2020 has been postponed over growing concerns over coronavirus pandemic.
The event, which was originally set to take place on April 18 will now go ahead on June 20.
The organisers issued the following statement: “We are sad to announce that following a decision made by the organisers of Record Store Day, the event will be postponed to June 20th.
“This decision comes at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and the health and safety of the general public must come first. This was absolutely not an easy decision to make as hundreds of independent shops and labels have been working hard towards this year’s celebrations.
Statement continues: “We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone: customers, record stores, artists, labels and more. Record Store Day is everywhere and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store.
“Given the challenges now facing the independent record store community, we urge music fans to continue to support their local record shop in whichever way they can to see us through what is about to become a very challenging time.
“Thank you as ever for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the record stores on June 20th.”