The decision has been made that in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Record Store Day 2020 in the UK is being postponed.
Originally scheduled for April 18th, the annual event is a moment in the year that encourages patrons to visit their local record shops in a bid to keep the independent record shops alive across the country.
Exclusive music was set to be sold throughout the 230 independent record shops that are signed up in the UK. It would also see many stores across the globe take part in the celebrations with in-store gigs and mini street festivals.
Now, those events are all being postponed in line with growing fears amid the Coronavirus outbreak and a new date of June 20th has been scheduled.
You can find the announcement with the full statement below:
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. #RSD20 Full statement on our website here: https://t.co/h6G3dADTmG pic.twitter.com/EEqzToc5SN— Record Store Day UK (@RSDUK) March 13, 2020