Record Store Day, the global celebration of all things independent and musical in retail, will take place next Saturday, April 18th.

It's the 8th year of the occasion, and Dave Grohl has been officially appointed ambassador. Many bands and artists will put out limited edition releases of tracks and albums for the day, while independent music shops around the world will line up live entertainment to entice passing trade.

Dublin's Tower Records is no different. The Dawson Street store will have a programme of events running throughout the day, which you can see below. Before that, they'll have a week-long 'vinyl countdown sale' beginning today (April 10th) and offering a number of albums - from Hozier to Sam Smith to Jape to Thin Lizzy - for a reduced price of €12.99.

On the day itself, they'll throw open their doors at 8am to eager customers who are seeking out that one particular release that they must get their mitts on.

Radio station TXFM broadcasting live from the shop throughout the day, and live music will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday. On the bill so far are Frames violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire - who releases his beautiful new solo album 'Agus Anois an Aimsir (And Now the Weather)' next week - as well as Dublin psych-rockers The Urges, Mundy and The Mighty Stef.

There'll also be live music from SPIES, This Other Kingdom, Cry Monster Cry, Fox Jaw and more to be announced.