Watford has its very own shop taking part in Record Store Day UK.

The LP Café, 173 The Parade, is one of 260 independent stores taking part in the event tomorrow (April 22) where special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day.

Live music will be playing at the pond in Watford from 12pm to 5pm and the café will have a DJ performing.

Leila Simpson, who co-owns the store with Paul Terris, said: “It’s nice to be part of something that we believe in.

“To know the music industry respects independent record stores and recognise how important they are in this day and age, to go out and still pick up and buy records – it’s still the life of the music industry.”

Last year, people queued from 4am outside the shop to purchase a coveted vinyl record and hundreds of people visited throughout the day.

Customers are advised to contact the shop before to see if it will be carrying the release you are looking for in advance.

Leila said: “Taylor Swift’s folklore: the long pond studio sessions has been requested the most this year.”

The store will definitely have Elton John’s Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player and The 1975 The – Live With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

But the vinyls cannot be pre-ordered or reserved.

Leila said: “It’s potluck. You could turn up a week later and the one that is close to your heart is still there.

“Or you could get there on the day and see the person in front of you leave the shop with the album you want.

“It’s hard to watch as well. Sometimes they tell you what they are looking for and you know it has just been sold.

“But it’s lovely to see people happy.”

The store, that has had famous faces such as Frank Carter and the Rattle Snakes and Vman (Alex Venturella) from Slipknot visit, wants people to enjoy the day.

Leila said: “It’s almost like a treasure hunt and the vinyls are sold at a similar price to what our normal sales.”