NEWPORT’S Record Store Day is due to come back again aiming to bring people together for a day-long event.

Kicking off on April 18, the event is being supported by city enthusiasts' group Newport Rises as a way of promoting the city.

Independent record store ‘Diverse Records’ situated on Charles Street Newport, will provide the focal point of the day as music fans will be treated to entertainment and refreshments at the store.

Fans will also have the chance to buy some of the 500-plus special record store day, limited edition vinyl from artists including David Bowie, Foo Fighters, and Pulp.

Rogerstone City Councillor, and, Newport Rises founder member Chris Evans, said: “Newport has a rich musical and creative heritage, and we need to support our creative industries in the future.

“This year’s Diverse Records, Record Store Day Newport, is all about celebrating and promoting our creativity and potential.”

Following the success of shop local Saturday, Independents Day and last year’s Record Store Day, the event is aimed to help promote the city.

During the day musicians, provided in conjunction with Newport City Radio, will line the route from Newport Market's Kriminal Records to Diverse Records.

Neil Ingham, from Seren Group, the people behind Loftus Garden Village who are sponsoring the event said: “Loftus Garden Village is all about people living and growing together.

“We’re providing the seeds of a great new purpose built community in Newport.

“We’re keen to get involved in initiatives that help promote the positives of Newport and felt Record Store Day was a great opportunity to celebrate the individuality, potential and uniqueness of Newport, as well as its rich musical and creative past, and future.”

This year’s event has a new twist which will see music fans head to the Riverfront Theatre, around 4pm for live acoustic music sets from local artists until around 8pm.

Newport Rises member and one of the organisers , photographer John Burns said: “It was a success last year and this year will be another musical treat. This year we will finish up at the Riverfront which will help to promote the music scene and make the day a bit longer.”