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Thanks Jimi Festival

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Ready to get into the Guinness Book of World Records? The Thanks Jimi Festival is a yearly guitar extravaganza where guitarists from Poland and beyond meet en masse to set (yet another) record in simultaneous guitar playing. The first record was set in 2006 with 1,581 participants and has since been beaten numerous times—most recently in 2016 when 7,356 guys and gals cranked out a massive rendition of "Hey Joe." In addition to breaking records, however, the event has grown into an all-day music festival of various genres and musical styles, with free concerts split between two stages on the market square and additional events at Stary Klasztor and Centennial Hall. Last year's festival fell short of breaking the 2016 record with 6,299 guitarists coming out to play, so the pressure is on this year to learn those few simple chords, grab a guitar and make it happen. In 2017, the festival was joined and hosted by over 30 revered international and home-grown artists like Kult, Lady Pank, Illusion, Brodka, Katarzyna Nosowska, O.S.T.R., and Łąki Łan—so this year will probably have an impressive lineup as well.

Date

Venue

May 1 2018 10:00-14:30
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Price/Additional Info

Admission free

Website

https://www.facebook.com/GitarowyRekord/

Associated events

Thanks Jimi Festival Concert
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