The 10th time in the center of the city one thousand guitarists will play together, “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix and will try to beat the Guinness World Record. Last year the musicians did not succeed. How will it this time?
– It seems to me that in 2012 we have a good chance of beating our record – said Leszek Cichoński, organizer of the Guinness World Record Guitar. – This is the tenth edition, we invite a lot of great guitarists. Above all, it’s a tradition that you have to be with your a guitar in Wroclaw 1 May.
The beatings of the record will be supported by a whole group of famous musicians, not just guitar virtuosos. On 1 May at noon there will appear Europe band, Marcus Miller, Leon Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix’s brother, Stan Skibby and the Whitesnake guitarist – Bernie Mardsen. The Guinness World Record Guitar beatings will also have Polish accent. On stage there will appear Muniek Staszczyk, Tomek “Lipa” Lipnicki, Leszek Mozdzer and Michal Urbaniak. Traditionally, the record-breaking will be “motivated” by Leszek Cichoński. He celebrates his 30th anniversary on stage as a guitarist.
You too can help to break the record. Just come with your guitar or other plucked instrument on the market square 1 May, and know how to play five simple chords of the song “Hey Joe”. Instructions are here.
In addition, the guitarists will play together the songs: “Like A Rolling Stone”, “Voodoo Child”, “Smoke on the Water”, “Little Wing,”, “Wild Thing,” “Red House Blues”, “Thanks Jimi” and “When I was a little boy.”
On the same day at 5 p.m. there will be a concert on Slodowa Island . T.Love will play first, then Europe will enter the stage famous for the hit “The Final Countdown.” Tickets cost 85 zł and 100 zł. Guitar players taking part in beating the Guinness world record can buy them for 30 zł.
On 2 May in the Thanks Jimi Festival on Slodowa Island there will play a guitar virtuoso Marcus Miller. Tickets cost 70 zł, , and the pass on the day of the concert 80 zł. Discounts for the concert are offered to the participants of the Guinness Record Guitar, who will pay 30 zł for the pass.