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Strum along to the craziest festival event this summer

Posted Jul 27 2011 1:20pm

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Forget Will and Kate's wedding... on Sunday 31 July at WOMAD festival, the charity Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) will be attempting to break the world record for the greatest number of people playing air guitar at the same time. The current record is 1,883 people, but the charity hopes it can smash that to smithereens.

They will be playing Jimi Hendrix’s legendary track Purple Haze and guiding the guitar heroics on stage will be rock singer Justin Adams.

He’ll be joined by the current Air Guitar UK Champion, Thom ‘W!ld Th!ng 37’ Wilding, to ensure you’re really strumming those imaginary strings. Guinness Book of Record officials will also be keeping a close eye to make sure there is no cheating!

It’s all for the Action on Hearing Loss music campaign, which raises awareness about the importance of listening to loud music safely by wearing earplugs at gigs and festivals.

The Air Guitar World Record attempt will begin at 10.45am, Sunday 31 July, on the main stage at WOMAD Festival, Chorlton Park, Wiltshire.

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