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‘Thanks, Jimi’ Festival

1st May 2016

 

Pergola—Centennial Hall / Hala Stulecia, Wystawowa 1, Wrocław
 

The idea to try and beat the Guinness World Record was an initiative by Leszek Cichoński and other residents of the city, who every year attempt to gather a huge number of guitarists and play “Hey, Joe” together.

Every year the event is also attended by professional guitarists and famous bands. The purpose of the festival is not only to promote the spirit of blues in Poland—it is all about having fun and listening to great music live. In 2016, Wrocław—the European Capital of Culture—will connect with other cities and thanks to the Internet broadcasting, it will reach thousands of guitarists worldwide. In 2016, we are once again going to beat the Guitar Guinness World Record and have the largest number of guitarists playing the same song simultaneously. We are going to need a lot of volunteers—the current record is 7344!


PROGRAMME:

Wrocław Main Square / Rynek

9:00 a.m.—musical happening in front of the Main Railway Station—a warm welcome to the guitarists coming to Wrocław

10:00 a.m.—official opening of the festival, registration for participants opens at the Main Square / Rynek

10:30 a.m.—concerts of invited guests

Featuring: Leszek Cichoński Guitar Workshop, Siedmiu Wspaniałych—Wrocławskie Legendy Gitary, Wrocław School of Rock, Wrocław School of Jazz and Popular Music, Marek Napiórkowski, Marek Raduli (Budka Suflera), Jerzy Styczyński (Dżem), Mieczysław Jurecki (Budka Suflera), Wojciech Pilichowski, Grzegorz Skawiński, Jacek Królik, Aleksander Mrożek, Marek Popów, Janusz Konefał, Bartłomiej Miarka, Wojciech Hoffman (Turbo), Krzysztof Pełech, Poznański Zespół Ukulele, the bands from partner cities: San Sebastian, Vilnius, Lviv, Prague, Dresden and others (guest list is still subject to change)

Finale:

1.00 p.m.—guitar workshops, musical equipment presentations

1:45 p.m.—connecting with other cities: Vilnius, Lviv

2:00 p.m.—rehearsals, learning how to play together

2:30 p.m.—connecting with other cities: Prague, Dresden

2:45 p.m.—rehearsals, learning how to play together

3:00 p.m.—connecting with the “Crossing Bridges” event in San Sebastian as a part of cooperation between European Capitals of Culture 2016

3:15 p.m.—rehearsals, learning how to play together

3:45 p.m.—closing the list of participants

4:00 p.m.—official attempt to break the Guitar Guinness World Record 2016

4:15 p.m.—official results announcement of the Guitar Guinness World Record 2016 attempt

4:30 p.m.—guitarists go to Pergola via designated public transportation

PROGRAMME:

Pergola—Centennial Hall / Hala Stulecia
5:30 p.m.

 GUITAR GUINNESS WORLD RECORD 2016—CONCERT OF THE STARS

DragonForce
Within Temptation
Status Quo
Dżem

10:00 p.m.—a special animated water show at the Multimedia Fountain

11:00 P p.m.—Jam session in Stary Klasztor festival club with the festival stars.

Organiser: Association for Supporting Cultural Initiatives “Nasze Miasto Wrocław”

www.cichonski.art.pl
Admission is free

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