The annual guitar festival is most of all an occasion for collective play, meetings and exchange of experience, and during this event, an attempt to break the Guinness record is made.

It was Leszek Cichonski's idea to try to break the Guitar Guinness Record when in 1997 he found himself on stage with 17 other guitarists playing "Hey Joe" during the "Blues Express" workshop. The idea for such an undertaking had been developing for several years, until it was finally accepted as worthwhile. It originated in the desire to make something very big and it was the first and most important step to finally breaking the world record!

On 10th of May 2003, "Hey Joe" was played by 588 guitarists in unison! Each year the numbers were successively rising: the year 2004 - 916 guitarists, in 2005 we crossed the magic one thousand barrier with quite a frank margin. Exactly 1201 guitarists played at that time.

Now we have 2020 and 17 editions of Guitar Guinness Record behind us with more than 7000 guitarist every year in Wroclaw. This year we have a chance to beat the Guinness record for the third time in a row! That is a thrilling challenge.

We need 7 423 guitars (or ukuleles) and... you!

Guitar Guinness Record is also a great occasion to participate in the Concert of the Stars with real guitar legends performing from all over the world like Deep Purple, Al Di Meola, Ten Years After, Tommy Emmanuel, Europe, The Animals, Steve Vai, Slade, Status Quo and Polish stars like Perfect, Dżem, TSA or Acid Drinkers . Check this year programme here

Come to Wroclaw and feel the universal vibration of music!