World Guitar Record – we play ONLINE!

GRS2020 online

For the first time ever, this year's edition of the Guinness Guitar Record will take place entirely online. The circumstances are exceptional. We cannot meet at the Wrocław Market Square, but we can still play together on the internet!

On 1st May together we will attempt to start the World's Greatest Guitar Orchestra – what an opportunity to reach the whole world! We will play at home – on balconies, in backyards, by open windows or in armchairs in front of a computer screen – wherever you feel most comfortable!

During this year's event we will greet one anoher with the sign of UniVibe (Uniting Vibration of Music), which represents the unifying power of music. UniVibe is a new idea – a sign of unity and a greeting gesture that can replace shaking hands in times of epidemics.

The streaming from Wroclaw will be available at www.heyjoe.pl and our FB and YouTube profiles, as well as the channels of our media patrons and partners participating in our guitar event. We will encourage the guitarists to take a picture of themselves with the guitar or make a short video and post it on the event's Fb profile and Instagram. The best films will be featured in the clip of the World Guitar Record 2020.

In addition to the theme song "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix, this year we also play a song by Budka Suflera "Jest taki samotny dom" in tribute to the recently deceased Romuald Lipka. For instructions on how to play it, see the "How to Play" tab on our website www.heyjoe.pl.

As every year, the orchestra will be conducted by Leszek Cichoński!



To participate in the World Guitar Record Online and play "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix, all you need is a guitar and elementary knowledge of the five basic C/G/D/A/E chords.

All types of guitars (acoustic, classical, electric, bass) are permitted. You can also use other string instruments – ukulele, mandolin, banjo and balalaika.

We welcome guitarists of all ages.



Please email your application on May 1 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Put "We Are Playing!" in the title. In the body of the e-mail, include your name and location. Attach the completed application form (available for download here: http://en.heyjoe.pl/pdf/participant_card2020.doc).

You can send several applications in one e-mail.

ATTENTION: do not submit applications before 1st May – we need to be sure that you are joining us on the day of the event!

On 1st May take a picture of yourself with the guitar or make a short video and post it on the event's Fb profile: https://www.facebook.com/events/333404514149711/ and Instagram, tagging it #WorldGuitarRecord

Launch your own Fb live stream from where you are playing. Let your friends know in advance for maximum reach - the audience is always important to the artist!



We will use electric guitars only during rehearsals of collective playing at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and while breaking the Record from 3:50 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

During rehearsals, please inform your neighbours and passers-by about the guitar event. Encourage them to support us in real life – if possible – or on the Internet at 4 pm.



Upon your application, you will receive an e-mail with your Record-holder Certificate, which you will be able to fill in your data and print out.

The Record-holder Certificates, like those you know from previous editions, will be available for collection by the end of 2020 at Stary Klasztor club, ul. Purkyniego 1 in Wrocław. To receive it, you will need to present an e-mail with confirmation of your application; you may also ask your friends to do it for you. Your name, surname and the place of residence will be included in the List of Participants of the World Guitar Record Online 2020.

This year's Guinness Guitar Record will be marked as a special online edition. For this reason, regardless of the result, next year we will still need 7423 + 1 guitars playing together to break the Record again.

We will keep you informed about the programme and organisation of the event – keep checking the latest posts on the event's page and our official website.

On 1st May – let's meet online, and next year – in Wrocław!




IG: @gitarowy_rekord_guinnessa

FB: @GitarowyRekord

Forum for participants – open group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/211835483472128/

Official tag: #worldguitarrecord


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