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What is the Guitar Guinness Record? 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.

Guitar Guinness World Record 2019 in Wrocław!

On 1st of May 2019 "Hey Joe" is going to be played for the 17th time during the Thanks Jimi Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. This will include an attempt to break the festival's own standing Guinness World Record of 7,411 guitar players - playing together in Wroclaw's old market square.

So we invite you to join us on 1st of May 2019 to create a Guitar Union!

We are going to meet on Wroclaw Market Square. Registration of participants starts at 10 a.m. at the registration points. If you can, print and fill in the pre-registration form (you can download it) - it will save us some time. You have to take your ID, school ID or other document with you. You don't need to be an adult to play with us. Participation in this event is totally FREE! During the registration you will receive the participant's hand-held ID and the official Certificate. You will also be able to purchase special tickets for 3-Majówka, T-shirts and other festival gadgets.

You can play all types of guitars - acoustic, classical, electric as well as bass. Mandolins, banjo and ukulele are also acceptable. For electric guitars there will be a special sector with the possibility of connecting to the electric power, but we advise you to take with you the extension cable with the splitter.

Concerts would also take place at Small Stage. We will play there the World Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time with cooperation with Antyradio.

The Main Stage will be led by Leszek Cichoński. The songs we will be playing this year and instructions on how to play can be found on our website. It is the most important to learn playing "Hey Joe" - this song is counted to the Guinness Record.

Special guests joining us this year include Jennifer Batten, Stan Skibby, Amen from the band Lordi, Michael Molenda, Leszek Możdżer & Adam Palma, SLADE, Egon Poka Experience and top polish guitar players as Leszek Cichoński, Marek Raduli, Janusz Yanina Iwański, Marek Pająk, Jacek Krzaklewski, Sebastian Riedel and many others.

Many bands will play that day and there will be associated concerts that night including Slade, Therion, Napalm Death, Nocny Kochanek, Ørganek and Coma !

In addition to those playing with us in Wroclaw, others will be joining in worldwide via the web in both: organized smaller events as well as individually online. During the event on the Market we will connect online with partnering centers abroad. On our website during the whole event there will be Internet broadcast – thanks to that your friends inwhole world will have a possibility to watch this event live on our YT profile (only those playing in Wroclaw can count for the actual record number though!)

The registration of participants ends at 3:45 p.m. – don't wait till the last minute with your registration! After that there will be the last rehearsal of playing "Hey Joe"


About 4:15 p.m. we will announce this year's official result, and then we will play "Hey Joe" one more time.

At 5:00 p.m. there will be the beginning of the Star's Concert accompanying this year's Record, a detailed program you will find on our website. The concert will take place on two stages in the at Pergola (Wystawowa 1 Street)

Discounted tickets for guitarists will only be sold at the Guitar Guinness Record (that's 1st of May at the Wroclaw Market Square from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Discounted tickets will only be valid with Guitar Guinness Record pass - it cannot be given to other people.

  • Between the Wroclaw Market Square and Pergola, there will be special public transport.
    Trams will depart from the stop "Świdnicka" (at the underground crossing) every 5 minutes from 4:30 p.m. For guitarists this ride is free.

  • You can leave your guitars and amplifiers in the Guitars Room.
    Price: 5 zł for guitar or set of guitar + amplifier.

  • For guitarists from outside Wroclaw: there is the Festival Tent Field prepared
    at Wróblewskiego 9 street, about 400 meters from Pergola.

We sent a very important message from Wroclaw to the Whole World last year!

A new SIGN and new greeting that we can all share... three fingers of the right hand - Faith, Hope, Love - that mean Uniting Vibration of Music ! "UNI-VIBE" - Can you see it!?

We hope that in 3 years all musicians and people aware of POWER will show and share this sign ....

During the whole event, try to do some photos for your social media accounts! Use the hashtag: #3majowka

If you forget anything – don't worry! Our volunteers will help you with everything.

See you on May 1st!

This event is presented with the support of the city of Wroclaw and in association with Guitar Player Magazine.


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