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What is the World Guitar 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.

Only a month to go! Participant registration for the event in Wrocław has started

On 19 June guitarists will get together to play Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix for the 19th time. This year's World Guitar Record will take place both at the Pergola in the Centennial Hall complex and online. To take part in the live event in Wrocław, register your participation now. You can also join us and play online!

Planning to participate in the Record in Wrocław? Register now!

The guitar celebration at the Pergola in Wrocław will be held in compliance with the applicable sanitary regulations. Depending on existing restrictions, the number of participants in the event may be partially limited, so we recommend you to register your participation in the Record now. You can sign up to play live at https://zgloszenia24.pl/f/zgloszenie-na-gitarowy-rekord-swiata-2021. Early registration guarantees your participation in the World's Greatest Guitar Orchestra performing live in Wrocław.

Start your guitar group and join the Record online

Guitarists who cannot make it to Wrocław will be able to join the event online – this year the participants will try to beat the Guitar ...World Record. Every guitar counts. 'No matter where you are – at home, in the garden, in the mountains or on the high seas – please join us online. Let's play the iconic Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix together,' says Leszek Cichoński, the leader of the Guitar Orchestra. Registration of guitarists playing online will be launched on 19 June, the day of the World Guitar Record 2021. Applications to participate online will not be accepted before that time. To set the new Guitar Record formally, we need to be sure that you are playing together with us on the day of the event. The registration link will be available at www.heyjoe.pl.

Nevertheless, we already encourage guitarists across the world, as well as community centres, guitar schools, groups of friends and whole families to form their own guitar ensembles. If you are an organised group, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will get in touch with some of you during the live broadcast, and we will publish videos from your rehearsals on social media.

Get ready for the Record with Leszek Cichoński and other guitarists

To take part in the World Guitar Record 2021, all you need is a guitar and the knowledge of the five basic chords C/G/D/A/E to play the song Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix. All types of guitars are welcome (acoustic, classical, electric, bass), as are other string instruments – the ukulele, mandolin, banjo and balalaika. There is no age limit. Tutorials on how to play the pieces that the guitar orchestra will perform on 19 June are available at www.leszekcichonski.pl/rozgrzewka. At the moment, you can already practise the hit song Zawsze tam gdzie ty by Lady Pank with Jan Borysewicz.

Artists who have confirmed their participation in the Record this year include Jan Borysewicz, Patrycja and Grzegorz Markowski, Grzegorz Skawiński, as well as Adam Palma and Krzesimir Dębski. In 2022, the event will return to Wrocław Market Square. The programme and details on the progress and organisation of the event will be regularly updated and published on the Record's Facebook profile @GitarowyRekord and the official website www.heyjoe.pl.

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