ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Hello fellow music lovers! We want to put together 500 Guitarists and Bass players, all plugged in and all playing the same tune (an AC/DC classic!) at the same time, in order to break the official Guinness World Record of the largest ever ELECTRIC Guitar Ensemble! We have to purchase 500 battery powered amps (using 5,000 AA batteries!) in order to do this!!! And you can be part of it!!! As a player, an attendee, or simply just a patron of the arts, by helping us raise the funds!
Please read more about the attempt below. Please also join us on our Facebook page ‘ The World’s Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble ’. The web-site is currently in construction and the link will be posted here once complete. With your help, we can beat the record and make Australia proud!
The type of this crowdfunding campaign is ‘Flexible or Take What You Can Get’, which basically means that we receive funds as they come in. The obvious aim is to reach our financial goal so that we can hire the venue, equipment and staff to run a successful event. Should we not reach our goal by the end of the campaign (or hopefully receive funds over and above our cost estimates), we pledge to send the funds to either the music industry benevolent fund SupportAct or RIDBC which is a well-established charity organisation supporting kids with hearing impairment and hearing loss.
If you love live music as much as we do, share the excitement and jump on board to help us in whatever way you can to put the focus on our brilliant Oz live music scene!
The event will take place in Sydney on Saturday the 3rd of March! So pencil this date in your diary and get ready for the world record attempt! This is really happening and we want you to be a part of this!
ABOUT THE EVENT
This is the official attempt to break the Largest ELECTRIC Guitar Ensemble Guinness World Record. In other words, this is the largest number of guitarists simultaneously playing the same song at the same place. As the name of the attempt implies, this only includes ELECTRIC guitars, however, it is not limited by 6 strings only. Bass players are also welcome to participate. As confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, as long as it is an electric guitar and is powered by an individual amplifier, it counts. The level of skill is not too important. Whether you are a confident beginner or a professional muso, you are welcome to join the event. Just make sure you’ve learned the right song and can play it from start to finish. It has been previously discussed in the Facebook group and we have decided to play ‘’Highway to Hell’’ by AC/DC! How cool is that?
Currently India holds the record with only 368 participants securing the record back in 2013, according to the officials from The Guinness World Record. This event is an official attempt, which we applied for and have now received approval of by the Guinness World Records. We understand the rules and guidelines, and we’ll strictly follow them to make it count.
Please join our Facebook group and follow the updates. Full information about the event, how to participate in the attempt and detailed requirements from participants will become available soon.
$2 Lifestyle sponsor makes you healthier because you now won’t spend this gold coin on a cheeseburger at your local fast food outlet =) (5,000 available)
$5 Battery sponsor gives you a buzz by knowing you have funded the batteries required for one of our amps! For this you will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, for powering up one of five hundred musicians putting Oz on the map! You are most welcome to supply more than one amp if you like! (500 available)
$15 Audience sponsor gives you a spectacular ticket to the live event at a pre-sale price. This will be a very special and memorable occasion, where you witness something that will never be seen again! The record attempt will be followed by 2½ hour Lost Legends Showcase where top rock musos will play all the hits of their famous friends and bandmates who are no longer with us, including Bon Scott, Billy Thorpe, Stevie Wright, Chrissie Amphlett, Ray Brown, Jim Keays, Michael Hutchence, Ted Mulry, Doc Neeson, Jon English, Marc Hunter and many more. (250 available)
$20 T-shirt sponsor gives you a t-shirt that you can collect from the venue, or have posted out (for an additional $5). This will be specially designed for the event and be a unique momento! So if you can’t actually attend, you can still boast that you helped make this happen and virtually wear your heart and passion for Oz music on your sleeve! This can also be a great gift idea for someone who is a music enthusiast (like good ol’ Dad). (1,000 available)
$35 Participant sponsor which grants you the entry to the venue so you can join us in our World Record attempt AND get yourself a cool battery operated amp valued at over $50! That’s right – during the registration process, you will be provided with the perfect little home/holiday rehearsal battery-powered 5W amplifier (including the batteries), which will become yours! We will be buying these at wholesale price, and then passing that deal on to you so that in effect, it doesn’t cost you anything to play – in fact, you come out a winner as we can only get that good price because we are purchasing in bulk! More information under PARTICIPANTS REQUIREMENTS below. (500 available)
$100 Party head sponsor which grants you an access pass to the celebrity packed after-party, including snacks and drinks! These will be the hottest ticket in town, because of strictly limited numbers. (20 available)
$1,000 Lead Guitarist sponsor which grants you a spot on stage with the backing band, playing as a guitar hero with lights and cameras on you! This is an utterly unique claim to fame that will only be granted to 5 guitarists on the day. (Yep, only 5 available!!)
***PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING***
We want to be 100% crystal clear with you guys! To be able to break the record, we need to make sure we have at least 500 guitarists to participate in the attempt, which means we need at least 500 Participant sponsors. Should we not engage 500 musicians, we will have to either postpone the event or call it off. If the event is called off, all uncommitted funds will go to the charities listed above, and so will still be assisting the Oz music scene. Please keep this in mind – we do understand the challenge we are all facing.
PARTICIPANTS REQUIREMENTS (GENERAL)
Please NOTE, the amplifiers are designed for conventional electric guitars only (not bass guitars), but bass guitars can still be plugged into them if adjustments are made to reduce the low end in the output to not damage the speaker. In regards to Guinness World Record rules, this set up still counts!
Each participant shall be required to:
1. Learn the selected song and be comfortable to play it without mistakes or any aid. The music notes and tablature will be made available 8 weeks prior to the actual event;
2. Prior to the record attempt, read rules and guidelines provided by the Guinness World Record. The detailed rules and guidelines will be made available 8 weeks prior to the actual event;
3. Purchase the ticket and arrive at the venue 2 hours prior to the record attempt. Remember, the success of this music venture depends on each and every participant;
4. Register at the registration desk, collect the guitar amplifier (supplied with batteries), test the amplifier and report any fault to the event organisers;
5. During the record attempt, use your own guitar and guitar lead. The guitar should be tuned prior to the record attempt. Please bring your tuners as the event organisers are NOT in the position to provide tuners for everyone;
6. Play the entire song exactly as per the notes/tablature;
7. Have a great time in being a part of the official Guinness World Record attempt!!
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any of your queries or suggestions via the official Facebook page . Our web-site is currently in construction and will be up and running soon to assist you with all the information about the event.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT