Musikmesse in Frankfurt will be the venue for a unique spectacle on April 18, 2015: the organisers plan to bring together 1,000 drummers and break the record for the world’s biggest drum ensemble. The aim is for all participants to maintain the same rhythm for five minutes, as officially laid down by the Committee of Guinness World Records Ltd. If successful, everyone who comes to Frankfurt with his or her drum kit on the Saturday of the fair will be able to leave in the evening as a world-record holder.
The Drums4Peace non-profit event aims not only to gain a place in the Guinness Book of Records but also to serve a good cause. It supports the objectives of the United Nations Refugee Agency and provides financial aid for charitable projects. “Thus, the joint groove by 1,000 drummers will not only be an impressive statement for active music making but also a powerful appeal for peace. We are proud to offer this splendid event a worthy setting”, says Cordelia von Gymnich, vice president Consumer Goods & Entertainment, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.
Everyone who can play a simple 4/4 beat is welcome to take part. The participation fee includes not only a donation but also admission to Musikmesse for the participant and one guest, as well as a parking space at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. Additionally, every drummer taking part in the event will be given an exclusive gift bag with high-quality drum accessories. It is also possible to donate more money to the project via the event website – and win valuable prizes donated by NATAL Drums, which is organising Drums4Peace in cooperation with Musikmesse.
The attempt on the world record will take place in Hall 1.2 of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, April 18th. The aim is to beat the current record for the ‘Largest Full Drum Kit Ensemble’, which was set by 798 drummers in England in 2012.
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