Longest concert-Balatonfured Guitar Festival
sets world record
Hungay--Musicians performed for 216 hours continuously at
a resort by Lake Balaton, thereby achieving a world record
for the longest concert by multiple artists, during
For ten days, day and night, 1,000 musicians in
350 groups of all shapes and sizes lined up to take the stage
-- classical guitarists, jazz, Latin, flamenco and rock musicians
all did their stuff -- the youngest among them just seven
Besides classical guitarists, jazz, Latin,
flamenco and rock musicians also performed at the concert.
Hungarians already held the record for the longest
concert. In 2007 a performance lasting 192 hours at the same
venue won them a place in the book of records. It was briefly
bested by Canada with a performance lasting 200 hours.