Largest Kazoo Ensemble: BBC Radio 3's Red Nose Show sets world record (Video)
LONDON, UK -- During The Red Nose Day event, organised by BBC Radio 3 to raise huge amounts of money for Comic Relief, the audience along with a star-studded kazoo band (a total of 3,910 kazooists) joined toghether to perform Wagner's Ride Of The Valkyries and the Dambusters March -
setting the new world record for the Largest Kazoo Ensemble.
The previous Guinness world record for the largest kazoo ensemble was 3,861 and was achieved by St George Bank at WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah, in Sydney, Australia.
Guinness World Records also recognized the largest mandolin ensemble: 383 participants, during the Festival at the Mainhoelle in Bürgstadt, Germany.
Also according to Guinness World Records, the largest accordion ensemble consisted of 989 participants at the 29th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Festival in Canada.
The cast of celebrities in the onstage kazoo band that helped break the Guinness World Record were: Adam Gillen, Alex Winters, Alice Arnold, Alice Lowe, Andrea McLean, Andy Day, Andy Nyman, Anna Crilly, Ben Goldacre, Boyd Hilton, Caitlin Moran, Cerrie Burnell, Charlie Condou, Chris Bran, Chris O'Dowd, Christian O Connell, Christine Hamilton, Clare Balding, Claudie Blakley, Dan Stevens, David Armand, David Baddiel, David Morrissey, David Schneider, Dawn Porter, Debbie Chazen, Edith Bowman, Emma Freud, Emma Kennedy, Gabby Logan, Gaby Roslin, Geraldine McNulty, Grace Dent, Helen Atkinson Wood, Hugh Bonneville, Jenny Eclair, Jeremy Salsby, Jessica Stevenson, Jez Nelson, Jo Scanlan, Jon Ronson, Katy Brand, Katy Wix, Kirstie Allsopp, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Lucy Speed, Marcus Brigstocke, Mark Frith, Mel Giedroyc, Michael Fenton Stevens, Miranda Hart, Mitch Benn, Morwenna Banks, Penny Smith, Polly Kemp, Rebecca Front, Richard Bacon, Richard Curtis, Robin Weaver, Russell Tovey, Sam Spiro, Samuel West, Sandy McDade, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sarah Cawood, Shabby Katchadourian, Simon Hickson, Simon Mayo, Stephanie Merritt, Stephen Mangan, Steve Furst, Toby Davies, Tom Goodman-Hill, Tony Gardner, Tracey Thorn, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Trevor Neal, Vicki Pepperdine.