China smashes Guinness record for world's largest rock band
The Beijing Contemporary Music Academy broke the record during a performance in Tianjin.?(Source: Guinness World Records) Photograph: (Twitter)
A 953-person rock band in China won the Guinness World Records for the largest performing rock band in the world.
The Beijing Contemporary Music Academy broke the record during a performance in Tianjin - almost twice the previous record.
The band comprised of 349 singers, 154 guitarists, 151 drummers, 101 bassists, 100 keyboard players and 98 wind instruments and was led by renowned musician Cui Jian, known as the "Father of Chinese Rock".
In order to win the record, the quality of the performance has to be good and must be conducted by an experience person.
The previous record was held by a 520-member band who performed at an event organised by the Association Music Revolution in France in 2013.
The band included 121 drummers, 62 keyboardists, 168 guitarists, 97 singers and 72 bass players.