Dance into the record books

By on 12/09/2009 in News

Over a thousand people are expected to take part in the World's Biggest Bhangra Group at ArtsFest, the UK's biggest free arts festival,  hopefully setting a new world record in the process.

This afternoon (Sept 12), some of the UK’s finest and most established Bhangra Dance Groups will be performing together to break a new Guinness World RecordTM of over 1000 people dancing the same routine at the same time in the same place for as long as possible.  Everyone is invited to join in - just go to to register and learn the steps.

Workshops will be held throughout the morning for everyone to perfect the routine before the warm up, which will be hosted by the BBC's Satnam Rana, starts at 1:30pm.  The attempt will begin at 2pm and organisers are confident they can beat the current world record, which was set in Toronto in August 2008 with 763 people.

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, said: “It will be exciting to see local people getting involved in helping to break this world record.

“We are always looking for exciting ways to introduce new audiences to the arts and spectacles like this, plus the free performances at ArtsFest, will provide plenty of opportunities for people to get together and enjoy themselves.”

ArtsFest is the UK's biggest free arts festival and is organised by Birmingham City Council with support from a huge number of sponsors, partners, arts organisations and volunteers.  For more information go to or contact the ArtsFest team on 0121 464 5678.

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