World-Record Attempt at Musikmesse 2015: 1,000 Drummers Wanted

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World-record attempt at Musikmesse 2015: 1,000 drummers wanted

The largest drum ensemble ever to beat the drum for a good cause

at Drums4Peace in Frankfurt

Musikmesse in Frankfurt will be the venue for a unique spectacle on April 18, 2015: the organizers plan to bring together 1,000 drummers and break the record for the world’s largest drum ensemble. The aim is for all participants to maintain the same rhythm for five minutes, as officially aid 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 show will be able to leave the evening as a worldrecord 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


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 Show and Exhibition Center. 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 organizing Drums4Peace in cooperation with Musikmesse.

The attempt on the world record will take place in Hall 1.2 of Frankfurt Show and Exhibition Center on Saturday, April 18, 2015. 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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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade show organizers, generating around €550* million in sales and employing more than 2,200* people worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt
Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organized 120* trade shows, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 578,000 square meters, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centers. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

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* preliminary figures (2014)