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Beach Guitar Festival

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday post not only looks back but also looks to a post-lockdown future.

This is because June is #GuitarsOnTheBeach month; yes, really.

Guitars on the Beach began as a spontaneous event in the UK, starting as a small set up in the Lyme Regis Beach rock festival. This day made headlines as a world record was broken when 2,276 people all simultaneously played their guitars and sang Buddy Holly’s song Rave On. From there, the decision was made to continue this tradition, changing it from a local rock festival to a national event. Each year, people from all over go to this small beach, play in the sand, play their guitars, and listen to local bands play their favourite songs.

Sadly, this year’s event cannot take place due to the current #lockdown. However, the organisers have switched to a scaled down #virtualguitarsonthebeach for the 27th of June. For more information click here.

Let’s hope the festival goes ahead as normal in 2021 and we’ll see a few of our guitars helping to break a new record there.