World Record Attempt in Weston-super-Mare

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By vickifitz | Monday, August 08, 2011, 12:23

A WORLD record attempt is taking place in Weston-super-Mare and residents are urged to take part.

Boomfest and Weapons of Sound going for a new record of 750 people playing for the World's Largest

Junk Orchestra.

Having played major festivals all over the world,

Weapons of Sound are known as the UK's greenest band and who thump out

their brand of percussion on an array of unusual instruments from shopping trolleys and plastic barrels to gas pipes and scaffolding poles.

On Saturday August 20, at 4.30pm, Boomfest

organisers and Weapons of Sound are hoping to break the current Guinness

World Record of 617 and create of a new world record of 750.

People of all ages are welcome to take part and they need to register by 3.45pm in the Information Tent.

Some recycled instruments will be available, but

participants are invited to bring something recycled or recyclable to

play on excluding metal dustbin lids.

Boomfest is an exciting new three-day festival for

children, young people and families from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 August

in Weston-super-Mare. 

The FREE festival will offer a variety of

performances and workshops for all ages including live music, dance and

free running, theatre, film, comedy, performance poetry, graffiti,

BMX-ing, skateboarding and art exhibitions.

There's a whole programme of

family activity too including lots of great events for the under 5s.

There is also a FREE shuttle bus to Boomfest with

Coombs Coaches every 30 minutes on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August from

9.30am with pick up points at the Healthy Living Centre, Brompton Road

bus stop (near Aller Parade), and Loxton Road shops.

Last return bus

9.30pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday.

For more information please visit   or check out Boomfest on Facebook.

For more information please contact Andy Jeffery,

North Somerset Council's cultural projects co-ordinator, 01275 884 220; 

07775 027468 or 



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