Dubai: Global Village, Dubai’s outdoor destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, broke a new Guinness World Records title for the “most videos in a music medley video” during Friday night’s ‘Global Gig’, dubbed the biggest virtual rock concert in history.
For the event, Rockin’1000, said to be “the largest rock band on earth”, brought musicians together from the region and around the world to celebrate the Global Village Silver Jubilee season. Audiences from across the globe, watching live on Global Village’s YouTube channel, joined guests in attendance for the event. As a surprise, Pop group Now United entertained Global Village guests with a live performance of ‘Come Together’. 12 members of this group flew in from 12 different countries and performed with their newest member, Nour, from Lebanon.
Thousands of performers from over 80 countries participated in the record event. In partnership with Arabian Radio Network (ARN), Emirates and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the concert was streamed live from Global Village’s main stage on Global Village’s YouTube channel to allow people from every country and continent to attend the show virtually.
Fabio Zaffagnini, Founder and General Manager, Rockin’1000, said: “It was our pleasure to perform together with our members from around the world and we are grateful for this opportunity to be part of the Global Village Silver Jubilee celebrations. The experience is one that we will never forget and Global Village will always hold a special place in our hearts as we look forward to visiting in person as soon as we can.”
25 records in 25 weeks
Jaki Ellenby, Executive Director, Marketing and Events, Global Village, said: “We are delighted to have broken this, our first Guinness World Records title of the season. This is only the beginning for us as we embark on a 25-week journey to break 25 records. This year we promised surprises and bringing together guests and partners to break barriers is just one of the ways we are celebrating this milestone season. Our historic opening concert captivated fans from around the world and united people and cultures through music in the spirit of social inclusion. We are thrilled to have been able to celebrate our opening with people from around the globe and are grateful for the many incredible partners that supported us in this endeavour.”