400 musicians, 16 days, 24 hours a day: That’s what it’ll take to break the Guinness World Record for “Longest Concert by Multiple Artists” and they’re doing it in a super Canadian way!

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Hundreds of musicians will gather in small-town Stouffville, Ontario and begin playing on March 17th at 7PM for 16 days straight. The multiple-day live show will be a celebration of Canada’s 150th year of confederation, set a new Guinness World Record, and help benefit one charity per day, including the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

Once the 16 day feat is complete, they will have achieved the title of “Longest Concert by Multiple Artists”, stealing the record from our friends across the border. They will also accomplish the Longest Livestreamed Event in history! (Check back HERE, if you want to see any of the livestreamed event).

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Guinness Record Attempt By Epidemic Music Group


Ir order to break the record, here are some of the strict rules that must be followed to pull it off:

  • Maximum five minutes between sets,
  • 30 seconds or less between songs
  • The same song cannot occur twice within a four hour period.
  • Songs must be two minutes+ in length
  • The same artist cannot take the stage twice in a one hour time period.


One of the organizers of the event posted the picture seen below, and said, “March 17th at 7pm we embark on a 16 Day long, 24 hour/day concert to benefit 16 amazing charities and unite the community, as Canadians do, for our Country’s 150th birthday…I have so many feelings that I cannot put into words at this moment.

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Guinness Record Attempt By Epidemic Music Group


The event wraps up on April 2nd, when all money raised will be evenly split between all 16 charities.

Good luck to all the rad musicians preparing for the Longest Concert Ever!!



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