October 3, 2006 10:31

Katie Melua plays world's deepest gig

Popstar descends to 303m below sea level

Katie Melua plays world's deepest gig
Katie Melua has entered the record books by playing the deepest ever gig.

Melua set the record on Statoil Troll A, a gas rig in the North Sea, descending to a depth of 303 metres to play her set.

The gig was watched by a Guinness Book Of Records adjudicator, a small group of rig workers, and a Norwegian TV crew.

The singer had to endure rigorous training and medical tests in Norway to prepare for the performance.

Melua told the BBC: "It took nine minutes to go from the main part of the gas platform down to the bottom of the shaft in a lift.

"Giving a concert to the workers there was something really extraordinary and an occasion that I will remember all my life."

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