Let there be rock! 450 guitarists play AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ to break world record

This is epic.

Footage posted online has captured the brilliant moment that 457 guitarists gathered in Sydney to play the AC/DC classic ‘Highway to Hell’ as part of a world record attempt.

The huge group came together on Sunday at the Sydney Guitar Festival as they attempted to break the  the record for most most people playing the same song at the same time on electric guitar.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the epic performance looks set to break the previous record of 368, which took place in India in 2013.


However, it’s yet to be verified by Guinness World Records – who could take up to six weeks to declare the record.

During the performance, each guitarist had their own battery powered amplifier, while Australian band The Choirboys provided vocals and drums for the performance.

Spokesperson Tatiana Merchant told the Associated Press: “They were tiny amps but they got the sound happening.

“It was such a great atmosphere.”

The AC/DC performance comes as rumours continue to emerge about the future of  rock giants – who are believed to be recording a new album.


It seems that the classic line-up could be getting together once more after ex-frontman Brian Johnson and former drummer Phil Rudd were spotted in Vancouver, where the rock icons have recorded all their albums over the last two decades.

A photo posted on Twitter shows Johnson and Rudd relaxing outside the city’s Warehouse Studios – and it’s claimed that the rest of the band are in tow too.