Guitarists attempt to break rock record

Record-breaking bid set for London

London department store Harrods is hosting a bid to break an unusual rock record.

The store will attempt to beat the world record for the most guitarists playing one song simultaneously.

Harrods, based in Knighstbridge, hopes to get 2,000 guitarists to perform Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’ at 8am on February 18.

The existing record was set in Vancouver in 1994, where 1,322 guitarists took part.

The attempt is part of the ‘Harrods Rocks’ season, which runs from February 1 to March 3, and participants in the attempt will receive complimentary earplugs and a free T-shirt and plectrum.

For more information, and to register to take part, visit