Dhol Fest - Saturday 13th September 2008

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Dhol Fest is large outdoor staged event set to break the existing world record for Dhol drumming. The current record was set on Saturday 3rd July 1999 in Sandwell. 314 Dhol players gathered together to set the first ever Dhol drumming record, and this was confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records! The event marked the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa (implementation of the Sikh faith).
Dhol Fest 2008

This year we are anticipating over 500 Dhol players to take part in breaking the record. The event will take place on Saturday 13th September 2008 in Victoria Square, Birmingham City Centre as part of ArtsFest.

Look out for Dhol workshops across the UK in August leading up to the event, working in partnership with Dhol and Bhangra groups up and down the country. Details of workshops in your local community will be released soon.

Every Dhol player who participates in this event will be given a T-shirt, trophy and certificate and their name will be forwarded to Guinness World Records!

This event will mark the celebrations of the 300th Anniversary of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji – as the word Guru.

Media XY have registered this event with Guinness World Records and will be working towards the guidelines in setting a new WORLD RECORD!

If you would like to participate or be a volunteer in Dhol Fest 2008 REGISTER NOW! Please log on to for further info:

Contact: Bindi Sandhu  - Mob:  07800 652209 - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



0 #3 -Ish- 2008-09-09 23:43
Email that we received..

I am writing to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances the event is now being postponed till further notice. My sincere apologies for this and for any inconvenience the postponement of this event may cause you. A future date and venue will be confirmed and we will keep you posted.
We have received extensive interest for the event and have over 420 Dhol players currently registered for the Dhol World Record, we aim to increase this number when we reconvene for this event so please keep spreading the word in order to set the Dhol World Record.
Regular updates will be sent through emails, social network sites (facebook, myspace) and on the Dholfest website – – and here on
On Saturday 13th September 2008 between 12pm – 2pm there will be events held to mark the Dhol as an art form. They will be as follows:
12pm – 1pm - Dhol performances
1pm – 2pm - Music and Dance
Also anyone wishing to register for the event can do so on 13th Sept and continue to register at
Again I reiterate my apologies for the postponement and emphasize that this decision wasn’t taken lightly.

Hope to see you on the 13th.

Bindi Sandhu
0 #2 sabzieeeeeee 2008-09-05 17:42
im gnaaa gooo 222222!!!! :D
0 #1 Guest 2008-08-19 21:42
im goinng woop

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