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More ukulele players needed for world record

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More ukulele players are needed to join over 2,150 ukulele players who have signed up already for the attempt to set a new world record, in July, for the largest ukulele ensemble. Many more are needed to boost the chances of success.

Hampshire Music Hub (a partnership led by Hampshire County Council's Music Service) is organising the record breaking attempt, taking place at Southampton Football Club on Friday 18 July 2014 (1.30pm to 3pm).

Jill Larner, Head of Hampshire Music Service, said: "The response to our initial appeal has been excellent and I am grateful to all those who have signed up so far but would love to see even more coming forward. I have just learned that an American ukulele world record attempt is taking place this month, so we are going to need all the help we can get if we are in to be in with a chance of bringing the world record to Hampshire in July."

Hampshire Music Hub wants to beat the current record of 2134 participants in a ukulele ensemble, set during the Leiland Grow Incorporated Ukulele Picnic at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse in Kanagawa, Japan in 2012.

Leading the record attempt will be Cbeebies' actor and entertainer, Justin Fletcher MBE.

Entry is £6 (£3 for concessions) with charges contributing to cover the cost of the venue hire. Tickets can be ordered from Hampshire Music Service on 023 8065 2037 or email music.service@hants.gov.uk