Local Man Aims for Macarena World Record at Bigsound

Rob Carroll, a local resident, is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the longest Macarena dance at the upcoming Bigsound Festival in September. 

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The current record is for the largest Macarena dance, which was set in the UK back in 2011, and involved 2,219 participants dancing for five minutes.

Carroll’s attempt will take place on September 4, 6:00 p.m. at the Black Bear Lodge in Fortitude Valley, a day before the highly anticipated Bigsound music festival kicks off. 

As the founder and director of Sydney-based artist services agency Good Intent, Carroll has organised the record try as part of Good Intent’s 5th birthday bash. 

The event will also feature live performances by Gold Coast duo Bootleg Rascal and local pop act JUNO. Good Intent, launched in late 2018, provides management and other services to artists like Bootleg Rascal, FANGZ, Close Counters and more.

In a statement, Carroll thanked the team, artists, managers, labels, promoters, media, venues and supporters who have made this endeavour possible. He will attempt to out-macarena the current record of 5 minutes of nonstop dancing. If successful, Carroll’s name will go down in Guinness World Records history.


Photo credit: bigsound.og.au

Dubbed as the southern hemisphere’s largest music industry event, Bigsound will return this year in Fortitude Valley, from 5-8 September 2023 to present Australia’s leading artists and industry conference.

Now in its 22nd year, Bigsound brings together musicians, industry professionals, media and music fans for a massive celebration of Australian music. Last year’s event drew over 20,000 spectators across multiple venues and showcased 186 artists.

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The final tickets for the Bigsound Festival are on sale now, with music showcase passes starting at just $49. Visit the festival’s website for more information. 

Published 21-August-2023