Sophie Ellis Bextor helps Camp Bestival Dorset break Guinness World Record – Up News Info
Sophie Ellis Bextor helped Camp Bestival Dorset break the Guinness World Record for biggest disco dance.
The ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ hitmaker was ‘so thrilled’ to have played a part in kicking off the proceedings for 598 festival-goers at the festival’s giant disco ball, where they showed off their moves to Sister’s ‘We Are Family’ Sledge under the direction of Diverse City founder, disco champ Claire Hodgson.
Sophie said: “”From my own Kitchen Disco to a full-fledged, glitzy disco extravaganza in the beautiful grounds of Lulworth Castle, I’m delighted to have played a sparkling role in helping Camp Bestival win the official Guinness title. World Records for Greatest Disco Dance. Congratulations to all of you fabulous disco kings and queens!”
Claire admitted helping break the record was a “dream come true”.
She said: “Choreographing and directing an attempt at the biggest disco dance with my sister, Kim, and my brother, Tom, was a dream come true! Disco is a huge part of
part of my life and it was truly inspiring to see so many dancers of all ages and abilities come together to dance, laugh and celebrate the record together.
The record was verified by Guinness World Record referee Jack Brockbank and Anouk de Timary after the official tally, who noted that they had broken the previous record by over 274.
Camp Bestival curator Rob da Bank said: “Camp Bestival Dorset festival goers are breaking records! We’re thrilled to have broken the Guinness World Record for Biggest Disco Dance in true Camp Bestival style.
“It was amazing to see families and people of all ages come together and show off their best disco moves under the dazzling glitter ball. As well as having a blast, we’re incredibly proud that the attempt raised funds. for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
“Congratulations to all the dancers involved!
As Camp Bestival Dorset takes place this weekend, in three weeks the event will debut with a second festival site in Weston Park for Camp Bestival Shropshire.
As well as performances by Fatboy Slim, Rag’n’Bone Man and Becky Hill, festival-goers in Shropshire can also enjoy the world’s largest bouncy castle, a science tent and Extreme Bike Battles, among other attractions. For tickets or more information please visit: shropshire.campbestival.net/