In June 2016, 953 musicians from the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy in Tianjin, China set the Guinness World Record for the largest performing rock band in the world. The group was led by the famous singer/songwriter Cui Jian and was made up of 349 singers, 154 guitarists, 151 drummers, 101 bassists, 100 keyboard players and 98 wind instruments.
The largest performing rock band consists of 953 people and was achieved by Beijing Contemporary Music Academy (China) in Tianjin, China on 16 June 2016. In total there were 6 different musical sections to the band. There were 349 singers, 154 guitarists, 151 drummers, 101 bassists, 100 keyboard players and 98 wind instruments, giving the final total of 953.