Pakistan has set Guinness record for ‘most cars in a drive-in music concert’. Bilal Khan, Ali Azmat and Atif Aslam performed in the concert.
With the base shaking the floor, lights flashing and shout-outs from a jubilant crowd, Pakistan on Saturday set a new Guinness World Record: for “most cars in a drive-in music concert.”
The record was created at a musical show in Islamabad featuring singers Bilal Khan, Ali Azmat and Atif Aslam. The event was organized by telecom operator Jazz in partnership with Active Media Partners and Park View City.
The organizers approached the Guinness World Records (GWR) with the interest to set the record. GWR then created a new category and set a minimum threshold of 1,000 cars. Ultimately, more than 1,500 vehicles arrived at the concert venue.
“I can now confirm that as you have surpassed that minimum, it gives me great pleasure to officially recognize a new Guinness World Records title,” GWR official adjudicator Jack Brockbank said.
While drive-in musical events found a niche during the pandemic all around the world, they have finally made their way to Pakistan, providing people a chance to listen and watch their favorite music icons perform without having to leave their cars.
The same was the case for Saturday’s event, for which tickets sold for between $1-5 dollars, and in which each vehicle was given a specific parking spot in rows labeled alphabetically. People listened to their favorite singers sitting on their car trunks, bonnets and roofs. Food stalls and bonfires were also arranged at the venue. One fan, Farhan Butt, arrived with this family in a jeep that had a camping pod tied to the roof. He wanted to give his kids “a different experience,” he said.