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Pub breaks longest livestream record, keeps going

The Earl of Whitchurch, the Canadian pub currently bidding to break the Guinness World Record for the longest concert by multiple artists, has just broken another record in the process: for the longest show live-streamed on the internet.

The pub, in Stouffville, Ontario, breaks a record currently held by Touchdowns Bar and Grill in Mississauga, also in Ontario.

In an email to Alan Cross, Kevin Ker, the organiser of the record attempt, explains:

“Things are fantastic! I feel like I’ve been awake for 10 days straight, fuelled by the incredible energy of this event. Everyone who walks in the door can feel it.

“We have raised close to [C]$50,000 for charity. It’s absolutely mind-blowing. I could’ve have never imagined how successful this would become.

“We surpassed the world record for the longest live-streamed concert on Saturday Morning at 8am. It was a quick announcement, followed by a quick round of high-fives/hugs than back to business as usual.

Every single night has seen a line-up at the door. Stouffville has never seen anything like this. On Saturday, the mayor and his group couldn’t get in as we were at capacity.”

Ker adds that the Earl of Whitchurch’s bid now has an end point – 2 April – following the withdrawal of a rival attempt in Michigan. “The competition with Detroit has ended and we have a clear target,” he explains. “As far as we are understand, they officially stopped at 5pm last night with a text from the organiser that read: ‘Oh, Canada… my fingers are tired.'”

A live broadcast of the event can be viewed on YouTube above.

 


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