Record for most festivals visited in 30 days broken

Greg Parmley earns place in the Guinness World Records book

Daniel Fahey on 21 September 2011

Parmley, who’s epic trip can be watched in his video diary above, managed to squeeze in a mammoth 26 events into his journey, which took him across much of Europe.

As previously reported, the journalist travelled between the UK’s Glastonbury and High Voltage festivals via the likes of Rock Werchter, Rheinkultur, Paleo Festival Nyon and some 21 other European festivals.

The epic trip, which took in around 5,500 miles of road, happened in July but has only just been confirmed as a record-breaking achievement.

Speaking about his achievement, Greg told Virtual Festivals: "It’s great to be official, although this definitely won’t become an annual race – if anyone wants to try and beat it next year, good luck to them!

"For me, the trip was about experiencing some of the best festivals in Europe, so being in the book next the world’s hairiest women, or the most expensive fungus, is just a bonus! Now I just have to think about how to top it next year."

The festivals Greg visited were as follows:
Glastonbury
Hard Rock Calling
Graspop Metal Meeting
Rock a Field
Pennenzakkenrock
Rock Werchter
Summerjam
Rheinkultur
With Full Force
Rock for People
Malta
Pohoda
Balaton Sound
Exit
Metalcamp
Garden Festival
Umbria Jazz
Moon and Stars
Montreux Jazz
Gurtenfestival
Live at Sunset
Paleo Festival Nyon
Secret Garden Party
Redfest
I'll Be Your Mirror
High Voltage Festival

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