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Shillong gets ready to break record

Shillong is all abuzz.

As soon as the clock strikes at 6 in the cold evening, the town atop the abode of cloud begins its much vaunted Shillong Autumn Festival. And that too with a record-breaking event when over 2,000 guitarists who vie for a page in the Guinness Book of World Records for the ever biggest guitar ensemble.

Guitarists from across the country are performing Bob Dylan's classic "Knocking on Heavens Door" at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here to mark the beginning of the grand 10 day festival.

Titled "Rhythms of Meghalaya", the session will be looking to crack the world record by 1,721 guitarists from the United States, performing "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple's classic on June 4.

The grand guitar event is also set to witness celebrity guitarists, will kick off the 10-day-long Autumn Festival in this hill city. The rehearsal of the guitarists has came to an end.
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