City of Stirling makes Guinness World Record history

15 March 2019

The City of Stirling has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities in a drum circle.

The attempt, which took place at the Mirrabooka Town Square this morning, saw more than 100 participants take part.

Of those, a total of 77 nationalities were represented in the drum circle, smashing the previous record of 61 nationalities held by a Canadian not for profit group.

City of Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said he was thrilled to see the City and community claim the record - and make Guinness World Record history.

“It was fantastic to see so many people in our community come together and help us break this record,” Mayor Irwin said.

“I was absolutely blown away by the community spirit and the way the participants banded together to achieve this amazing feat.”

The record attempt kicked off the City’s Harmony Week celebrations, which take place until 21 March.

City of Stirling Chief Executive Officer Stuart Jardine said achieving the record during Harmony Week made the accomplishment even more special.

“The City of Stirling is one of the most multicultural local governments in Australia and not only do we value our diverse community, we want to celebrate it,” he said.

“Seeing so many people from so many different backgrounds come together to achieve a common goal really epitomises the spirit of Harmony Week.”

“I can’t think of a better way to highlight our cultural diversity and showcase our City and community to the world.”

The record will now be officially recorded by the Guinness World Record team and displayed on their website.

For more information on the City’s Guinness World Record attempt and results head to

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