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HAMPSHIRE Music Hub needs musicians to help with an attempt to secure the world record for the largest ukulele ensemble.

The hub, a partnership led by Hampshire County Council’s Music Service, is appealing for more than 2,000 players to join the extravaganza and sing and strum their way into the record books in July.

Ukukele players of all ages and abilities are invited to sign up for the event taking place at Southampton Football Club on July 18, from 1.30pm.

Hampshire Music Hub wants to beat the current record of 2,134 participants in a ukulele ensemble, set during the Leiland Grow Incorporated Ukulele Picnic at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse in Kanagawa, Japan in 2012.

Leading the record attempt will be CBeebies’ star Justin Fletcher.

Entry is £6 (£3 for concessions) with charges contributing to cover the cost of the venue hire.

Tickets must be ordered by June 1, by contacting Hampshire Music Service on (023) 8065 2037 or e-mail

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