An attempt at a world record was also initiated in 2008. This time they wanted to put together the largest Samba bateria (samba music group) in the world. At the event, anyone who could get his hands on a music instrument was able to participate. When all the amateurs and professionals had assembled at the Coburg Schlossplatz, a Samba Batucada was intonated and played for six minutes. At the end, another world record was broken when a total of 2,198 participants succeeded in forming the largest Samba bateria in the world.
Samba World Record:
Every year, the big Samba parade takes place between 2.00pm and 5.00pm; all the samba groups at the festival take part. In 2008, there were 100 groups from 10 nations. The procession starts at Ketschentor, goes across Albertsplatz, down Rosengasse and up to Marktplatz. After that it continues along Grafengasse, across Theaterplatz to Schlossplatz and finally ends at the Wettiner facility. Bavarian television makes sure that, for 90 minutes, viewers at home in front of television sets can also enjoy the atmosphere in pictures and the rhythmical "samba sound".