Bruce Springsteen’s “No Surrender” was performed by 1,004 people at the first No Surrender Festival in Vilanova de Bellpuig, Spain, in 2017. And The Boss’ “Badlands” was performed by even more people (1,083), last year. This year, the festival will try to break its own record of the most people performing a Springsteen song together, with “Glory Days,” on June 29.
According to a message on the site, trumpeters and trombonists can play this year, in addition to the usual singers, guitarists, basseists, drummers, pianists and saxophonists.
The festival features performances by Springsteen cover bands in addition to the mass performance.
“Glory Days,” from the Born in the USA album, was one of Springsteen’s biggest hit singles, peaking at No. 5 on Billboard magazine’s chart in 1985.
Here are videos from the first two festivals:
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