Hardwell has set out to break the record for the "World's Biggest Guest List" with a show scheduled for December in Mumbai. The record, to clarify, won't measure how many fans actually show up at the concert but rather how many get to watch for free thanks for being on the performer's personal guest list. Sign-ups for the list are available at the website for the United We Are Foundation. a charitable cause founded by the DJ and the Anna Agency.
Hardwell will donate all of his earnings from the event to United We Are, which raises quite a few questions as to where those earnings will come from. One would have to assume that "getting on the guest list" means that users will be able to stream the concert for free, as we imagine you won't be expected to fly to Mumbai if you sign up. The United We Are campaign is looking to distribute funds to increase education in India, but it makes just as much sense to take the funds from tickets bought by wealthier Indian attendees.
Either way, we're sure that Hardwell knows what he's doing, and has the best intentions.
"Dance music has no gender, class or creeds," Hardwell said in a video statement. "Whenever I've performed in India, I've been overwhelmed with the amount of love from the Indian fans. Their passion, their energy—it makes me grateful that I'm able to do what I love every single day. So I thought it was time to give something back."
He may technically attain the world record for biggest guest list for a concert...but grabbing the record for the actual biggest crowd is a whole different situation. That record belongs to another electronic music artist, albeit not an EDM one. Jean Michel Jarre, an iconic figure in synthesizer music, played for 3.5 million people in Moscow as part of the city's 850th birthday during 1997.