Watch: Ozzy Lino joins world's largest rock band for Rockin' 1000 event

Maltese musician Ozzy Lino was among the musicians playing at what is claimed to be the world's biggest rock band last week. 

Rockin' 1000 took place at the Orogel Stadium in Cesena, Italy, and saw more than 1,000 musicians on stage at the same time.

Ozzy Lino was asked to join the band shortly after a video of him jamming in a Frankfurt metro went viral.

“When we first were on the stage and the lights went out, the feeling was indescribable,” he told the Times of Malta.

The band, made up of musicians aged between 7 and 79, included singers, drummers, keyboardists, guitarists, violinists and bagpipers. The musicians gathered from all over the world, with participants from as far as Canada and Mexico.

Rockin' 1000 concert got Orogel Stadium packed with people, lights and musicians. Photo: Ozzy Lino/FacebookRockin' 1000 concert got Orogel Stadium packed with people, lights and musicians. Photo: Ozzy Lino/Facebook

The set included 16 rock songs, such as Rebel Rebel by David Bowie and A Long Way To The Top by AC/DC. Lino described hearing the bagpipes hit the last notes of AC/DC’s A Long Way To The Top as one of his favourite moments during the concert.

Participants at the concert were given access to all of the songs and lyrics before the show and Lino told the Times of Malta that he had started preparing for the concert as soon as he heard about it. They had four days to practice together before the event.

“We were all taken care of. There was always someone to help us, to get us water as it was really hot,” Lino said.

The fickle Italian weather had Ozzy Lino worried in the days before the big concert.

“It was raining every morning, it was really scary. Thankfully it didn’t stop anyone from coming,” he said.

The skies cleared up just in time for the event and the stadium was filled with people, all of whom were singing and jamming along with the band.

Lino described the crew of musicians as "the Rockin’ 1000 family", who all were friendly and wanted to collaborate with each other. The group even went out to celebrate their accomplishment after the concert.

After the after party, Ozzy Lino returned to the empty venue. That's when he first saw a video of the concert, already posted on YouTube.

“The first time listening to what we did there just hours before gave me goosebumps,” he said.

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