In May 2005, 1201 guitarists gathered together in Wroclaw’s historic Old Town Square to play Hendrix songs together, with an estimated 15.000 additional observers in the audience.

The Thanks Jimi Festival was organized by master guitarist and Hendrix interpreter Leszek Cichonski, who will lead the crowd in playing „Hey Joe,” „Little Wing,” „Wild Thing,” and „Red House,” as well as introducing performances by Tommy Emmanuel, John Brodway Tucker Band, Hungarian Solti/Poka/Toth Rock Band and some of Poland’s finest guitarists.


As in the past two years, the festival was preceded by a two-month educational workshop via mass media and the Internet. „My idea was to teach people Hendrix songs so that we would be able to play them together,” says Cichonski. „And step by step we mastered three songs.”

So if you are either a professional axeman or an amatour, present or would be, male or female… and if you still aren’t hooked on this fest reading the above descrioption, you never will! But mark these words, Wodstock Fest. was only once-in-a- lifetime occurrence. So was Altamont Fest. THANKS JIMI FEST is ahead of them – it was reproduced succesfully for the third time. Contrary to them both – THANKS JIMI FEST is alive, well and kicking. You can make it even better – BE THERE THE NEXT YEAR OR JUST BE SQUARE !!!

…to see more amaizing photos click: photo gallery – GRG 2005