Visitors to Wolves Pride on Saturday are set to become Guinness World Record breakers as part of the 'Big Howl'.

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The Wolverhampton LGBT Alliance celebration, supported by City of Wolverhampton Council, University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Homes, played host to an attempt to get the most number of people wolf howling continuously for a minute.

The main tent at the city centre festival saw 1,004 people take part, with the official record currently standing at 803 by Great Wolf Lodge, set at Niagara Falls on 1 July, 2017, as part of the 150th Canada Day.

Independent adjudicators confirmed the attempt on the day and organisers must now wait for it to be processed by Guinness World Records to see if it is officially verified.

More than 4,000 people attended Wolves Pride, with headline acts including S Club and soul sensation Jaki Graham, and the dance tent, hosted by Gorgeous Nightclub.

The day featured a broad range of music, live entertainment and performers, as well as a fantastic range of street food, bars, information stands, merchandise stalls, and a family area with fun activities for the children.

City of Wolverhampton Council's Member Champion for Equalities, Councillor Paula Brookfield, said: "Wolves Pride is an important event in the calendar and this year the 'Big Howl' record attempt helped us put the city's rich diversity on the world map.

"The Big Howl was just one of the many family activities on offer and it was fantastic to see so many people come together to help raise awareness of LGBT+ equality messages."

  • released: Monday 2¬†October, 2017