Deepest concert underground certificate presentation shot

The Shaft Bottom Boys (Canada) have officially taken the title for the deepest concert underground after playing a concert at 1,893.8 m (6,213 ft 3.05 in) below sea level at Vale’s Creighton Mine in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario.

The achievement took place on 7 March 2020 as part of a dual fundraising effort between Science North and Vale.

Attendees gather for concert

50 people were in attendance including Creighton mine workers, media, Science North board members as well as a Guinness World Records adjudicator and brand representatives, all of whom were required to wear full protective gear before going down into the mine.

Miners with certificate

After a 50-minute performance, official adjudicator, Kaitlin Vesper, announced the exciting news to the Shaft Bottom Boys and presented them with their record holder certificate.

Adjudicator photo with Shaft Bottom Boys

"Working for Guinness World Records, I get to meet a lot of very interesting people and travel to some interesting places but can confirm I haven't been anywhere as interesting as Creighton Mine or been this far below sea level before," said Kaitlin.

"We love to showcase the stories of these incredible individuals and it shows their creativity and imagination and I think the 'Shaft Bottom Boys' are no exception in what they achieved here today."

Shaft Bottom Boys during performance

The performance was a huge hit amongst audience members who could be seen toe-tapping, dancing and shouting for encores throughout the performance.

Shaft Bottom Boys with instruments

Later that evening, Science North hosted their annual fundraising event, Bluecoat Ball, where the Shaft Bottom Boys played another show for a separate audience.

Between ticket sales from the record-breaking concert and funds raised at the Bluecoat Ball, the two organizations were able to raise $95,000 that will be donated to support Science North summer camps and Miners for Cancer.

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