Top Stars to Rock the World

For the second edition of Solibad Day, scheduled on September 29th 2012, more than 100 cities all over the world have announced their participation in the world’s biggest Flashmob ever. […]

For the second edition of Day, scheduled on September 29th 2012, more than 100 cities all over the world have announced their participation in the world’s biggest Flashmob ever. Some of the planet’s most famous badminton stars, right after their Olympic campaigns, will lead the steps of the choreography for a unique moment of sport and solidarity, to promote the actions of – Badminton without Borders.

Danish legend Peter Gade, France’s badminton jewel Pi Hongyan, England’s best ever player Nathan Robertson and many other top shuttlers will be leading their respective flashmobs all around the world, one year after the first Solibad Day where 65 cities from 43 different countries participated in the joyful event.

“To put it in the simplest way…. This is a great day, a great event and a great cause. Be a part of unique moment together and join us” said Peter Gade, one of Solibad’s main ambassadors and a participant in the very first Flash mob held on June 5th 2011.

“This time, the event will be even bigger with almost twice as many cities participating, with newcomers from very remote places in Oceania, or big cities like New York City. This will also be an opportunity for all organizers around the world to raise funds to help some of our new projects – amongst which one in Brazil where a badminton academy aims to take children out of their violent environment” said Raphael Sachetat, founder of Solibad.

“This is a joyful way to promote our actions all over the world, but also to make the sport better known. The choreography will be different from last year and some surprises are expected everywhere in the world” added Sachetat.

Amongst the most noticeable places where the event will be taking place are Los Angeles, Auckland, Paris, London, kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Tel Aviv, Teheran, Roma, Fiji, Sydney, Rio, Singapore and Hong Kong. Many other well-known cities – big and small – will be part of this unique event. Solibad’s latest Flashmob in June 2011 had already broken the world record of the most flashmobs held on the same day. This edition will definitely be an even bigger success. Timisoara in Romania was the 100th city to join and new cities are announcing their participation every day.

Official Website HERE

List of participating cities

2011 Flashmob:


Wikipedia defines a Flashmob as
“a group of people who suddenly gather in a public place to perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, and then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire and artistic expression. Flashmobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or emails”

Raphaël Sachetat

About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.