British Airways has set two Guinness World Record titles including the ‘Highest Harlem Shuffle’ and ‘Highest Concert’ in the sky, with Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde performing their hits on a red-nosed Boeing 767 aircraft at 43,000ft for Comic Relief.

Fronted by Shane Richie, 128 lucky passengers were treated to performances from Bananarama and Go West on the ground, and Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde in the air on Sunday 10 March. Passengers also danced their way into the Guinness World Record books by performing the highest ‘Harlem Shuffle’ dance.

Kim Wilde said: “I’m becoming an old hand at performing on public transport – in fact I’m getting a bit of a taste for it, so when British Airways asked me to play at 43,000ft I simply couldn’t resist! It was great fun and I’m proud to have been a part of it.”

Spandau Ballet front-man, Tony Hadley said: “I’m very excited to be in the Guinness Book of Records, it’s quite an amazing feat to be part of. It’s really great that British Airways has put this event on, which has raised thousands of pounds for Flying Start.”

On board the flight, Captain Mannering-Smith announced when the aircraft reached the correct altitude for the performances to begin. In order to break the previous Guinness World Record held by James Blunt at 42,080ft, the artists had to perform a 15-minute set at higher altitude, accompanied by musical instruments. The event officially lasted 22 minutes and 36 seconds at 43,000ft.

To keep the authenticity of the era, canapés inspired by BA 1988 menus were served in the lounge, and cabin crew donned original 80s Roland Klein uniforms.

Passengers won tickets through a text competition, which donated profits to Red Nose Day.

Keith Williams said: “I’ve visited a number of Comic Relief funded projects and know how important it is to continue to raise money for our Flying Start partnership. The 80s Gig in the Sky is just one of the great fundraising initiatives that our teams have been working on. Many congratulations to everyone involved for this fantastic achievement.”

Celebrating 25 years of Red Nose Day, BA has raised over £4.5 million for Flying Start – the airline’s charity partnership with Comic Relief.