A thousand musicians joined forces in the northern Italian city of Cesena in a bid to get the Foo Fighters to perform there - and it may just have worked.

The guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists played a stunning rendition of the band's single Learn To Fly, which organisers Rockin' 1000 released on YouTube.

The video has been viewed more than 4 million times since it was uploaded yesterday and has caught the attention of the US rock band's lead singer Dave Grohl.

Tweeting in Italian from the band's official account, he wrote: "We'll see you soon Cesena....xxx David."

Musician performing Learn To Fly in Cesena Credit: YouTube

Rockin' 1000, founded by Fabio Zaffagnini, have spent more than a year fundraising for the project, raising almost €45,000 (£32,000).

Zaffagnini said: "I guess this video is going to be seen by a huge amount of people all over the world, but to be true it's been conceived to be addressed just to five people.

"So to Chris, Pat, Nate, Taylor and Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters. Italy is a country where dreams cannot easily come true, but it's a land of passion and creativity. So what we did here is just a huge miracle."

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