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Yamaha DRUMFEST ‘17

Yamaha DRUMFEST ‘17

18th Aug 2017 - 29th Oct 2017

Location: UK
Venue: Various

This year’s DRUMFEST will take place in five specialist drum stores across the UK.

Following a hugely successful pilot in London last October, Yamaha’s free 3-day music festival devoted entirely to drumming, takes a giant leap forward for 2017.

The new extended event will take place in Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow and London. Running from August to October, DRUMFEST ’17 offers a 3-day weekend feast of live drumming and drum workshops from Fridays to Sundays, culminating in each location with the live Regional Final of #FUTUREBEAT - Yamaha’s groundbreaking and prestigious national drumming competition to discover and showcase the next generation of drummers aged 18 years and under.

Attractions on offer at DRUMFEST ’17 include an exclusive 360-degree virtual reality experience with drumming god Steve Gadd, and those attending can enjoy stunning live performances and a program of ‘Evening With’ sessions from influential UK professional drummers.

With something to entertain, inspire or educate drummers of all ages and abilities, DRUMFEST ‘17 is the go-to event for anyone who already plays, and those wishing to learn to play can get started with a free 20-minute drum lesson.

Throughout DRUMFEST ’17, experts from Yamaha Drums will be on hand to present daily Tech Sessions covering a vast range of drumming and kit related topics from ‘Tuning Drums for Beginners’ to Hybrid and electronic drumming.

This is a perfect opportunity to see and hear the full range of Yamaha Drums as everything will be on display from entry level electronic drums to professional series Acoustic kits as seen on stages across the world.

Yamaha’s Drum Product Marketing Manager Gavin Thomas commented: “We are putting all our focus into these events and will bring a weekend packed full of Drum activities to your doorstep through a selection of our wonderful Drum shops across the country.

“There will be lots of fun activities to get involved with for all types of drummers across all different styles and stages of ability so do make sure you save this date and take advantage of this opportunity.”

Dates and locations are as follows:

1st – 3rd Drum Depot, Cardiff
15th – 17th PMT, Birmingham

13th to 15th – PMT Nottngham
20th – 22nd Drummers Only, Glasgow
27th – 29th PMT, Romford, East London

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