Yamaha’s free 3-day music festival devoted entirely to drumming will be taking place in PMT Birmingham, PMT Nottingham and PMT Romford from September to October.
Yamaha Drums is delighted to announce that DRUMFEST ’17 is returning to PMT, this time across three stores: PMT Birmingham, PMT Nottingham and PMT Romford throughout September and October. DRUMFEST ’17, offers a whole weekend feast of live drumming and drum workshops from professional drummers and Yamaha experts. Find out more and book your free tickets to attend below!
What's Happening at Yamaha DRUMFEST '17?
Drumfest 2017 will conclude 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. Find out more and apply for #FUTUREBEAT.
Throughout DRUMFEST, experts from Yamaha Drums will be on hand to offer any Tech Sessions covering a vast range of drumming and kit related topics from ‘Tuning Drums for Beginners’ to ‘Hybrid Drumming’.
LEARN TO PLAY
With something to entertain, inspire and educate, DRUMFEST is the go-to event for those wishing to learn to play via a free bookable 20-minute drum lesson.
Originally previewed at the international NAMM show in LA to an admiring audience, visitors to DRUMFEST will have the opportunity to experience a 360 degree virtual reality experience of Steve Gadd as they are transported to the legendary Metropolis Studios in London to experience him putting his drum kit through its paces.
DISPLAYS & DEMONSTRATIONS
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. Experts will also be on hand to demonstrate the products for you and give valuable support to existing users.
Andrew Small Masterclass
PMT Romford: Friday 27th October, 19:00
Without doubt Andrew Small is one of the most respected drummers pioneering what is now commonly known as ‘Hybrid’ Drumming, bringing the worlds of electronic and acoustic drums together on Live Stages around the world. Andrew has a distinctly deep and soulful groove but is just as comfortable behind a studio mixing desk, or piano as he is behind his drum kit. It is with this deep knowledge and understanding of music production which enabled him to add elements from recordings and use them within the drum kit to enhance live performances. This is why he was called to work with acts including Massive Attack, and Moloko as well being Musical Director for Kylie Minogue and Il Divo.
There is no one better than Andrew to give a step to step guide of how electronics can be used to complement your playing when tackling various styles of music, while also highlighting some pitfalls to avoid. With live performance Q&A and demonstrations this will be an opportunity not to be missed.
PMT Romford: Saturday 28th October
10:00 – DRUMFEST OPENS - TECH SESSIONS, LEARN TO PLAY, VIRTUAL GADD, DISPLAYS/DEMONSTRATIONS
18:00 – DRUMFEST CLOSES
DRUMFEST & FUTUREBEAT
PMT Romford: Sunday 29th October
11:00 – DRUMFEST OPENS - TECH SESSIONS, VIRTUAL GADD, DISPLAYS/DEMONSTRATIONS.
17:30 – #FUTUREBEAT REGIONAL FINALS - Yamaha’s ground-breaking and prestigious national #FUTUREBEAT drumming competition to discover and showcase the next generation of drummers aged 18 and under.
20:00 – DRUMFEST ENDS
PMT Romford: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October 2017
DRUMFEST is a free event, however you must register a ticket so that we can ensure the stores do not reach their maximum capacity.