Yamaha DRUMFEST '17

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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.

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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?

FUTUREBEAT

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.

TECH SESSIONS

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.

VIRTUAL GADD

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.

DRUMFEST

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

TICKETS

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.

4 Comments on “Yamaha DRUMFEST '17”

  • Colin Taylor
    13th September 2017

    Very interested in the Nottingham event.
    Do I need to arrange tickets?
    Are there any costs involved to me?
    Cheers,
    Colin (DTX 400 owner)

    • Admin
      14th September 2017

      Hi Colin, no the event will be free and we will be releasing free tickets next week! Keep you eyes on this page for tickets

  • jemyra cembrano
    4th October 2017

    Hi how do i receive the tickets

    • Admin
      9th October 2017

      Hi Jemyra, if you've registered for your tickets through Eventbrite you should have them in your email. Cheers - Sophie

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