Norwegian takes honours at Roland V-Drum Championship

Baard Kolstad triumphs in California



Baard Kolstad took on 15 other sticksmen and triumphed at this year's Roland V-Drum World Championships.

The Norwegian beat United States drummer JP Bouvet and Jaroslav Noga from Czech Republic, who finished second and third respectively.

Kolstad wowed star judges Thomas Lang, Chad Wackerman, Michael Schack, Craig Blundell and Johnny Rabb, impressing in the musicianship, stage presence, and the creative use of technology categories.

As reward Kolstad wins a bounty of Roland gear worth over £6,000, including a TD-30KV V-Pro series kit.