Young Drummer of the Year 2016 announced

2015 winner Euan Leslie (centre)
2015 winner Euan Leslie (centre)

The Young Drummer of the Year competition is coming back for 2016.

The renowned event shines a light on the finest drummers aged 16 and under, with past competitors including the likes of Dexter Hercules (Rita Ora), Paul Stanley Mckenzie (Gorillaz Sound System), Jen Ledger (Skillet), Brad Webb (Jamie Cullum) and Emily Dolan Davies (Bryan Ferry/The Darkness).

Think you've got what it takes? To enter drummers must send a two-minute solo drum performance with a completed entry form which can be found at

Entries must be made between 1 October and 15 November. All drummers must be 16 years or younger on 7 February 2016.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).