Beat 2008 is coming, this October

The Beat 2008 event has been announced as taking place on Sunday 19 October from 1.00 - 5.00pm at the Sheffield Carling Academy.

World renowned drum educator/ drummer Toni Cannelli founded the Drummers Alliance 21 years ago when he organised the first young drummer competition in 1987 and Beat 2008 is now one of the most established annual UK drum events - celebrating the art of drumming with top drummers from all over the UK.

Beat 2008 will include special guest drummers (soon TBC, keep checking the Rhythm blog), final of the young drummer competition, trade/ exhibition stands and much more... Some of the event's previous entrants, not always the winners, have gone on to play with bands like Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Basement Jaxx and Sugababes.

So, are you a talented young drummer? If you think you have what it takes visit for more details on how to enter this years Drummers Alliance Beat 2008 young drummer competition (17yrs or under). The winner of the competition will walk away with a fantastic set of Sabian AAX cymbals.

The closing date for entries is noon on 01 September 2008

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.