Beat 2008 line-up announced

The Beat 2008 event that we reported on recently (see the full story HERE) has since announced its sterling line-up.

The event, taking place on Sunday 19 October will include special guest drummers Adrian Erlandsson (Cradle of Filth), Pete Ray Biggin (Mark Ronson, Incognito, Amy Winehouse) and Eric Ward (world class pipe drummer) demonstrating with Scottish Pipe Drummers, Concord Street Noize.

The event will also host the final of the Beat 2008 Young Drummer competition. If you are a talented young drummer visit for more details on how to enter this year's Drummers Alliance Beat 2008 young drummer competition. Remember you must be 17 years or under to enter and the closing date is 1 September 2008 at 12 noon. The winner will walk away with a fantastic set of AAX cymbals kindly donated by Sabian.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.