Drumfest is almost here!

It's a matter of weeks until the award-winning and internationally renowned drum show, Drumfest, returns for its biggest shows yet in Birmingham, Brentwood, Northampton and now also in Sheffield.

Now in its 10th year Drumfest adds a fourth date to its 2008 billing, firmly establishing itself as the world´s premier drumming event, and now is the only event in the UK to include a full retail village featuring all the major brands including ddrum, DW, Mapex, Meinl, Pearl, Premier, Roland, Sabian, Sonor, Tama, Yamaha, Zildjian and many more.

Drumfest 2008 will feature performances from the biggest names in drums, including Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn), Thomas Lang (World renowned clinician), Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas), Steve White (Paul Weller), Chris Pennie (Dillinger Escape Plan, Coheed and Cambria), Russ Miller (Ray Charles, Cher), Mike Terrana (Yngwie Malmstein), Mark Richardson (Feeder), Jeremy Stacey (Sheryl Crow) and hosted by great Dom Famularo.

Details for each show are below:

(part of the National Rock and Pop festival)
NEC Forum, Birmingham, B40 1NT
(Doors 11am - Show 12.30pm)

SHEFFIELD SHOW- 15 July 2008
Megacentre, Bernard St, Sheffield, S2 5BQ
(Doors 6pm - Show 7pm)

The Park Inn Hotel, Northampton, NN1 2TA
(Doors 6pm - Show 7pm)

BRENTWOOD SHOW- 19 July 2008
Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, CN15 9NN
(Doors 11am - Show 12.30pm)

Birmingham & Brentwood - £15 Adults (adv), £17 on the door; £5 children under 12.
Sheffield & Northampton - £10 Adults (adv), £12 on the door; £5 children under 12.

You can find out exactly ho is playing which venue as well as pick up tickets online at www.drumfest.net and www.myspace.com/drumfestuk

DRUMFEST 2008 is organised by Professional Music Technology - The UK´s no1 musical instrument retailer

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.