Nick Mason added to Roland's Main Event 3 line-up!


is all set to host the Main Event 3, at the Birmingham Conservatoire on Sunday 27 September, to celebrate the launch of two new kits and present a stellar line-up of performers. The event promises to be much more than just a drum clinic...

Spend a day in the company of some of the finest drummers around - this year the line-up includes Steve White, Johnny Rabb, Craig Blundell and just announced, Nick Mason and John Thompson (as compere) - and get hand-on with the cutting-edge V-Drums range. You will also be able to find out how V-Drums are being used in all corners of the industry, from gigging and studio work to practise and education, and ask all those burning questions.

Entry to the event is free, but you will need a ticket to get in. The venue has a 500 person capacity and places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Head to

and register for tickets today.

This event will also feature the exciting European premier of new TD-20KX and TD-4KX V-Drums kits, which are available this month. The TD-20KX V-Pro series includes visually stunning industrial brushed-metal V-Pads, enlarged V-Kick, silver-coloured V-Cymbals, and rock-solid chrome drum rack. The module comes loaded with hundreds of sounds, and provides a newly integrated feature set that´s based on Roland´s famous TD-20 and TDW-20 expansion board (which received a glowing review in Rhythm).

The other new arrival is the TD-4KX, based on the popular TD-4K kit. The kit comes with all mesh heads, the high toms comprised of compact 6 1/2” versions and a PDX-8 pad for the floor tom. Will the Roland guys ever take a break? Book your tickets for the

Main Event 3


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.