Rock out with the stars!

Rock´n´Roll Fantasy Camp is coming to London for the second year in a row to offer aspiring musicians and music-lovers the opportunity to jam, perform and hang out with their rock heroes. This year´s Camp will be held at Abbey Road Studios from 4th to 9th November, culminating with a live performance in the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. During this time, campers will jam and record for 10+ hours per day, attend master classes with the stars, eat with the celebrity musicians and finally perform with these living legends on stage. This is not merely a 'meet & greet' - it is a real opportunity to work in depth with some of the finest performers in the business.

Now in it´s 11th year, the US version of the Rock´n´Roll Fantasy Camp is the brainchild of American promoter David Fishof and has become a bit of an icon itself, having formed the basis for the 2002 episode of The Simpsons entitled “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation” which featured the voice-talents of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz & Tom Petty.

The artists below are already confirmed to participate, with more to be added:

Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
Chris Slade (AC/DC, The Firm)
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)
Mark Hudson (songwriter, producer Aerosmith)
Jeffrey Foskett (Beach Boys)
Kip Winger (Winger)

In the current issue of GQ Magazine Nick Mason (Pink Floyd drummer) has written a feature describing his experience as a tutor and says of the camp “You head straight away into a totally accurate rock´n´roll experience. There are endless opportunities to pick up playing techniques and tricks from the professionals… I´d do it again like a shot… The musical ability of the participants is as varied as their backgrounds, and this, for me, was one of the best aspects. Just for once, this camp is not a competition… As a social event, the camp scores top marks.”

More details, including how to book, are available at: or call 0845 094 3256.

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.