Drummer Live 2007 UK's drum and percussion festival ready to beat The Drummer Live show, UK’s greatest drum show brought to you by Drummer Magazine, takes place on 20 and 21 October at the London Docklands' ExCeL Centre.

Star-studded line-up
With a star-studded line-up for the 2007 event, this year’s show has the most exciting group of drummers ever assembled, live over two days. From drumming icon Nicko McBrain to the legendary Cindy Blackman through to Beyoncé’s drummer, Gerald Heyward, this promises to be a spectacular festival.

The Live stage also features international artists such as the highly respected Thomas Lang, top UK drummer Steve White (Paul Weller band), latin supremo Walfredo Reyes Jr, pop maestro Andrew Small (Kylie Minogue) and many more.

Trade show
With the UK’s most impressive collection of drumming gear all under one roof, Drummer Live will be bringing together the world’s most famous drum manufacturers, displaying the coolest new innovations and the most exciting kits the percussion world has to offer. The show will be crammed with companies and traders offering every conceivable product, service, part or accessory a drummer could wish for. There will be unmissable show deals with the chance to buy the latest gear from the UK’s best drum retailers. Quite simply, if you love drums, you’ll love this!

Prices for over £ 15,000
Anybody visiting the show (and filling in their ticket stubb) will be entered into the what is probably the biggest competition to win drumming gear in the UK. Drummer Live has over £ 15,000 of fabulous prizes to give away in eight special packages which will be drawn on the afternoon of the last day.

The main prize is a drummer dream of a huge range of drums, percussion, cymbals and accessories which alone is worth over £ 6,000.

The line-up

Saturday 20th Main Stage
  • 11:15 Winner – Young Drummer of the Year Harpal Mudhar
  • 11:30 Andrew Small - Yamaha, Zildjian
    Kylie Minogue
  • 12:30 Walfredo Reyes Jr - Mapex, Zildjian
    Latin Supremo! credits include Santana, Gloria Estefan,Christina Aguilera
  • 1:30 Jungle Drummer & DJ Fu - Tama, Meinl
  • 2:30 Ron Bruner Jr - Tama, Sabian
    Credits include Marcus Miller
  • 3.30 Gerald Heyward
    Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Chris Brown
  • 4:45 Thomas Lang - mikedolbear.com, Roland, & drummer
    top clinician, toured with artists such as Robbie Williams, Falco

Sunday 21st Main Stage

  • 11:00 Nicko McBrain - Premier, Paiste, Remo
    Iron Maiden
  • 12:15 Steve White & Trio - Premier, Zildijian, Vater
    Paul Weller
  • 1:30 Derek Roddy - Meinl
    Hate Eternal
  • 2:45 Wolfgang Haffner - Yamaha, Meinl, Vic Firth
    Chaka Khan, Brecker Brothers, Pat Metheny & many more
  • 4:00 Cindy Blackman - Gretsch, Zildjian
    Lenny Kravitz

Mikedolbear.com Room (times to be announced)

  • Thomas Lang masterclass
  • Neal Wilkinson
    Van Morrison, American Idol, X-Factor and top session player
  • Jason Bowld
    This is Menace, Pitchshifter
  • Vic Firth
    World famous owner of Vic Firth Sticks and top percussionist

Festival information
Drummer Live will be returning to ExCeL London, which is now firmly established as one of the UK’s premier (and largest) exhibition venues. Located in the heart of London's Docklands, ExCeL is set within a stunning waterfront environment in the dynamic and thriving Docklands.

Public transport links to ExCeL are well fast and well established. Canary Wharf and Central London are just minutes away on the Docklands Light Railway and the Jubilee Line with a short 30 minute trip to the West-End.

There is also easy access to the M25, M11, A406, A13 and ExCeL offers car parking facilities for over 4,000 cars. For further details about ExCeL London visit their website at www.excel-london.co.uk/

For further information, check the Festival's website at www.drummerlive.co.uk

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