Herfstfest Drum Festival 2018 line-up - with Aaron Spears Recap with 2017 drum solo Baard Kolstad Herfstfest Drumfest 2018 international line-up with Aaron Spears, Kaz Rodriguez, Makay Mccraven, Nate Wood and Camille Bigeault Koen Herfst, Armin van Buuren's live drummer, put together an international All Star line-up for the 4th edition of his HerfstFest Drum Festival. On Sunday October 14, Aaron Spears, Kaz Rodriguez, Makaya Mccraven, Nate Wood and Camille Bigeault are lining up with Dutch artists Ton Dijkman, Sharon Harman, Niek De Bruijn, Richard Moelker & Richard Heijerman and Golden Earring-drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk.

Check all the artists below, including a first recap of last year's Herfstfest with a video of Baard Kolstad performing in front of Terry Bozzio's immense drum set. Below is the incredible line-up with videos that Koen managed to pull off for October 14, 2018 in The Hague.


Baard Kolstad - drum solo Herfstfest 2017
Baard opened with this incredible 7 minute drum solo. After that he played a few tracks of his band Leprous of their 2017 album 'Malina,' including the first ever live performance of the opening track Bonneville. For Baard, this drum solo was 'just' an improvisation, but it is one that shoots to the moon from the first hit he makes.


Herfstfest 2018
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The festival website: herfstfest.com
Sunday, October 14
Venue: Het Paard
City: The Hague, Netherlands
Line-up Herfstfest Drum Festival 2018

Aaron Spears (VS)
Played with Usher, Arianne Grande and so many more!
Just recently he changed his drums from DW to Sonor. He shows and tells you why in this article.

Kaz Rodriguez (UK)
This summer, Koen & Kaz wrote a Herfstfest Anthem in London. Bet your *ss they will perform it at the festival this year!

Makaya Mccraven (VS)
What Makaya will be playing is always a surprise. But you can be sure, it is off-scale and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Check our interview with Makaya in this video at the North Sea Jazz festival. It is a director's cut of the recording we made of the incredible groove he played in Rotterdam. Makaya explains what he's doing here, and if you listen very well...it is definitely worth trying it yourself! Click here for our full interview with Makaya (incl. 6 videos).



Nate Wood (VS)
Drums, bass and keys played live by one person. Meet Nate Wood (from Kneebody):


Camille Bigeault (FR)
Camille is from Toulouse, France. She is 27 with a growing YouTube channel on which she shows her amazing polyrhythmic skills. Koen met her during a factory tour at Remo HQ in Valencia, California and booked her immediatly for this year's festival.

Ton Dijkman
Ton is on of the Top of the bill-drummer and recording artists who has played and recorded with all the Dutch Stars. His track record is one of an almost uncountable #1 and top 10 hits. You can literally cover all the walls in his house with golden and platinum albums. Or with his collections of drums...

Sharon Harman
Sharon is a drummer, songwriter, singer and producer. She finished her studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She is eccentric, energetic and one hell of a performer behind the drums!

Herfstfest 2018
Click for Herfstfest tickets
The festival website: herfstfest.com
Sunday, October 14
Venue: Het Paard
City: The Hague, Netherlands
Niek De Bruijn
Niek is one of the Dutch's finest in Jazz. You might have seen or heard him play with Identikit, Roby Lakatos/Bireli Lagrene, Kim Hoorweg, Bart Wirtz and The Houdini's.

Richard Moelker & Richard Heijerman
Richard Moelker en Richard Heijerman are teachers at the famous Drum school Cleuver. For Herfstfest, they wrote a duet based on African rhythms.

Drum Demons
Drum Demons are the percussion group of Cesar Zuiderwijk and Koen Herfst, and they always perform with other Dutch top drummers. Check out their singles Suguda and Batida.





Just watch this classic of Cesar playing Radar Love in 2015


Koen Herfst
Koen is the bossman of the festival. Readers of the Dutch drum magazine Slagwerkkrant have chosen him as best metal drummer many times, just like in this year's 2018 Readers Poll. This performance will be special: he'll be playing tracks of his second, soon to be released, solo album.

Koen Herfst drumsolo @ Madison Square Garden, New York (Armin Only World Tour)

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The festival website: herfstfest.com
Sunday, October 14
Venue: Het Paard
City: The Hague, Netherlands
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