The UK Drum Show 2018 is in 3 weeks - 29-30 September Watch Thomas Lang's 2017 drum solo on the Roland TD-50 The UK Drum Show 2018 is in 3 weeks - 29-30 September - Watch Thomas Lang\'s 2017 drum solo on the Roland TD-50 On September 29, the second edition of The UK Drum Show kicks off in Manchester, UK. The line-up of the two-day festival is stunning and the extras the show offers range from masterclasses to experience rooms and even drumkaraoke. The main stage is booked with only big names like Benny Greb, Mike Johnston, Russ Miller and Rashid Williams, Richard Spaven and other big names. And if you want to attend a class of Jamiroquai-drummer Derrick McKenzie, not a problem! As a teaser, we added a video of Thomas Lang opening the very first day of the very first edition of The UK Drum Show - a drum solo on the Roland TD-50.

Below is the complete schedule and all the events at the festival, and it is a lot! We included some awesome videos of the artists and the brands and products that you will find at The UK Drum Show this year.

Thomas Lang - Drum Solo The UK Drum Show 2017 (Roland TD-50)

Main Stage Schedule
  • 10.15 Chris Turner
  • 11:15 Stanton Moore
  • 12:45 Benny Greb
  • 14.15 Calvin Rodgers
  • 15:45 Richard Spaven
  • 17:15 Russ Miller & Rashid Williams
Richard Spaven - Live with Jameszoo Quintet at North Sea Jazz

  • 10.30 Jamie Morrison
  • 12:00 Greg Hutchinson
  • 13:30 Mike Johnston
  • 15:00 Josh Dion
  • 16:45 Jojo Mayer
Convinced already?
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Mike Johnston gives the best drum lesson for free

Masterclass Schedule
Like last year, Mike Dolbear takes care of the Masterclass room that has a maximum of 400 visitors. Entrance is free but on a first come first serve basis.

12:00 JJ Wallace (Young Drummer of the Year 2018)
13:30 Daisy Palmer
15.00 Graham Hopkins
16:30 Derrick McKenzie

11:15 JJ Wallace (Young Drummer of the Year 2018)
12:45 Freddy Sheed
14:15 Mike Joyce
15:45 Craig Reynolds

An evening with...Nicko McBrain
The UK Drum Show, in association with Drum One, presents an evening with drum legend and Iron Maiden sticksman Nicko McBrain, hosted by British icon, comedian and co-owner of British Drum Company Al Murray. Tickets available now!

Doors open at 7.00pm for ticket processing and to grab a drink. Evening starts at 7.30pm till 9.30pm.

Experience Rooms at The UK Drum Show

The Meinl Experience Room
Meinl is back in sticks making and you can test and try all the new the German company is offering in drumsticks, multi-rods, brushes and mallets.

Check here all the new in sticks that Meinl launched in 2018.

Meinl also has a R&D Concept experience room, where you will get to experience Meinl's research and development products. These R&D cymbals will consist of models that are not available to the market, and are truly one of a kind, as only one of each model is ever produced. And of course you can try them all out.

The UK Drum Show 2018
Saturday, 29 Sep 2018, 09:30 � 18.00
Sunday, 30 Sep 2018, 17:00 BST
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The Mapex Experience Room
Mapex will be announcing new and improved products this fall. As we can see on the website, these are all about sound isolation, resonance control and shell construction. Let's hope they can already show some new at the show!

In the Mapex Experience room you can hook up with Russ Miller, Rashid Williams and Gregg Hutchinson, who will gladly take you through all the products from the Mapex range.

Russ Miller & Pete Lockett - Rhythmic Conversation [ Russ Miller Commentary ]

Experience Yamaha EAD
At this year's NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced the EAD10 (Electronic Acoustic Drums). Watch Simon Edgoose demo it below, but make sure you check it out at the show. There are free 25 min sessions that run from 11AM until 5PM on the hour.

The Yamaha EAD10 Drum Module - demo by Simon Edgoose

Click here to check our rundown on the Yamaha EAD10.

The Sabian Experience Room
Sabian is busy promoting their Sabian Education Network (SEN), a community of drum teachers seeking to improve and build their teaching practice.

At the show they have a panel discussion each day at the show, focussing on: "Develop, manage and grow your teaching practice: a panel discussion."
SEN Director Joe Bergamini will lead an expert panel in a round-table discussion with Sabian artists Stanton Moore, Ralph Salmins, Derrick Mckenzie, Erik Stams, Pat Garvey and Paul Hose.

Ralph Salmins Live at Remo Drummer Night 2017

The topics face what drum teachers are focussed on today, including:
  • Getting more students
  • Approaches to curriculum
  • Running the teaching business
  • Current challenges in teaching
The panel discussions take place on Saturday, September 29, 3:30 and Sunday, September 30, 12:30.

Introducing the Sabian Quiet Tone low volume cymbals
Click here for all on the Sabian Quite Tone cymbals.

At the UK Drum Show 2018, Drumazon are returning with a line up of world-class custom Brands: Bristol Drum Co, Evetts, HHG, Noble & Cooley, Masshoff, VanKleef, Wacco & Zebra Drums, as well as a stunning array of Meinl cymbals, Evans and Promark. With a list of up to 60 classic and contemporary hits, and a live band in need of a drummer, Drumaoke is a fun and fresh way of giving the UK drum show visitors that chance.

Everyone who takes part will receive a goody-bag of drum swag, and all performances will be filmed giving contestants the option to be featured online in a bid to win the two grand prizes (Best Young Performance, and Best Overall Performance).

Free drum lessons
Trinity College London are running a number of free drumming lessons at The UK Drum Show using songs from the latest Trinity Rock & Pop Drumming syllabus and electronic drum kits supplied by Roland. All abilities catered for � Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced lessons available when you register below. Book now to secure your place!

The UK Drum Show 2018
Saturday, 29 Sep 2018, 09:30 � 18.00
Sunday, 30 Sep 2018, 17:00 BST
Click here for your tickets to the show.

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