Drummer Live 2008, launches in London on June 14th and 15th. This year has without any doubt the best line-up ever. Not only has the festival a spectacular line-up of famous drummers, but also hundreds of exhibitors make these two days the ultimate festival for all drummers and percussionists.
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Drummer Live! the festival Now in it’s fifth year, Drummer Live has gone from strength to strength and the organisers can now announce a truly all headliners line up of drummers to play the show. The line-up as confirmed untill now is:
Saturday 14th June 11.15 George Barnett (Young Drummer of the Year) (mikedolbear.com)
14.30 Derico Watson (Victor Wooten Band)
15.30 Ray Luzier (Korn & Army Of Anyone)
16.45 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Sunday 15th June 11.00 Josh Devine (Mapex Drummer of Tomorrow)
12.15 Pete Ray Biggin (Mark Ronson)
13.30 Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
14.45 Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree)
16.00 Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin & Foreigner)
The artists Led Zeppelin’s headline grabbing show at the O2 last December saw Jason Bonham step into the biggest drum seat in the world. Drummer Live are proud to announce his first ever appearance at a drum festival. Joining Jason in this year’s line-up is Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who, while not new to drum festivals, is always guaranteed entertainment.
With over 30 million albums sold, Korn continue to attract vast audiences, so it is a special honour to welcome their drummer Ray Luzier to play Drummer Live. Staying with the Metal genre, metal drumming genius, Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) will be playing as well as Pete Ray Biggin from the über-cool Mark Ronson band. Other artists confirmed to play are Prog rock supremo Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) and master of jazz/funk Derico Watson (Victor Wooten) with further major artists to be announced shortly.
Music exhibition Drummer Live will be the closest thing to drumming heaven for all those gear junkies. The very latest percussion gear and jaw dropping kits will be on display at the biggest gathering of drum manufacturers in the Europe. From top of the range acoustic drums to congas, state-of-the-art electronic kits to cymbals, the most famous brands in the business will be showcasing their best products and offering every conceivable product, service, part or accessory a drummer could wish for.
ExCeL centre & London International Music show Drummer Live is part of the UK’s Biggest Music exhibition, The London International Music show, which includes The London Guitar Show, Unplugged and Sound Recording and Technology Show. It takes place at www.excel-london.co.uk, 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 and just across the water from The O2 arena. There’s easy access to ExCeL via the Docklands Light Railway/ Jubilee Line and easy road access from the M25, M11, A406, A13 plus there’s plenty on site parking. For international visitors ExCel is situated next to www.londoncityairport.com and is five minutes taxi journey away.