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Full line-up and schedule of The UK Drum Show 2017

As we have already informed, between 23th and 24th of September 2017 one of Manchester’s top venues, Manchester Central, will become the European centre of drumming as it is where The UK Drum Show 2017 will be held. It is time to give you the full line-up of the event.

The stars of The UK Drum Show 2017 are:

  • Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson)
  • Emmanuelle Caplette
  • Dennis Chambers
  • George Kollias
  • Thomas Lang
  • Simon Phillips
  • Stanley Randolph (Stevie Wonder, Toni Braxton)
  • JR Robinson (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones)
  • Michael Schack.


The UK Drum Show will also feature appearances by: Adam Betts (Brian Eno, Three Trapped Tigers, The Heritage Orchestra), Phil Gould (Level 42), Richard Jupp (Elbow), Bob Knight (Michael Bublé, The Pogues, Nicole Scherzinger), Anmol Mohara (Young Drummer of the Year) and Jay Postones (TesseracT).

The event will be divided into three major segments and thus also three stages/rooms, i.e. Main Stage (where the stars will perform), Masterclass Room (where pioneer online educator, Mike Dolbear, will host masterclasses featuring seven drummers) and Education Alley (where classes will be conducted by some of the stars and a number of educators).

Here is the schedule of the entire event:


Saturday,  September 23:

11.15 Thomas Lang
13.00 Dennis Chambers
15.00 Emmanuelle Caplette
17.00 JR Robinson

Sunday, September 24:

11.15 George Kollias
13.00 Stanley Randolph
15.00 Craig Blundell & Michael Schack
17.00 Simon Phillips

In order to see the shows, one is required to purchase a special Main Stage ticket (£5 for each appearance) when purchasing a general day admission or weekend ticket. 400 such tickets will be available to buy in advance. A further 300 main stage artist tickets will be provided free of charge on a first come first serve basis, 1 hour before each act commences and is subject to availability and still requires a general admission ticket.


Saturday,  September 23:

Anmol Mohara
Bob Knight
Adam Betts
Craig Blundell

Sunday, September 24:

Anmol Mohara
Richard Jupp
Jay Postones
Phil Gould

The Mike Dolbear Masterclass Room has a maximum of 400 visitors, and entrance to this room is free, on a first come first serve basis. .


The 2nd floor of Manchester Central is education-dedicated and will feature the following:

Thomas Lang, Craig Blundell and Michael Schack (Roland Room). Visitors will be able to have an exclusive lesson with any of these drumming greats for just £5 for a 30 minute lesson, limited to 18 students per class.

Dave Hazelwood of Backbone Drums and Tunbridge Wells Music School will be offering show visitors free advice when it comes to becoming a drum teacher, across the weekend of The UK Drum Show.

Dave Major is a YouTube educator and clinician. His classes will be focused on practice and helping the audience improve their own practice routines.

Additionally, the following brands are to exhibit their products during the event: Bosphorus, Aero Drums, Liberty Drums, Istanbul Agop, Zidjian, Meinl, British Drum Co.