The Sydney Drum and Percussion Show debuts at Rosehill Gardens on 27 and 28 May. Run by the same team that put on Melbourne’s annual Guitar Show, this event boasts an impressive live performance program with some top global names.
Two of the world’s greatest drummers, Virgil Donati (Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai) & Thomas Lang (George Michael, Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel) will duel it out on stage at the same time on Saturday May 27th. Michael Schack (Netsky) will also appear along with Australia’s most talented drummers and percussion players including Lucius Borich (Cog), Lozz Benson (Urthboy, Drummer Queens), and Stan Bicknell (Kimbra, Miami Horror).
The show features a huge array of drum gear and brands and will act as the country’s largest pop-up drum and percussion shop, with some exhibitors offering great show deals. You can see try and buy drum kits, cymbals, orchestral and traditional percussion, electronic percussion, hand percussion and accessories from all the major brands, as well as handmade local gear.
Produced by the Australian Music Association, voice of the music products sector, the show also has a full participation program “There’s so much about percussion, it’s the world’s most accessible form of music – people take their first steps in music through percussion,” says AMA CEO, Rob Walker.
You can join a participative drum circle on both days, apparently sharing rhythms with strangers is truly uplifting and highly addictive! Hands on percussion workshops will also be held, along with information seminars and demonstrations. There’s also a hands-on chance to see, hear and play a broad range of the world’s favourite brands.
Students and music educators are encouraged to take advantage of student discounts and the chance to learn from international and local professionals, attend seminars and Q & A sessions, and soak up multiple performances. Leading percussion ensembles Taikoz and Synergy Percussion will be there, plus student ensembles from The Sydney Conservatorium and combined school’s ensemble, Drumfill.
Get along as the whole local drum community gravitate to Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion to absorb all things percussive on Sat 27 and Sun 28 May.
SYDNEY DRUM AND PERCUSSION SHOW
Sat 27 & Sun 28 MAY | ROSEHILL GARDENS GRAND PAVILION
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