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2008 Drummer Live Line-Up Announced [LIMS 2008]

United States
19th March 2008 — Europe’s largest drumming festival, Drummer Live, launches in London on the 14th and 15th June and promises to be the music event of the year. With a spectacular line-up of famous drummers and hundreds of exhibitors, this will be ultimate day out for all drummers and percussionists.

Now in it’s fifth year, Drummer Live has gone from strength to strength and the organisers can now announce a truly world class line up of drummers to play the show.

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.

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.

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.
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