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Drum Camp at Musikmesse 2016

Drum talks, master classes, signing sessions and gear advice on all four days of the fair Musikmesse 2016 has a special highlight for all drummers and drum aficionados in store: at the new Drum Camp, six top drummers will present their drum sets and demonstrate their skills live in this exclusive setting. Karl Brazil, Mike Terrana, Jost Nickel and other masters of their discipline will appear on stage daily and, after their performance, sign autographs and answer questions about drums and percussion.

Additionally, drum enthusiasts can find out about the different types of drum kits and materials, test drums with expert advice and find the instruments best suited to their individual style. The Drum Camp is located in the ‘Rock meets Pop’ world of music in Hall 11.0 and is open to visitors on all four days of the fair.

The Drum Camp stars Six top drummers have announced their participation in the Drum Camp:

Mike Terrana is one of the world’s best-known drummers. He has played with many artists including Rage, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tarja Turunen and Axel Rudi Pell. Jost Nickel is known primarily for his work with Jan Delay. He can also be heard on albums by Jan Josef Liefers, Marla Glen, Johannes Oerding and Ostkreutz. Also to be heard at the Drum Camp will be Karl Brazil, member of Feeder indie rock band, who has also made a name for himself as a session and live drummer for artists such as Robbie Williams, Elton John and Olly Murs. Other artists appearing at the Drum Camp include Andreas Gabalier’s drummer Marko Duvnjak and Dirk Brand, a member of Germany’s Axxis rock band. Another internationally renowned artist will also take part in the Drum Camp as a special guest.

The star drummers closer than ever before – in the ‘Sweat, Blood and Tears Box’ 50 square-metre sound-proof cabin in the middle of Hall 11.0 – there, visitors can experience the energy-charged performances by master drummers more intensively and intimately than ever before. The Sweat, Blood and Tears Box stands for concentrated drum power, which makes the individual aura of the artist even more palpable. Every day, visitors can look forward to a full program with eight appearances.

After their individual performances, the Drum Camp stars will be available to sign autographs and answer questions about their sets and techniques at Drum Talk. Additionally, there will be a daily master class by Jost Nickel – the Jan Delay drummer will pass on sophisticated playing techniques.

Drum Camp Showroom with elaborate presentations of the artists’ staged original drum kits These drum sets have already made some of the world’s best-known event locations quake and traveled thousands of miles around the globe: the Showroom presents the original drum kits of all artists taking part in the Drum Camp. Authentic backstage flair is generated every 60 minutes when one of the sets, including the drum podium, is prepared for its artist’s performance and taken by roadies to the ‘Sweat, Blood and Tears Box’ Box. Close to the Showroom is the Artist Lounge where all artists will be available for meet & greets.


Musikmesse 2016 will run from 7 to 10 April 2016. For the first time, it is open on all four days not only for trade visitors but also for all music aficionados. Following a change in the sequence of days to Thursday to Sunday, visitors now have the opportunity to discover the latest products from the sector and take part in the extensive program of events.

Full details about the Drum Camp can be found on the internet at

And further information about Musikmesse 2016 at

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