How to Enter
Record your entry video (max of 5 mins) – any kit is fine (you don’t have to use V-Drums or even an electronic kit)
Upload your video to YouTube
Use the entry form opposite to enter the competition. Complete your details and include the link to your YouTube video
Get your mates to ‘like’ your YouTube video and get as many views as you can – it’ll help your chances of winning
For maximum exposure, use Facebook and Twitter to promote your video as much as you can
The best performers will be selected to take part in the UK heat at The Jam House, Birmingham on 23rd October 2012. The seven finalists will perform their entries (max 5 mins) on a TD-30KX V-Drums kit (with an SPD-30 and SPD-SX also available if required) in front of a live audience and a panel of judges including Chris Barnes, editor of Rhythm magazine and superstar V-Drum clinician Craig Blundell. The winner of the UK heat gets an all-expenses paid trip to Frankfurt, Germany, for the world final as well as a Roland SPD-SX percussion sampling pad.
The winner of the UK heat will attend the world championships final to battle against other finalists from all over the world. The final will take place at Musikmesse 2013 – the international musical instrument fair, held in Frankfurt, Germany 10-13th March 2013. The overall winner will take the title of V-Drums World Champion.
Rules and Regulations
Online entries are being accepted from 8th August through to 14th October 2012. You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal UK resident to enter. Your entry will be judged on specific criteria including technique, style, and creative use of technology (if applicable). UK heat finalists will be shortlisted week beginning 15th October and will be notified of their place in the heat.
This competition has now closed. You can view all the entries here. The Finals will be held live at The Jam House, Birmingham and are open to the public. The gig is free so come along and show your support for this new talent. It will be a great night with exciting artists, cool gear and loud music. Come and see some real musos making some noise – it beats watching X-Factor on repeat.