This year’s installment of Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend marks 23 years of the event and its biggest to date.
From its inception as ‘The Drummers Day’ and evolution into the ‘Drummers Weekend’ in 1996, AUDW has since become an institution in Australia and is highly recognised the world over as the premier drumming event within the broader world community.
Boasting workshops, concert performances and a comprehensive expo of existing and new products, AUDW continues to expand. This year, in conjunction with Roland Australia, AUDW will include an E-DRUMS Spectacular.
A star-studded line-up of drummers will be present at the event, none bigger than world-renowned drummer and Dixon endorsee Gregg Bissonette. Bissonette, a veteran of the music industry, has pretty much done it all – from his early stint with 80’s glam rocker and ex-Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth to Joe Satriani, working with Carlos Santana on Supernatural, countless movie and theatre gigs and even stepping in for Simon Phillips in TOTO.
Also making appearances will be Chris Coleman, David Elitch and John Riley. Returning once again to the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre in Preston, Melbourne, the 2016 AUDW will be held over the weekend of August 27-28.