Welcome to the UK Young Drummer of the Year Competition 2019!


The first shortlist of 40 entries have now been released – did you make the list?  Check Now »


Now in its 17th consecutive year, this competition continues to go from strength to strength and each year we are blown away by the amazing talents shown by the UK’s young drummers. We are delighted to have Sonor drums, Meinl cymbals and Evans drumheads on board as our sponsors this year, in what we hope will be another successful competition.

The finals of this year’s event will be held at a midlands theatre on Sunday 3rd February 2019. Details will be available on this website very soon.

This year, the competition winner will win a Sonor drum kit, a set of Meinl cymbals and a set of Evans drum heads!

More details to follow – keep watching this website!