Young Drummer of the Year 2024

The final 10

We are pleased to announce the names of the 10 finalists!  Check the list now

The shortlist of 40:

Click here to see the list of names who made it through to the final 40

The important dates

15th October 2023 – Entries open

15th November 2023 (23.59) – Entries close

1st December 2023 – Top 40 announced

10th December 2023 – The 10 finalists announced

Sunday 11th February 2024 – The 2024 live final at the Lighthouse Theatre, Poole.
Tickets go on sale to the public on 3rd January 2024. All tickets £15 each from the Theatre box office.

NEW – Ultimate Drum Experience education day

Saturday 10th February 9.30am – 6.00pm

This new event has 3 top international teachers/drummers with 6 hours of class tuition.
Only 35 places available.  £200 per place,  including lunch and a free YDOTY final ticket.
For more info and to book a slot follow Mike’s Instagram account

Young Drummer of the Year is supporting RTM

Restore the Music UkRTM UK is delighted to be associated with YDOTY 2023 and champions every single drummer who has the courage to get involved and have a go. This competition is not only a platform for showcasing talent but also it delivers transformative opportunities and opens up multiple pathways in a way that only a passion for music can do. That’s why it is such an important date in the RTM Calendar !

Founded in 2017, Restore the Music UK is a low overhead/high impact charity funding the resourcing of music depts in state schools in areas of high socio-economic deprivation.

The RTM UK Capital Grant programme has delivered £1.6million in funding awards to 90 schools across 27 London boroughs and the North East (Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle), delivering transformative opportunities and multiple pathways to 70,000+ young people. Restore the Music UK is committed to providing equal access to music for every child and with it, the benefits of social cohesion and mobility that a levelling up in music education can deliver.