Meet The Sponsors:

Gretsch Drums

We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to hear and see the UK’s best young drummers playing Gretsch Drums.
It couldn’t be better; seeing someone at the start of their career on a drum set that is played by drummer legends, all in the setting of such a highly regarded competition

Zildjian Cymbals and Vic Firth

“Zildjian and Vic Firth are proud to be associated with the UK Young Drummer of the Year contest. Our company is rooted in supporting drummers throughout their musical journey and it is an honor to work with Mike Dolbear and the immensely talented drummers that compete in this contest year in and year out. Helping a drummer find their sound is at the heart of what we do everyday, and we can’t wait to meet all the drummers who will be participating this year. “

John Stephans
CEO, Zildjian and Vic Firth