Drums Addict Festival – in english

Drums Addict Festival 2010

Hello, dear drums addict ! Welcome to Drums Addict Universe…

Drums, Percussions, Music, Passion, Discovery, Enthusiasm, were the ingredients that made Drums Addict Festival one of the most beautiful event dedicated to drums in the world.

The Drums Addict Festival is back on June 5th 2010, in Espace Médoquine (Bordeaux, France). An international event bringing together some 25 national and international artists for a unique performance of shows and unusual encounters.

Set after set, you experience different unusual or innovative musical universes where the drummer gets all the emphasis. For once, he/she is the shining star and both the audience and the rest of the band are here to pay tribute to him/her.
Jazz-fan, rock-fan, whoever you are, you’ll cherish each moment whatever the music style, because we’ll inspire your desire for discovery. Our pride and joy is to bring talents together, famous or anonymous, and share the stage between promising newcomers and world class artists, making all of them available for you to get autographs or signed items because at the end, only talent matters. We are looking forward to introducing you our 2010 issue, and this fifth edition will provide its share of surprises.

Emmanuel Fraysse
Director, Drums Addict Festival

Programme 2010

We will welcome some of the greatest international drummers (with their musicians), such as Terri Lyne Carrington (USA – drummer for Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, etc.), Eric Moore (USA – Infectious Grooves, Suicidal Tendencies), Damien Schmitt (France-USA), Sonny Troupé (Guadeloupe), Pete Lockett (England), Ceccarelli Family Tour (France), and Pierre-François Dufour (France).

Good to know:

  • Festival crew composed of more than 60 people, employees, students or volunteers
  • Concert hall with state-of-the-art audio equipment
  • Optimal sound, lighting and security conditions
  • Emphasized exhibition space permitting direct relationships between brands, sponsors and visitors
  • High media and public exposure for all our sponsors, whether institutional, private or specialized, and this at any time before, during and after the event

Drums Addict Festival is an ‘All-About-Drums’ dedicated event offering multiple shows for the audience to attend, spread over an 10-hour schedule. Each show introduces one or more drummers in different musical atmospheres, playing solo or with a band.
What makes Drums Addict Festival unique is interactivity. People in the audience can ask any question to the artists about their career or their technique using wireless microphones. The artists can then answer by a direct demo to illustrate their explanation, which can be detail-viewed on the giant video screen. This is accomplished with the help of our 6 on-stage camera operators who capture the artist’s performance from multiple angles, live-mixed by our production team.

Previous issues…

More than 3000 people were present for four first very eclectic and successful issues.
They had the opportunity to listen (and sometimes discover) awesome drummers playing with their musicians:
Simon Phillips, Jojo Mayer, John Blackwell, Nick D’Virgilio, the Drumbassadors, Will Calhoun, Marco Minnemann, Paco Séry, Björn Fryklund (with Freak Kitchen), André Ceccarelli, Félix Sabal Lecco, Mokhtar and Reda Samba, Michael Schack, Pierre Belleville, Fred Pasqua, Loïc Pontieux, Peewee, Damien Schmitt (with Alain Caron trio), Yoann Schmidt, Jean-Baptiste Perraudin, Vincent Bellec, Karim Ziad, Lukmil Perez, Aurélien Ouzoulias, Jimmy Pallagrosi, Julien Goepp, Simon Tellier, Cyril Atef, Jean-Philippe Fanfant, Hervé-Georges Torcheux.

See pictures and videos here!

Exhibiting at Drums Addict Festival

A unique event in France, Drums Addict Festival is already known for its highly professional organization, its Swiss-like precision in show schedule, its responsibility, and the top-notch quality of its artistic and commercial services.
By using professional services to design and setup the exhibition area, we make our best effort to offer exhibitors an efficient tool.

Become an exhibitor at Drums Addict and:

  • Join your brand name to this major musical event
  • Benefit from a targeted and receptive audience during one day
  • Communicate directly with the audience
  • Get the opportunity to introduce new products and offers
  • Benefit from our communication about the exhibition in the media

If you also opt to be a sponsor for this event, and wish to increase your visibility on-site, buy an exhibition stand and benefit from a preferred price.