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The UK Drum Show

28-29 September 2024

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The UK Drum Show returns to the ACC Liverpool.

The UK Drum Show returns for 2024 at the amazing waterside location at the ACC Liverpool. Join us the weekend of the 28th & 29th September 2024. This two-day event is a dedicated show to champion, promote and support the fantastic community that is drummers! All abilities welcome at this family and community orientated event. There is nothing like it!

Following 2023 we welcomed more new drum and percussion businesses than ever before from around the world. For 2024 we expect our biggest display ever, with returning companies, new businesses, and some that were unable to join us for 2023.

Come and see all your favourite drum and percussion products, including worldwide launches, artist performances, clinics and lessons from the best in the business. Be sure to tell your drumming friends and be sure to follow us on our socials for the latest news!

Please note - anyone who holds a VIP ticket does not need to purchase the main stage artists.

Main Stage Artists

Ali Richardson

Born and raised outside Glasgow, Scotland, Ali Richardson first picked up the sticks at age 13 and received his first drum kit soon after. Listening to bands like Pantera, Tool and Lamb Of God, he immediately began developing his own voice behind the kit. A voice that focused heavily on two things; power and groove.
Following these principles, Ali has built an impressive following online and is regularly on tour or in the studio. In 2016, he was nominated for Rhythm’s ‘Best New Drummer’ and had a 4 page feature in the popular UK magazine. In May 2018 he was invited to play alongside Anika Nilles, Adam Marcello and The Drumbassadors at the ‘Drummers Only Day Out’ in his hometown of Glasgow. He’s since gone on to perform at numerous clinics, including The UK Drum Show, where he has helped highlight the intricacies of a genre that is somewhat overlooked at such events.
His current musical ventures are Bleed From Within and Sylosis, 2 of the UK’s premier metal bands. A founding member of the former and a full time member of Sylosis since 2015, he has toured extensively over the past decade alongside Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Testament & Children Of Bodom to name a few.
International touring aside, he has performed at a number of major festivals including Download (UK), Bloodstock (UK), HellFest (FR), Graspop Metal Meeting (BEL), SummerBreeze (GER) & Pukkelpop (BEL) amongst others.
Ali continues to add more educational performances to his resume whilst continuing to fuel his passion for live performance.
Ali is appearing in association with Meinl Cymbals.


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From the south...

Avanti West Coast operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

For further information on bus routes within Merseyside, you can visit https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/routes-and-maps/

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.

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