Announcing the Line-Up for the 2012 Meinl Drum Festival

The 2012 Meinl Drum Festival will again be a two-day event taking place on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th on Meinl’s own premises in Gutenstetten, Germany. 
“After the huge success of our first two-day festival back in 2008 and the sensational festival in Mexico last year, I can’t wait to bring the Meinl Drum Festival back to Germany again where it all started in 2005,” says Meinl’s responsible festival organiser Norbert Saemann. “My colleague Chris Brewer and I put a lot of thought into finding the right line-up and the company as a whole is very excited about it. I think it’s safe to say that Sure it will be another milestone in Meinl’s Drum Festival history. We’re all looking forward to it and to seeing all of you here in Gutenstetten on June 23 and 24.” 
In addition to the performances going on both days, Meinl’s full assortment of cymbals, percussion, and drum gear will be on display for everyone to see and hear. Guided tours through Meinl’s cymbal factory will be offered on Sunday only, and valuable Meinl gear will be given away among all attendees. 
As every year, the Meinl Drum Festival’s technical (sound, lighting, and video) will feature state of the art technology, assuring an absolutely overwhelming audio and visual experience. 
The first day will host a series of exclusive Masterclasses to a limited amount of attendees (300 total). 
These tickets will only be sold on starting on March 01st on a first-come-first-serve basis and allow to attend both festival days. 
Hannes Grossmann (Obscura) 
Progressive concepts for technical metal drumming 
Jost Nickel (Jan Delay & Disko No.1)         
How to use a click effectively when playing in a band and while practicing 
Jens Herz (Bamberger Symphoniker - Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie) 
Guido Marggrander (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) 
Symphonic Percussion Masterclass 
Mike Johnston ( 
Travelling Through Time - Applying polyrhythms to practical drumming 
Georg Feltes (FOH and instructor for Event Technique) 
Sound Engineering for the drumset 
Benny Greb 
Groove Design – the art and science of playing, feeling and developing a strong groove 
Each masterclass will last for about 60 minutes. 
The second day at the 2012 Meinl Drum Festival will feature performances of some of the best drummers in the world today. 
JP Bouvet, USA 
(Winner of the 2011 Guitar Center Drum Off Contest) 
Milos Meyer, Czech Republic 
(Dymytry, Kraken Exist, Drumming Syndrome) 
Hannes Grossmann, Germany 
Mike Johnston, USA 
Matt Halpern, USA 
„DRIO“ the drumtrio, featuring 
Benny Greb, Germany 
Wolfgang Haffner, Germany (Till Broenner) 
Jost Nickel, Germany (Jan Delay & Disko No.1) 
An additional supporting program will feature several of Meinl’s percussion endorsees such as the Italian master conguero Giovanni Imparato, Onkel of the German band “Ohrbooten, and many others. 
The 2012 Meinl Drum Festival will finish with a signing session of all participating artists. 
Two-Day Ticket Price / Saturday June 23 + Sunday June 24 
Price per ticket                        € 35 
Price per ticket / students                € 30 
Two-day tickets are only sold on to a limited amount of attendees (300 total) on a first-come-first-serve basis. 
Ticket Prices / only Sunday June 24 
Price per ticket – box office                € 23         
Price per ticket advanced sale:        € 20        (sold on 
Price per ticket for students:                € 12         (both advanced and box office) 
Children up to 12 years of age:        free 
Advanced ticket sale will begin on March 01, 2012 only on    . 
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