The music experience trade fair
1 – 3 November 2019

musicpark Presents the Drummer & Percussion Line-up 2019

Twelve drummers bring the beat to the musicpark: In the brand-new sweatbloodtears box #DRUM, which is one of the main attractions in hall 2 at musicpark, local and international drummers perform live on their tour sets, share their knowledge at the Academy or introduce beginners to the instruments in the PlayZone. The musicpark takes place from the 1 to 3 of November on the grounds of the Leipzig Exhibition Centre and promises a musical experience that will give you goosebumps.

When putting together the artist roster, the emphasis was placed on the complexity and different genres. The sweatbloodtears (SBT) portfolio ranges from Youtube stars to Arena heavy metal drummers from the USA, Japan and Europe. Besides Karl Brazil, who drums for Robbie Williams and James Blunt, the scene’s shooting star, or better said the new icon from Japan, Senri Kawaguchi, will also be there. Patrick Metzger is not only associated with the feel-good music of Beatrice Egli, for whom he drums, but also with his great expertise in the field of drumming. Jost Nickel is responsible for the grooves of Jan Delay and has made an excellent name for himself throughout Europe and overseas.

Gary Wallis is probably one of the most underrated drummers in the world. His roots can be traced back to his work with Pink Floyd. For many years he has been Tom Jones’ musical director. He is also a founding member of Mike & the Mechanics. His most recent project is Schiller. This live act has successfully performed a bombastic show in the biggest arenas all around German-speaking countries. Will Hunt from the USA drums for Evanescence. Michael Schack now has cult status in his home region of Benelux. Now, in addition to Netsky, he performs a solo act in 10,000-seater arenas. Max & Simon with their percussion duo “Dreschheads” are also a big hit internationally. Moritz Müller performs with the Italian rock goddess Gianna Nannini. He is also a member of Rock meets Classic – an ensemble in which superstars such as Alice Cooper and other stars of rock history tour with a large orchestra. Jose Cortijo and Stefan Maas have become an irreplaceable part of the percussion faction. Both shine with their playing styles and their sound varieties. 

Selected musicians will, of course, be performing in the SBT-Box #DRUM and also giving a lecture or masterclass on the College & Academy stage. The final schedule will be published soon. All twelve drummers will be at the musicpark on all three days.

Line-up 2019:
Patrick Metzger 
Senri Kawaguchi 
Jost Nickel 
Gary Wallis 
Will Hunt 
Karl Brazil 
Michael Schack 
(Dreschheads) Max Gösswein & Simon Gattringer 
Moritz Müller 
Jose Cortijo
Stefan Maas

About the sweatbloodtears(SBT) boxes
The SBT boxes are soundproof, acoustically designed sound cabins with a unique sound and lighting concept. International artists perform several times a day and encourage visitors to experience music up close and live in a club-like atmosphere. All artists will be using their original tour equipment, which will be presented in an exhibition next to the box. After the respective performance, the stars are available for signing sessions and gear talks. In addition to the SBT box #DRUM, visitors can expect the best musical experiences in the SBT #2 GUITARS & BASSES and SBT #3 BAND &ORCHESTRA.

About musicpark
From 1 to 3 of November 2019 musicpark – the music experience fair on the Leipzig Exhibition Grounds – will open for the first time. This event for music lovers, professional visitors and retailers showcases industry players, manufacturers, brands and accessories in the field of acoustic, mechanical and electronic musical instruments. The focus is clearly on the music experience. At the fair, visitors cannot only discover the complete range of instruments, but also listen to them in various concerts and even try them out for themselves.

About Beringer Marketing
Beringer Marketing is the strategic partner of the experience fair. With their sound knowledge of the musical instrument industry and over 30 years of experience in different areas of the sector, Beringer representatives are well suited to taking care of the musicpark’s further development, both in terms of concepts and content.