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RCM Festival of Percussion

The annual RCM Festival of Percussion, London’s only annual percussion festival, is a celebration of the field. It offers a wide range of entertaining and educational events, further performance opportunities for RCM students, plus a trade fair featuring some of the most important brands in the industry.

Special guests have included top drummers Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Stewart Copeland, John Riley, Ralph Salmins, Gavin Harrison, Pete Lockett, Geoff Dugmore, Jim Kilpatrick and Matt Skelton, and acclaimed timpanists and orchestral percussionists such as Nick Would, Graham Johns, Matt Perry and Adrian Bending.

In addition, we regularly welcome the Percussion and Timpani sections from the BBC Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, the Drum Corps from The Royal Marines, the O Duo percussion duo and the Anthony Kerr Jazz Trio.