THERE is just a few weeks left for rising stars from Redditch, Worcestershire and beyond have the chance to become the next drumming legend by entering a brand new competition.

Redditch-based organisation, The Palace Drum Clinic, which runs monthly events with internationally renowned artists, is encouraging drummers to enter a competition to find young talent.

The PDC Young Drummer competition is open to anyone aged 11 to 16 years old or 17 to 21 years old with prizes up for grabs.

Anyone interested in taking part has just three weeks left to apply via an online application form until July 1.

Auditions will then be held at the Palace Theatre over the weekend of September 7/8.

Shortlisted drummers will go on to compete at the final on September 21 before a champion – or three – will be crowned.

Matt Green, founder of the Palace Drum Clinic, said: “If you have a passion for drumming we want to hear from you. We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic people with obvious talent – so whilst skill is important, it’s all about playing the music.

“We are sad that the final will no longer be presented at the John Bonham A Celebration II event due to it being postponed, but this is still a fantastic opportunity for talented youngsters to get involved with."

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