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The UK Drum Show Announce First Main-Stage Artist For 2020 Show

The UK Drum Show has just announced the first artist joining them on the main stage at their 2020 show is the incredible Anika Nilles, who will be appearing on Saturday 26 September (times TBC) in association with Meinl Cymbals.

Anika has built up a name for herself over the last six years as a YouTube sensation, boasting more than 17 million views for her drum videos featuring original compositions, as well as being a solo artist touring through Europe, China and North America. Anika’s playing style is distinguished by her strong groove, her finesse with regards technique and her unique sound. Her use of the drum set as an expressive instrument rather than just a rhythm keeper allows for extravagant playing without stealing the focus away from the music.

She has released various singles, as well as a debut album “Pikalar” (under Sakurai Records), all of which earned spaces on several of the top music charts all around the world. Upon release, “Pikalar” was immediately listed on the ‘iTunes 200 Top Rock Releases’ chart in the USA and climbed its way to number 113 (a remarkable feat for a mostly instrumental album).

Well-known in the drumming community, Anika has previously won the ‘Modern Drummer Readers Poll’ for ‘Up And Coming Artist’ as well as ‘#1 Rising Star’ in “DRUM!” Magazine in 2015 and 2016 as well as being voted `#3 for best educator`on UK Drummies awards in 2017. She also made it two- times ‘#2 best fusion drummer’ by “Modern Drummer Magazine” and most recently she won ‘#1 for best Clinician / Educator’ on “MusicRadar”.

With her most recent project NEVELL, Anika pulled together a group of three energetic and passionate musicians to help turn her music into a spectacular live show.

Tickets for The UK Drum Show 2020 are available now from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-uk-drum-show-2020-tickets-74402262169