Sunday 19th of February 2023 at the Lighthouse, Poole at 1pm, the longstanding and established event ‘Young Drummer Of The Year’ hosted and organised by Mike Dolbear, returns for its 21st year, brings finalists together for the competition finale.
The inaugural competition kicked off in October 2001 when a story was posted on the mikedolbear.com website, inviting young drummers aged 16 and under from around the UK to enter the first annual Young Drummer of the Year competition. The competition was put together to give the country’s young drumming talent a national and indeed international platform, which we hope will be the first steps in their musical career.
Mike talking about YDOTY 2023 ahead of this years competition.
Since then, the event has seen tremendous growth. It has established itself as an internationally recognised event, attracting an ever-increasing number of entries and seeing the very best in terms of drumming talent. Sponsorship from various high-profile companies has meant that the competition has continued to improve, both in terms of popularity and scale of production.