NAMM International announces the return of the World’s Fastest Drummer Contest. This event will be sponsored by Church’s Chicken and will take place during Summer NAMM at Music City Center in Nashville, TN, July 9–12.
The contest, which consists of two categories, Fastest Hands and Fastest Feet, will be held each day on the World’s Fastest Drummer lobby stage at the Music City Center starting at 11 am Thursday, July 9, with heats continuing through 1 pm on Music Industry Day, Saturday, July 11. The top ten Fastest Hands and top ten Fastest Feet will compete in a Finals Battle of both categories held at 2 pm, Saturday, July 11.
The Thursday and Friday preliminaries are for NAMM members only. Saturday is open to the public with a NAMM Music Industry Day ticket. WFD will have public preliminaries starting at 10 am and running until 1 pm. The World Finals Battle is at 2 pm Saturday, July 11.
WFD Extreme Sport Drumming has been a feature on The Warped Tour, OzzFest, and most major networks including ESPN, FOX Sports, MTV, VH1, ABC, BBC, PBS, and CNN. WFD The Game produced well over 1.5 million plays for MTV’s Addicting Games in its first ninety days. WFD is the official ruling and certification organization for Guinness World Records.
Contestants should sign in at World’s Fastest Drummer Contest stage area located at the Level 3, A1 lobby of the Music City Center starting the morning of Thursday, July 11.
Additional sponsors for this year’s WFD World Finals include Vic Firth, Sabian, Remo, Axis, and Modern Drummer.