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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 15:13 PM

Meinl's Second International Drum Festival, Mexico City, July 13, 2011

Meinl cymbals and percussion is proud to announce that the company's second international Meinl Drum Festival will take place at the Teatro Metropolitan in Mexico City on July 13, 2011. Meinl will produce the festival in cooperation with Gonher distribuidora, Meinl’s distributor in Mexico.

"After the huge success of our first international Meinl Drum Festival in Moscow in 2009, it was just a matter of time until the second one was going to follow," says Meinl's festival organizer Norbert Saemann. "After discussing this possibility with our Mexican distributor, we were confident that it could become another groundbreaking event. During my visit to Mexico City in September of this year and seeing the Teatro Metropolitan, I was positive that we will be able to accomplish something the Mexican drum community has never experienced before. I am really excited to turn this idea into reality and am ready to work very hard for the success of our second international Meinl Drum Festival."

"We are proud to be the host for the 2011 Meinl Drum Festival in Mexico City," explains Gonher's Jorge Gonzales. "Bringing such a world-class and prestigious festival to our home country is a great honor for us. We are looking forward to that experience."

Norbert Saemann continues, "I'm currently working on putting the line up together. Meinl artists who have been invited include Ozzy Osbourne's Tommy Clufetos, Prince's drummer Chris Coleman, Derek Roddy, Thomas Lang and a few others. We will also invite some of our national Mexican endorsers of course."

News about the 2011 Meinl Drum Festival’s progress will be posted regularly on meinldrumfestival.com. A dedicated Facebook Fanpage has also been created and can be accessed at facebook.com/meinldrumfestival.