The International Drummer Festival 2016 aims to put percussionists in the limelight, and help budding drummers hone their skills.

Book now for comic Iglesias, drum festival, and Canadian twins Tegan and Sara

Tickets on sale now for inaugural percussion festival, funnyman Gabriel Iglesias, and the pop sisters from Canada

Barry Chung

Gabriel Iglesias – #Fluffy Breaks Even

With sold-out shows across the United States and ever increasing appearances on film and television, it’s only a matter of time before the one known as Fluffy becomes the most popular Iglesias in show biz. Well, maybe in the United States, anyway. Catch the comic genius and vocal chameleon as he brings the laughs to Hong Kong for one night only this summer.

Gabriel Iglesias.

June 8, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau, HK$688-HK$888 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2922 8288

Tegan and Sara.

Tegan and Sara

Last month’s debut of the synth-heavy Boyfriend confirmed that the Canadian music veterans are staying full on pop for the foreseeable future. Watch the twin sisters in their highly anticipated return to Hong Kong, in support of their upcoming album, Love You to Death.

July 28, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Dr, Kowloon Bay, HK$588 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6218

Damian Erskine will be attending the International Drummer Festival 2016.

International Drummer Festival 2016

Percussion has always taken a back seat to other instruments in the composition of band music. That’s something organisers of this inaugural five-day festival hope to change by uniting drummers from different musical genres to share the spotlight typically reserved for vocalists and guitarists. A number of drumming workshops and clinics will be held for those hoping to sharpen and fine-tune their skills.

June 8-12, various times, venues and prices. Tickets available at Urbtix and/or Cityline. Inquiries: [email protected]