Yamato - The Drummers of Japan

Yamato - The Drummers of Japan

Following their hugely successful tour in 2017, the Yamato Drummers are back in Australia by popular demand.

Their acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have captivated audiences of over 7 million people in 54 countries across the globe.

In their brand new show "Passion", the drummers challenge and push themselves to their absolute limits.

Yamato will leave audiences exhilarated by this visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive show.

A group of dozens of players start their performance by hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy. Their live performances are so full of intensity that they make people’s bodies jump and their hearts race faster.

Audiences are overwhelmed by the beat of the music, as their bodies are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds. This group, from beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan, is able to exhibit great originality and innovation through this traditional Japanese musical instrument, the wadaiko (Japanese drum).

Yamato was formed in 1993, debuting at a Shinto shrine festival in the group's hometown with their original song "Hyu-ga" (The sunrise). Since then, they have been invited to 54 countries around the world, playing in more than 3,500 performances, and attracting 6 million viewers.

"Pure energy meets spiritual high" - The Scotsman

"A genuinely theatrical experience delivered with balletic grace & infectious humour" - The Times

"They are exuberant performers, leaping from drum to drum. It’s energetic, noisy, varied and exhilarating." - The Independent

Pre-order Antipasto Platters
Antipasto Platters

  • $30 Share platter for 2 (including 2 beverages)
  • $18 Share platter for 2 (platter only)
  • $16 Platter for 1 (including 1 beverage)
  • $10 Platter for 1 (platter only)

Why not make your experience complete and enjoy an Antipasto Platter, available at pre-show and interval. Platter with smoked cheddar, gouda cheese, green stuffed olives, char-grilled capsicum, salami and water crackers. (GF and vegetarian options available). Beverage choices: House wine, domestic beers, basic spirits, water or soft drink.

Pre-purchase > Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm on the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 12pm.

Please note > You are not able to take food or drink into the auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue 1 hour prior to show time, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it.  Alternatively, if arriving late, just let our bar staff know that you’d like to pick up the platter from our Interval Drinks table at interval.

Collection > Platters will be available for collection at the Bar.

Buy at the event > Platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (where applicable).

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Photo credit: Hiroshi Seo

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Purchase Tickets

1 August, 2019
07:30 pm
MECC Auditorium

$42 Adult
$38 Friend/MECC Card
$38 Concession
$22 Student
$22 Child U12
$35 Group 6+

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