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Big Beat 2017 drums to 5pm close

50 hours of drumming continues at Villa

We're heading into the last few hours of Big Beat 2017 - as a team of six drummers play to a close after 50 hours of continuous playing at the Villa Marina.   

Big Beat group Andy James, Steve Leach, Noa Egelnick, Jonny Peacock, Ben O'Hare and Martin Rigby are still at it, hammering to beats in unison in the Promenade Suite.

They've have been busy raising money for Craig's Heartstrong Foundation - which raises awareness of heart issues, provides free health checks and installs defibrillators across the Island.

From midday, the team will continue drumming to their own playlist, after a busy 12 hours; going up against the Island's best DJs.

Then, Manx Pipe and Drums will make an appearance to perform the Manx National Anthem, followed by a compilation playlist of favourite weekend tracks.

The team say they're counting on public support and donations, as the marathon nears its 5pm conclusion.

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