A Trommelkonig (Drummer King) competition is also held every year by the city's Fasnacht Committee.
Basel drumming style is militaristic, derived from the military drumming drills of Swiss soldiers dating back to the Middle Ages.
While he waited for medical attention he told the audience: 'Hey, ladies and gentlemen, I love you too motherf******. I think I really broke leg.'He added: 'So look, you have my promise, right now, that the Foo Fighters, we're gonna come back and finish the show.This was the template for the next 40 years of music. They were certainly the foundation for what I do and Ringo seemed to be the foundation of The Beatles. The city is said to have over 3,000 active drummers at any one time.These drummers perform at traditional events such as Fasnacht, the Vogel Gryff, Charivari, and various parades associated with the city's guilds.