We will lead two groups of Games Makers and wear our iconic Lightbulb Blue Bowler Hat costumes, underlining this year's parade motto Hats Off to London.
A group of drummers went to the parade's media launch on 5th December and joined other participants for a flamboyant photo shoot, which is available on Facebook.
The London New Year's Day Parade is the world's biggest parade of its kind with about 6,000 participants and about half a million people lining the streets. The parade is broadcast to a global TV audience of about 10 million people.
- London New Year's Day Parade website
- London New Year's Day Parade Facebook page
- Media Launch press release
The Pandemonium Drummers were originally put together by London 2012 Ceremonies for the Pandemonium segment of Danny Boyle's spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, the volunteer drummers kept on performing at a variety of events.
Based on their extensive training, they performed at other Opening Ceremonies, including the UEFA Champions League Final 2013, the FA Cup Final 2014, and the Heineken Cup Final 2014, and at a variety of large and small festivals as well as sports and community events. The Pandemonium Drummers are a returning act in London's major parades, including the London New Years' Day Parade, St Patrick's Day Parade, and the Lord Mayor's Show, and they coined Cheer Drumming, supporting runners at major sports events across the capital and beyond. The Pandemonium Drummers have supported the Special Olympics, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and a wide range of other charities.
The Pandemonium Drummers are a constituted association with charitable aims, and are working on a non-profit basis as volunteers.
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