Under the direction of Hamish Jenkinson and led again by London 2012 drum co-ordinator Mike Dolbear, a 320-strong army of shield-batting drummers represented pawns, enacting a chess game between the Munich and Dortmund managers on the turf in Wembley.
The scene also featured archers, medieval knights, flagbearers and two giant gladiators, as well as Joey, the life-size horse puppet from the theatre show War Horse.
Most of the cast were performers from the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. The drummers also included a few Working Men and Women, who ripped out the turf in the Olympic Stadium in July 2012, and we welcomed Stephen in our ranks, a special young man who fulfilled one of his bucket list items with us - read more about Stephen's Story on Facebook.
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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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