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Two Years Ago: The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

On 27th July 2012, the world watched a revolutionary storytelling concept for an Olympic Opening Ceremony, masterminded by Danny Boyle, unfold in the bowl of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London.

The Industrial Revolution segment was the moment the Pandemonium Drummers appeared for the first time.

None of us expected to be drumming the same buckets two years later.

Last year, we reminisced about the big day in three blog posts:

Last year, we also returned to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for a performance close to the Olympic Stadium:
This year, we again return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for a performance even closer to the Olympic Stadium - we are performing at the Great British Carnival!

The Great British Carnival in the Olympic Park

Join us at 12.30 in the Drum Circle area for a demonstration of our sound and how our rhythms are built up.

At 14.15, we will be in the Music Room area, where we will relive the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony with a rendition of the Industrial Revolution sound track And I Will Kiss.

As this is a carnival event, we will also play the Panda Samba!


ABOUTPandemonium Drummers

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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