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5 Years of Pandemonium Drummers!

Today is our fifth birthday!

It is of course the anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, for which we were formed.

London 2012 was the incredible starting point that did not just forge the Olympic rings magnificently, but also us as an amateur voluntary drumming group, with professional aspirations.

We would never have imagined, however, that five years on we would still be drumming in Opening Ceremonies, at festivals, in parades, at community events, on TV, in video shoots, for sports events, for cultural events, at weddings, at funerals, at corporate events, for volunteers, and at a variety of other events.

But here we are in 2017, the year we returned to London's iconic Olympic Stadium (for the World Para Athletics Championships), and we are going strong - we even made our own song and music video last year: Champion!

Introducing: The PD Timeline

This is an excellent time to take stock, so we started a multimedia timeline.
See below or click on the link for a full screen view.

It is still needs to be populated with all details, but you can already browse the first year of our existence in all its glory.

Here's to the next 5 years - best wishes to all fellow London 2012 Ceremonies Volunteer Performers, to the London 2012 Ceremonies creatives and operatives, to the London 2012 Games Makers & London Ambassadors, to all organisations and individuals who supported us, and to all who enjoyed the ceremonies, particularly the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony - watch it again here!

PD Timeline - Full Screen View

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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