Welcome to the Pandemonium Drummers!

Charitable amateur performance group of ordinary people doing extraordinary things:

Community events, parades, festivals, happenings, specatulars, stadium performances.
We started life as the Volunteer Drummers in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Big developments ahead in the coming months!

St Pandemonium Drummers' Patrick's Day

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies Volunteer Cast made a big appearance in London's St Patrick's Day Parade from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square.

Volunteer Performers from various Ceremonies segments dotted the parade in multiple positions, and one of them was of course taken by us, the Pandemonium Drummers.

This time we featured our London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Athlete's Parade Marshalling costume with the green-white grass tops - a perfect outfit for the celebration of Ireland's primary patron saint!

Rainy Rehearsal Reminiscence

We also donned the original London 2012 transparent rain capes, almost replicating the conditions of Rainy Tuesday, a particularly dire rehearsal day in the Olympic Stadium, which is featured on the London 2012 Opening Ceremony Explorer page - an experience implanted in our minds forever, but also one of the foundations of our famous team bond.

Olympic Astro-Turf

Our friends from the Pandemonium segment, the Working Men and Women, were allocated a different position in the parade, and they showcased their brand-new Pandemonium Performers banner - and a roll of Olympic astro-turf from the Opening Ceremony!

Photographer Elsie, a Pandemonium Drummer herself, captured the best moments of the parade on her Demotix page, including performers from other London 2012 Ceremonies.

Photo credits: Top photo by Iris Yau, second photo by Vilma Laryea

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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