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!

One Gig Per Week: Our Past Year

In May each year we run our Annual General Meeting and review our achievements.

In our third year after the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, we are still going strong:
Three Wembley Stadium performances, trips to iconic venues in Cardiff and Gateshead, TV appearances, theatrical spectacles, and plenty of other small and big events across the country, though mostly in and around London.

On average, we performed almost once per week last year at international, national, regional and local events - no gig is too big, no gig is too small, the only constraint is our availability.

We will report on highlights of the past year over the coming weeks, so for now, we proudly present the list of our gigs from May 2014 until May 2015.

No signs of slowing down, we have got a legacy to continue:
London 2012.
  1. Saturday, 3 May 2014:
    Beltain Wicker Man Festival
    Butser Hill, Hampshire
  2. Friday, 9 May 2014:
    Goodenough College, London
  3. Saturday, 17 May 2014:
    FA Cup Final Opening Ceremony
    Wembley Stadium, London
  4. Sunday, 18 May 2014:
    Football Conference Promotion Playoff Final
    Wembley Stadium, London
  5. Friday, 23 May 2014:
    Last ever Heineken Cup Final Opening Ceremony
    Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
  6. Tuesday, 27 May 2014:
    Paul O'Grady Show Opening Act
    ITV Studios, London
  7. Thursday, 29 May 2014:
    Stephen Sutton Funeral Procession
    Lichfield Cathedral
  8. Saturday, 7 June 2014:
    Pandemonium at Hackney1000
    Hackney, London
  9. Sunday, 15 June 2014:
    Run 10 for Mo
    Wimbledon, London
  10. Sunday, 22 June 2014:
    Bushey Lions
    Bushey, Hertfordshire
  11. Saturday, 28 June 2014:
    Thumbs Up for Stephen Summer Ball
    Drayton Manor, Tamworth
  12. Thursday, 3 July 2014:
    London Youth Games Summer Finals Opening Ceremony
    Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London
  13. Sunday, 6 July 2014:
    Independence and Beyond: Drumming for Fire
    Vauxhall, London
  14. Monday, 7 July 2014:
    Tour de France Race Day
    Green Park, London
  15. Saturday, 12 July 2014:
    Our Big Gig
    Ruskin Park, London
  16. Monday, 21 July 2014:
    International FGM Conference Reception
    Lancaster House, London
  17. Tuesday, 22 July 2014:
    International Girl Summit
    Walworth Academy, London
  18. Sunday, 27 July 2014:
    Great British Carnival
    QE Olympic Park
  19. Saturday, 2 August 2014:
    Standon Calling Festival
    Standon, Hertfordshire
  20. Saturday, 9 August 2014:
    Festival of Love
    Royal Festival Hall, London
  21. Wednesday, 20 August 2014:
    Holiday Workshop
    Earls Barton, Northamptonshire
  22. Thursday, 28 August 2014:
    Mo Farah Charity Ball
    Hurlingham Club, London
  23. Saturday, 6 September 2014:
    Call 999 for NHS
    Westminster, London
  24. Saturday, 20 September 2014:
    London City Dash Festival
    City of London
  25. Sunday, 21 September 2014:
    Peace One Day
    Trafalgar Square, London
  26. Sunday, 28 September 2014:
    Pearlies Costermongers Harvest Gathering
    Guildhall, London
  27. Saturday, 4 October 2014:
    Eastbourne Bonfire Parade
  28. Saturday, 11 October 2014:
    ASA - Disability that knows NO limits Launch Party
  29. Sunday, 12 October 2014:
    Half Marathon Cheer Drumming for Barnardos
    Hyde Park, London
  30. Thursday, 16 October 2014:
    Join In Trust Reception
    Admiralty House, London
  31. Wednesday, 5 November 2014:
    Lewes Bonfire Procession and Fireworks
  32. Saturday, 29 November 2014:
    Street Child Ebola Benefit Ball
    Honourable Artillery Company, London
  33. Sunday, 30 November 2014:
    Victorian Festival of Christmas
    Portsmouth Dockyards
  34. Sunday, 7 December 2014:
    Barnet Christmas Parade
    High Barnet, London
  35. Thursday, 1 January 2015:
    London New Year's Day Parade 2015
    Westminster, London
  36. Friday, 6 February 2015:
    Special Olympics Polar Plunge VIP Friday
    QE Olympic Park
  37. Saturday, 7 February 2015:
    Special Olympics Polar Plunge Saturday
    QE Olympic Park
  38. Saturday, 21 February 2015:
    Pandemonium Drumming Workshop 1
    Harrow, London
  39. Tuesday, 3 March 2015:
    Sipho's Send Off Service
    New Eltham, London
  40. Saturday, 7 March 2015:
    Pandemonium Drumming Workshop 2
    Harrow, London
  41. Sunday, 15 March 2015:
    St Patrick's Day Parade
    Westminster, London
  42. Wednesday, 25 March 2015:
    London Youth Games Spring Finals Opening Ceremony
    Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London
  43. Saturday, 18 April 2015:
    Pandemonium Drumming Workshop 3
    Harrow, London
  44. Sunday, 26 April 2015:
    London Marathon Cheer drumming for Barnados
  45. Monday, 4 May 2015:
    Secret Cinema Star Wars Day
    Alexandra Palace, London
  46. Friday, 15 May 2015:
    The Wellbeing Games
    Copper Box, QE Olympic Park
  47. Saturday, 23 May 2015:
    Disability Dilemmas: "It's a little bit funny" Theatre Show
    SAGE Gateshead
  48. Sunday, 24 May 2015:
    Gateshead Special Olympics Fun Day
  49. Sunday, 31 May 2015:
    Great Midlands Fun Run Cheerdrumming for Teenage Cancer
    Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

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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