The Pandemonium Drummers are the Volunteer Drummers from the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. A few minutes after the Bell rang, almost 1,000 drummers entered the field of play to support a dramatic soundtrack to the Pandemonium segment that saw one of the biggest live stage set changes in history, all within the space of 15 minutes. The scene ended with the five Olympic Rings on fire, cast from the iron and steel by the industrial workers. All drummers on the field of play and on the Tor (the hill at the northern end of the Olympic Stadium) were volunteer performers with varying degrees of drumming experience. Some are professional drummers, but most had only little or no contact with drums before the Olympic Ceremony rehearsals. In our performances, we bring back the Olympic spirit to audiences with our drumming and dancing.


Stephan Hale
Mary Impey
Jackie Shirley
Sandy Chui
Diogo Melo de Carvalho
Victoria Baldwin