About Us


We were founded in 2001 to perform at the Lammas Festival to accompany the Eastbourne Giants, 'Herne the Hunter' and 'Andred', Saxon Goddess of the Weald.
Since then we have grown from a small group to a troupe in excess of 40 members who perform at over 30 events a year.

We are always seeking new avenues where we can share our contagious, powerful, tribal-esque rhythms and entertain the masses.

A few of our drummers can be seen in the Dizzee Rascal Video for Dirtee Cash filmed in Autumn 2009, and one of our drummers can be seen in the award winning Florence And The Machine Video for Dog Days 2010.

In the early days we had a lot of support from Section 5, a drumming group based in Hastings.
In recognition of this we have renamed one of the tunes that we borrowed we call it "Section 5 Medley".
The Pentacle Drummers' main livery has always been green and red. Our tatter coats and face paint help lend a theatrical touch to events.
At the Herstmonceux Medieval Festival we enter into the spirit of the events by adopting full medieval attire.
At bonfires we adopt a much darker look. You will recognise us by our more sombre black gothic costumes and makeup.

We played an amazing gig at the Big Garden Party on 4th June 2012, below is a review of our set:

"Filling the gap before Alex The Great started, The Pentacle Drummers were a sight to behold; displaying more energy than most of the bands combined they were draped in the colours and flavours of the earth.
A group of nearly twenty people, the drummers were astounding; standing in a semi-circle they worked through several routines, and displayed remarkable ability and timekeeping en masse."
© Andrew Nicholls 2012.
Taken from here

We are a non-denominational, non-political and non-profit making group.

Pentacle at Glastonbury

Pentacle In "Dirtee Cash"

Greg In "Dog Days"