• Lennox Sharpe and Leon Thomas performed at The Troxy, London
  • My Panyard was made an official partner of the Department for Children, Schools and Families Tune In - Year of Music
  • RASPO competed at Panorama for the first time


  • The G-Pans were used in Panorama
  • UK Steelpan Educator's & Tutor's Association (SEPTA) was formed
  • Augustine Leith 'Pepe' Francis was awarded an M.B.E
  • Steelbands were banned from the Leeds carnival parade
  • Michelle Huggins-Watts became the first female to win Panorama (medium category) 


  • 'Archbishop of Pan' and 'Aunty Pat' written in memory of the late Pat Bishop
  • Memorial concerts held in the UK and Trinidad in memory of the late Geraldine Connor
  • Scotland's first Steelband Festival  
  • 1000 Pans - The largest steelband to date - Pannists from all over the UK performed at the Jubilee Gardens as a musical tribute to the passing of the Olympic torch from London to Rio de Janeiro
  • Sangeet Speelpan Examinations launched in the UK
  • Pan-Jam Steelband, Cambridge, was formed


  • Groovy Soca competition was introduced to Panorama
  • Panorama was dedicated to the memory of the late Bertie Marshall
  • The last Panorama in its current format
  • Steel Pan Trust (London) was formed
  • Spangle Pans, Norfolk, was formed


  • The first International Panorama competition is won by Len 'Boogsie' Sharpe and Phase II
  • Nostalgia Traditional Steelband @50 
  • The official build-up to Notting Hill Carnival's 50th anniversary started
  • The University of the West Indies Steelpan Newspaper Collection is launched
  • Real Steel became the third steelband to win Panorama for three successive years
  • The first Berkshire Steelband Festival was held
  • The first Classorama Schools Steelband Competition (London) was held
  • Wycombe Steel Orchestra (SV2G) performed at the Houses of Parliament
  • SteelStrum (steelpan and guitar combo) won the first Perfect Pitch competition in London
  • Ebony East Steelband Academy, London, was formed
  • Vanessa Headley became the first female to compose, sing and arrange a tune for Panorama with 'Pan in d Galaxy' 
  • The first International Conference and Panorama (ICP) was held in Trinidad
  • Ebony Steelband, London, represented the UK at the ICP competition and were placed 9th
  • Massy Trinidad All Stars won the ICP competition
  • Steel of Stoke, Stoke, was formed
  • Northern Steel Orchestra (North East) was formed and won the UK Junior Panorama competition at their first attempt 
  • Pan Parade Steelband, Portsmouth, was formed
  • Northern Steel Network (NSN) was formed to support steelbands in the North East of England
  • Northburn Steelbands was formed to support steelbands in Northumberland
  • Steel Pan Trust celebrates 10 years of Pan Clash
  • Mangrove Steel Orchestra wins the UK Panorama Steelpan Competition for the 10th time.
  • Tam Bam Steel Orchestra, Southwark, London was formed
  • The Trinidad Panorama Single Pan finals were held in November for the first time.