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Beefing up Scissor Sisters show!

Glam-pop icons Scissor Sisters called on Area 51 to beef up their tremendous Tower Of London summer festival extravaganza...

The American band asked Area 51 to design, build and supply a pair of giant Beefeater dance characters to join them on stage for the finale of their show at this year's BT River Of Music Festival staged at London's historic tourist attraction.

And staff at Area 51 had only 48 hours notice to create the characters from scratch in time for the mega gig in front of several thousands of punters in the UK capital.

The pai of larger-than-life Beefeaters joined Ana Matronic, Jake Shears, Babydaddy, Del Marquis and Randy Real during the climax to the group's riotously-received show when they performed 'Music Is The Victim' as an encore.

Area 51 staff built the nine-foot tall characters based on the historic Yeoman Warders who are the ceremonial guardians of the Tower Of London and they came complete with eye-catching costumes and wielding huge pikes which fired out jets of CO2.

The gig itself was held on the 'Americas Stage' which was sited in the moat of the Tower and was one of six different stages built as part of the BT-sponsored festival along the River Thames. The other stages were sited at Battersea Park, Trafalgar Square, Somerset House, the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich and the London Pleasure Gardens in the Docklands in the run up to the launch of the 2012 Olympic Games held in London.

A spokesman for Area 51 said: "The band loved the Beefeaters and they made quite an impact!

"It was quite a big ask for us to get this sorted at such short notice but we were delighted with the result and happy to be part of such a great show."

The event marked the latest collaboration between the chart-topping Scissor Sisters and Area 51 over a period of several years.

To see the Area 51 Beefeaters join the Scissor Sisters on stage follow the link below: