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Olympic Torch relay - Song for Dover

PUBLISHED: 13:45 30 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:26 20 February 2013

Tickets for the evening Torch Relay celebration stage show in Dover, which includes a performance from chart toppers Rizzle Kicks, are available by ballot from 31 May

OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY EVENING CELEBRATION


SONG FOR DOVER


As excitement around the Olympic Torch Relay builds, Dover District Council is pleased to confirm that tickets for the evening celebration stage show in Dover, which includes a performance from chart toppers Rizzle Kicks, will be available by ballot from 31 May.


Tickets will be awarded by ballot, and you can register online from 9am on 31 May to midnight on 14 June. Tickets will be managed by Ticketmaster - and will be available through www.ticketmaster.co.uk


Recipients will be selected at random (although priority is given to Dover District residents) and all applicants, whether successful or not, will be informed by Ticketmaster between 15 and 18 June. Tickets will be free, however a small administration fee will apply.


The evening celebration - Song for Dover - is produced by a partnership between Dover District Council, Arts Council England, The World Famous and Kent County Council.


The stage show is organised by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.


The stage show on Dover Seafront on 18 July starts at approximately 5.30pm and runs until around 8pm, and includes:




  • 20 minutes of local entertainment, including: the song Pass the Passion written and sung by children from a range of local schools; the Snowdown Colliery Male Choir; and local cheerleading squads the Vista Twisters and CJs

  • Lloyds TSB bringing 20 minutes of stunning acrobatic performances

  • Samsung staging 20 minutes of amazing dance performances

  • Coca-Cola showcasing 20 minutes of the hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks

  • The last torchbearer of the day lighting a celebration cauldron.



Each household will be able to apply for up to five tickets, and any under 16-year-olds will need to be accompanied by an adult at the event.


But unsuccessful applicants wont miss out, there are plenty of activities to enjoy


During the stage show the Olympic Torch Relay will be working its way around Dover, before arriving on the stage. This is a fantastic opportunity for residents and visitors to line the streets and welcome the Olympic Flame to Dover.


To round off this unique event, a spectacular firework finale, open to everyone, will be held on the seafront to celebrate the Olympic Flame and the area. This specially commissioned show created by Kent-based pyrotechnicians The World Famous, will combine five local choirs - singing new music by Helen Chadwick and Howard Moody with fireworks across Dover Harbour.


For more information on Olympic celebrations in the area, please call 01304 821199 or see www.dover.gov.uk/london2012

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