Olympic Celebration Tickets Released Tomorrow
The free tickets for the Olympic Celebration at Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday 13 June will be released tomorrow. The party comes at the end of the Edinburgh leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.
The party, one of 66 Olympic relay evening celebrations, is being staged by LOCOG and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Bank of Scotland and Samsung - with support from the City of Edinburgh Council.
Each Presenting Partners will provide 20 minute slots of entertainment for the event: Emeli Sandé, presented by Coca-Cola, will headline the celebrations followed by acrobatic performances brought by Bank of Scotland and dance performances staged by Samsung.
The Council will also present two ten-minute slots of locally-programmed entertainment during the evening celebration. The BIG Project’s Youth Choir will be joined onstage by Scottish musical talent, including Kim Edgar and Karine Polwart, to reprise a selection of songs from their recent Celtic Connections and Usher Hall performances. The second, ten minute slot will bring the evening event to a close.
Sponsored activities will include having your photograph taken with the London 2012 Torch and other Olympic-related activities.
Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
Lynne Halfpenny, Head of Culture and Sport for the City of Edinburgh Council, said; “This will be a truly special free event showcasing some of the best local talent that Scotland, and Edinburgh, have to offer. With the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle for the celebrations, this will be an unmissable event and a fantastic way to welcome the Olympic Torch to Scotland’s capital.”
Seb Coe, Chair of LOCOG, said: “The evening celebrations give the whole family a chance to share the excitement of the Olympic Games as we countdown to the Opening Ceremony.
“The event in Edinburgh is set for an exciting line-up, including performances from talented local people who will give each celebration a distinct feel. I am looking forward to the series of 66 evening celebrations showing how diverse the UK’s cultural life is as the eyes of the world turn our way.”
Tickets will be free of charge to the public and are limited to six per household. A small postage fee of around £0.80 will apply to each ticket.
Tickets can be obtained through Ticketmaster or by calling 08444999990 from 9am on Tuesday 8 May.
Doors for the evening celebration will open at 5pm with the show starting at 6pm.
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