The four large-scale, free-ticketed special evening celebrations will be held in Cardiff’s Cooper’s Field on May 25th, Glasgow’s George Square on June 8th, Temple Newsam Park in Leeds on June 24th, and Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham on June 30th. Each event will be headlined by one of the UK’s foremost music acts, with the full line up to be confirmed later this spring.
As a Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay,
James Williams, Director, Olympic Torch Relay,
“London 2012 represents the most ambitious sponsorship activity in our 84 year history as a Worldwide Olympic partner. We know that music brings people together in celebration and we’re delighted that by fusing music and sport, we’re giving young people even more opportunities to participate in the magic of London 2012. We’re calling on everyone to register for tickets for the four special city events so that they can come down and Move to the Beat in celebration of the local Future Flames who have carried the Olympic Flame through their community.”
These exciting events mark the next step in
Details of the full line ups of the Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham events will be announced in due course. To register for the chance to get free tickets, please visit http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/coca-colacelebrations.
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About the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebrations
To register for the chance to get free tickets for the Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds or Birmingham Evening Celebrations, please visit http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/coca-colacelebrations.
Further details about the 61 Evening Celebrations, including how to attend are currently being finalised. More information will be available through www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay nearer to the start of the Olympic Torch Relay.
Coca-Cola is using its sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic Games to shine a light on the best of British youth by recognising, rewarding and inspiring the young people who use their passions to help make Britain Burn Brighter. As a Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, we are rewarding those who have made a positive contribution to their local communities and the environment with a once in a lifetime opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame. As part of this commitment,
What is the Olympic Torch Relay?
The Olympic Flame is one of the enduring symbols of the Olympic Games, representing peace, unity and friendship. As it is carried around the UK for the Olympic Torch Relay it will bring the spirit of the Games to everyone.
Lit in Olympia, Greece, in a traditional ceremony, the Olympic Flame will be taken on a short relay in Greece before arriving in the UK on 18th May 2012.
On a 70-day journey across the UK, the Flame will be carried by 8,000 Torchbearers, generating excitement as it makes its way to London and the Opening Ceremony of the Games. The Flame will come within a one-hour journey for 95 per cent of the population of the UK – with entertainment, shows and concerts marking its arrival at each stop.
What is an Olympic Torchbearer?
Olympic Torchbearers will run one leg (approximately 300 metres) of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, which takes place between 19th May and 27th July 2012.
Coca-Cola has awarded Torchbearer places to nominees who, in the opinion of a panel of judges, most deserve to carry the Olympic Flame.
Olympic Football in Glasgow
Glasgow is a Host Venue for the Olympic Football Tournament and eight matches will kick-off at the city’s Hampden Stadium on the 25th, 26th & 28th July and 1st & 3rd August. Ticket information can be found at: http://www.london2012.com/hampden-park