Oxford Torch Relay Party
6 June 2012, 05:00
20,000 free tickets will be available from 9am for the Torch Relay Evening Celebration in Oxford on Monday 9 July.
After the relay snakes across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire on 9 July, The Olympic Flame will finish its day at Oxford's South Park for the LOCOG Evening Celebration
The evening will include performances from the band Young Guns and break-dancers Twist & Pulse from Britain's Got Talent.
As the LOCOG stage show finishes at approximately 7.30pm, Festive Oxford 2012 gets started, where you will be entertained by local, national and international artists.
The festival has been organised by Oxford City Council and Children's International Arts Organisation (CIAO), and will include international acts such as Vilentango, a tango/rock fusion band from Argentina and Ugar Purple Spider Dance Team from Australia.
There will be national acts such as Olympic legacy project Festive Road Tea Party and comedy performances from the likes of Fraser Hooper.
You will also be treated to a host of local acts and demonstrations of activities such as Trampolining, a swim bench, Shoot a hoop and Tennis Zone stalls.
The finale of the evening event is an hour long performance of the Tree of Light.
It is one of three performances that will take place across the Thames Valley this summer. It will bring together 850 singers, dancers and power-generating cyclists - all performing around a central "Tree of Light" sculpture.
Councillor Bob Price, Leader of Oxford City Council, says:
"Having the Olympic Torch in Oxford will be a once in a lifetime experience and we expect it to live in the memory for many years to come.
"It will be carried through Blackbird Leys, then down the length of the Cowley Road and through St Clement's, then arriving finally at South Park for the evening celebration events.
"People from all over the city and the surrounding area are welcome to line the route and to be part of the Olympic Torch Relay celebration.
"We are saluting the dedication of sportspeople from all over world in reaching the heights of achievement in their chosen discipline, and the courage of the Paralympians who have had to battle against adversity to reach these Games.
"I would like to encourage everyone to come out to line the streets and welcome the inspirational torchbearers to the city."
Anyone with an Oxford City postcode can get up to four tickets per household for the free event.
Visit Ticketmaster or call 0844 844 0444 for free tickets.
On Tuesday 10 July, the torch will make its way from Oxford to Reading. All 20,000 tickets for Reading's evening celebration at the Madejski stadium have already been snapped up.