Olympic Torch Relay Celebration In Weymouth

Last week to collect wristbands for the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration

It's the last week for people who successfully booked wristbands for the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration on Weymouth Beach to collect them from their selected Tourist Information Centre.

The final deadline for collecting wristbands is 4pm on Friday 29 June.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council has confirmed that any not collected by this deadline will be made available to the general public to ensure that every ticket available is allocated and used.

Full details of how and when people will be able to apply for any wristbands being put back on general release will be announced via Twitter @sailing_2012 and at www.dorsetforyou.com/2012torchtickets during the first week of July.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's Brief Holder for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Ian Bruce said:

"We were delighted at how quickly the tickets for this unique event were all booked and at how popular it is proving to be. There are only a few days left now for people to pick up their wristbands. Any that are not collected by 4pm on Friday 29 June will be re-distributed, and people who missed out on getting tickets originally will have a second chance to get some.

"As we did with the initial distribution, we will publicise the process for applying for these tickets on our website and through the local media."

Tickets for the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration were launched on the council's website at 7am on Tuesday 12 June and were all booked in just over two hours.

The free celebration on the beach will take place on Thursday 12 July and will include a variety of family entertainment staged by LOCOG, the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council.

The two-and-a-half hour show will include performances from chart-topping rapper Wretch 32, provided by Coca-Cola, and dance act and Britain's Got Talent finalists Twist & Pulse, provided by Samsung. There will also be two ten-minute slots of locally-programmed entertainment, including a drumming spectacular involving local children from the 'Moving Tides' carnival, the bands Weapons of Sound, Magic Drum Orchestra and B-Sharp plus the audience.

For more information about this event please visit www.dorsetforyou.com/2012torchtickets