Ipswich: Queues For Olympic Flame Tickets

23 May 2012, 13:32 | Updated: 23 May 2012, 17:36

Heart's being told that all the tickets for the Olympic Flame celebrations in Ipswich on the 5th June were allocated this morning to queues of hundreds.

Christchurch Park is set to receive thousands of people to enjoy the celebrations to welcome the Olympic Flame to the town, where they will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment staged by LOCOG and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - with support from Ipswich Borough Council.

Locally-programmed entertainment including young people from DanceEast and Aldeburgh Music, along with entertainment from the Presenting Partners live music act ‘Morning Parade’, as well as acrobatic and dance performances.

The audience will also be able to get involved with the festivities courtesy of Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung, and have their photos taken with the torch itself. Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day will light a celebration cauldron on stage, which will let the audience see the Olympic Flame.

Ipswich Borough Council is telling Heart that more than 6,000 tickets were made available from 8am this morning and were gone within hours. 

The council has also announced that 5,000 more tickets will be made available to local schools and voluntary sports clubs, but for those that aren't eligible and for those who didn't manage to get tickets this morning; there will still be the opportunity to join in with the celebrations. 

Ipswich Borough Council has organised for there to be five other entertainment hotspots along the Olympic Flame route, as well as a big screen just outside of the park replaying all the action. 

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