London 2012: Tickets for Dover torch celebration

Related Stories

A ballot for free tickets to a show celebrating the Olympic torch's overnight stay in Dover has opened.

The show on 18 July will feature hip hop stars Rizzle Kicks, as well as local children and dancers.

People can register for tickets on Dover council's website, with recipients randomly selected with local residents given priority.

During the show, the Olympic Torch Relay will be working its way around Dover, before arriving on the stage.

At the end of the evening a firework display by Kent-based pyrotechnicians, The World Famous, will combine five local choirs with fireworks across Dover Harbour.

London 2012 Olympic torch relay

Torch relay graphic relay graphic

Search maps, check street routes and join in 70 days of live coverage in video, stories and pictures

The Olympic flame's first stop in Kent will be when it is carried through Tunbridge Wells on 17 July as part of the Brighton to Hastings leg.

It will then arrive in Hamstreet at 10:30 BST on 18 July to begin its journey through the county, visiting Dover Castle and the Channel Tunnel on the same day.

On 19 July, the relay will begin in Deal before visiting Canterbury Cathedral and the Turner Contemporary Gallery.

And on the following day the relay will start in Maidstone at 06:42 and visit Mote Park.

During the 10-week relay, the torch will be carried by 8,000 torchbearers and will travel about 8,000 miles.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Kent



Min. Night 10 °C


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.