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London 2012: Tickets for Dover torch celebration

  • 31 May 2012
  • From the section Kent

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.

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.

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