London 2012: Olympic torch celebration event in Dover

New-look esplanade in Dover
Image caption The evening will end with a fireworks display on the seafront

Tickets for an event to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic torch relay in Dover in July are to be made available by ballot.

The stageshow on Dover seafront will start at about 17:30 BST on 18 July will include a performance by Brighton hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks.

Also performing will be acrobats, dancers and a male voice choir.

Applications for tickets can be made between 09:00 BST on 31 May and midnight on 14 June.

During the stage show the relay will be working its way around Dover and the last torchbearer of the day will light a celebratory cauldron.

Dover District Council said: "Tickets will be managed by Ticketmaster. Recipients will be selected at random although priority is given to Dover District residents."

"Tickets will be free, however a small administration fee will apply."

The evening will end with a firework display on the seafront, open to everyone, accompanied by new music by Helen Chadwick and Howard Moody, sung by five local choirs.

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