Dizzee Rascal, You Me At Six to play Olympic celebration shows

Plus Friendly Fires and more - register for free tickets!

Photographer:Trevor Eales

Chris Eustace - 27 March 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Special City Celebrations will visit five cities as the Olympic flame makes it way to London to herald the beginning of the Games.

The first stop is at Cardiff Cooper’s Field on 25 May where You Me At Six, Emeli Sandé, and Kids In Glass Houses will play, while Eliza Doolittle, Emeli Sandé and General Fiasco will play Glasgow’s George Square on June 8.

Leeds’ Temple Newsam Park will host Friendly Fires, Tribes and Little Comets on June 24, while an event will also take place in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park on June 30, though no acts are yet confirmed.

Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, Mark Ronson, Katy B, Eliza Doolittle, You Me At Six, Rizzle Kicks, Wretch 32, Morning Parade, Loick Essien and Little Comets will then play the Torch Relay Finale in Hyde Park, London on July 26.

Tickets for the regional dates are free, with tickets distributed via a ballot fans can register for until 10pm on Wednesday 11 April.

Tickets for the London show are priced at £15, and go on sale from 9am on Thursday 29th March.

Entrants to the free events will be placed into a ballot and ticket winners will be allocated four tickets. Winners will receive an email from Ticketmaster explaining how to claim your free tickets. A proportion of tickets will be reserved for those living in the local areas. Only one registration per person will be accepted.

There are no age restrictions for registration, however if you will be 15 or under at the time of the event you will need to be accompanied by someone who is 18 or over. No more than three under 16s can be accompanied by any one adult.

Click here to register for the Olympic Torch Relay Celebrations.

The shows are the latest to be announced to celebrate the Olympics. Blur, New Order and The Specials are confirmed to play the Olympic closing ceremony concert in London’s Hyde Park on 12 August, while acts are still to be announced for the Opening ceremony show at the same venue, which takes place on 27 July,


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