Big Screen To Show Weymouth Torch Party
9:22am 12th July 2012
(Updated 11:26am 12th July 2012)
If you missed out on a wristband to see the Olympic Torch Relay Celebration on Weymouth Beach tonight, you'll still be able to watch the action.
A large screen is being put on Weymouth Beach so you can see what's going on.
It will be behind the main stage, outside the ticketed area facing up the beach.
It will screen live footage of the arrival of the Torch as well as performances by chart topping wrapper Wretch 32 and Britain's Got Talent Dance Act finalists Twist & Pulse.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's Brief Holder for Tourism and Culture, Councillor Ian Bruce said: "We are delighted to announce that an additional screen will be put up on the beach for the Torch Relay Evening Celebration and that this one will be positioned so that those without wristbands can watch the show."
"It is important to ensure that as many people as possible can be part of our local celebrations for the Olympic Torch Relay. Those not lucky enough to obtain a wristband for the live event may still be able to watch the greatest Olympic show in town. It will be flaming marvellous!"
Gates to the beach site will open at 4pm on Thursday 12 July with the show scheduled to begin from 5.30pm and the Olympic Flame due to arrive by 7.20pm. The Flame will arrive at the beach by rowing gig in the ticketed area before the last Torchbearer of the day will take it up onto the stage and light a celebration cauldron. The official show is scheduled to finish at around 8pm.
The event will be followed by a firework display at 9.30pm over Weymouth Bay.
Weather advice for Torch Relay Evening Celebration on Weymouth Beach
The advice for the Torch Relay Celebration on Weymouth Beach this evening is to dress for wet weather.
Rain is forecast in Weymouth during the afternoon and early evening and those coming to watch the show are being asked to bring appropriate waterproof clothing with them.
Organisers of the Moving Tides Procession, planned to take place at 4pm today, have announced that it is to be rescheduled and will not be part of this evening’s Torch celebration as previously planned.
The main Evening Celebration show is still scheduled to go ahead this evening. The gates to the beach site open at 4pm with the show expected to begin from 5.30pm.