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More Tickets for Olympic Party on Weymouth Beach

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8:40am 5th July 2012
(Updated 9:05am 9th July 2012)

If you missed out on tickets for the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration on Weymouth Beach you have a second chance to apply this morning.

700 wristbands that weren't picked up by the collection deadline are being put back on general release at 8am.

You can apply for your free wristband from 8am on Monday the 9th July.

The wristbands will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis, with a limit of five wristbands per household. Anyone who has already been allocated tickets is not eligible to apply.

Those successful in booking wristbands can collect them from the Tourist Information Centre at Weymouth Pavilion from 9am on Tuesday 10 July.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's Brief Holder for Tourism and Culture, Councillor Ian Bruce said: "I think our Olympic Torch Relay Event will be the best in the country.  This is going to be a great party and we are glad we can re-allocate these last few wristbands as a second chance for those who missed out last time.  This is the hottest ticket in town and it's free.  So at 8am on Monday 9th July stand by your computer. If you do not have internet access call our Customer Service team on 01305 838299 and join the final Wristband Race."

Tickets for the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration were first launched on the council's website at 7am on Tuesday 12 June and were all booked in just over two hours.

The free celebration on the beach will take place on Thursday 12 July and will include a variety of family entertainment staged by LOCOG, the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council.

The two-and-a-half hour show will include performances from chart-topping rapper Wretch 32, provided by Coca-Cola, and dance act and Britain's Got Talent finalists Twist & Pulse, provided by Samsung. There will also be two ten-minute slots of locally-programmed entertainment, including a drumming spectacular involving local children from the 'Moving Tides' carnival, the bands Weapons of Sound, Magic Drum Orchestra and B-Sharp plus the audience.  

The quickest and easiest way to apply for the extra wristbands will be at www.dorsetforyou.com/2012torchtickets. Anyone who does not have internet access may call Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's Customer Services Team on 01305 838299.

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