Chart topping star Labrinth is to headline the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 19 May.
Coca-Cola, a Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, today made the announcement and said that Labrinth will take to the stage as part of the two hour live entertainment stage show.
James Williams, Director, Olympic Torch Relay, The Coca-Cola Company, said: “We know that music brings people together in celebration and as a Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay we have a fantastic opportunity to extend the magic and excitement of London 2012 to every corner of the UK.
Labrinth said: “London 2012 is nearly here and I’m so hyped to be helping Coke bring music to so many places across the West Country. Everyone needs to get involved and celebrate the amazing young people running with the Olympic Flame. UK all day! It’s gonna be mad fun!”
The UK’s first Torch Relay Evening Celebration live event will begin at 7pm. Presenting Partners Lloyds TSB and Samsung are bringing stunning acrobatic performances and dancers to entertain the crowds.
Local performers will also get a chance to shine. Plymouth City Council is providing part of the live entertainment programme and has commissioned Plymouth Dance for two performances. ‘Top-Notch’ is an explosive mix of street dance and elite sports movement. ‘On Your Marks’ is a cultural celebration that blends film and live dance in a breathtaking display of dance and sport training.
Before and during the show the audience will have the opportunity to take part in a number of activities courtesy of Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. These include having your photograph taken with the London 2012 Torch and other Olympic-related activities. Towards the end of the two hour show the final Torchbearer of day one will light a huge cauldron on stage.
The Olympic Torch Relay begins at Land’s End on the morning of Saturday 19 May and reaches Plymouth at approximately 7.40pm on Saltash Road outside HMS Drake.
For more details visit our Olympic Torch Relay page.
Source: Plymouth City Council