All tickets gone for Lincoln Olympic torch party

Ten thousand tickets for the Lincoln Olympic Torch relay evening celebration on June 27 were allocated in just four days.

The free tickets were launched on May 10, the same day that the Olympic Flame was lit in Athens.

By Monday, May 14, all 10,000 places for the celebration had been allocated.

A One World flashmob in Lincoln city centre, which gave a sample of some of the entertainment on June 27, helped to get the word out about the tickets.

The celebration takes place at Yarborough Sports Ground from 5pm until 7:30pm.

Kate Ellis from the City Council, who heads up the events ream organising the Lincoln Olympic torch relay and evening celebration, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to see such a great response from the public.

“It’s amazing that we’ve allocated all 10,000 tickets for the evening celebration in just four days!

“This echoes the positive response we’ve had as we’ve been going around the city talking to businesses and organisations – everyone is really up for it and wants to know how to get involved.”

Still ways to get involved

Kate Ellis added: “For those who didn’t manage to get a ticket for the evening celebration, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

“The torch relay will be a really lively event, with music, dancing, giveaways and a carnival atmosphere surrounding the torch itself.

“The Festival of Light around the Brayford Waterfront and university campus on Wednesday, June 27 will have market stalls, on stage entertainment, and we’re hoping a big screen for people to watch the evening celebration.

“There’s also a fabulous event at Lincoln Castle on the morning of Thursday, June 28, with activities and a chance to see the Olympic Torch, before it sets off on its journey again towards Nottingham.

“Three thousand free tickets are available from Lincolnshire County Council by calling 01522 782239 or visiting the website.

“We’re all looking forward to an excellent Olympic Torch Relay and Evening Celebration. It’s going to be an amazing, once in a lifetime experience for everyone.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council