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Olympic Torch Event is a Sell Out

Published on: 18 May, 2012
Updated on: 26 May, 2012

Tickets for the Olympic Torch event at Stoke Park on Friday, July 20, were snapped up within four hours this morning (Friday, May 18).

For the lucky ticket holders the celebration event will include local entertainment, family activities, regional food and drink, an exciting stage show and cauldron-lighting from the Olympic Torch, and a live performance from Rizzle Kicks.

Cllr Jen Powell, Lead Councillor for Culture and Leisure, said: “It’s fantastic news that ticket sales were so strong and so many people are looking forward to joining us for this historic event. The celebration will mark the end of the Olympic Torch Relay’s journey through Surrey and will offer thousands of local people and visitors the chance to share the Olympic spirit.”

The tickets were made available at 8am on Friday, May 18, via Guildford Borough Council’s agent Ticketmaster.

For more information on the Olympic Torch Relay, the celebration event and other London 2012 events in the borough, visit

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Responses to Olympic Torch Event is a Sell Out

  1. Vivienne Johnson

    May 20, 2012 at 10:56 am

    What a shambles and disgrace this has been.

    Living.directly opposite the Park, we had assumed we’d be able to cross the road and join in the fun. At about 11am on Friday – some two hours before the postman delivered a letter from GBC telling close neighbours how to apply for tickets – I was disappointed to find they had sold out.

    I have since learned they had in fact gone by 9am. Even worse than that, I am aware of someone else who got 24 tickets through Ticketmaster online, purely through incompetence – and presumably a flawed system. Is it any wonder the tickets went so fast?

    Frankly, I do not appreciate why it is a ticketed event and why they are so limited. The fireworks bring people from miles around, and that isn’t fenced off.

    The Council should be thoroughly ashamed.

  2. Grace Baller

    May 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Couldn’t agree more, myself and many people I know assumed that we would be able to just turn up on the day and knew nothing about needing tickets until it was too late, disgrace!!