Mike Peters to appear at Eirias Stadium, Olympic Celebration Concert, Fri 27th July 2012
Olympic Celebration Day celebrates Parc Eirias’ designation as an official community live site for the Olympic Games, with a special concert that gives free admission, featuring the best in Welsh entertainment, including headline act Only Men Aloud, the Classical Brit Award-winning choir who triumphed in BBC’s Last Choir Standing, and who now sell out concert venues across the country. They are supported by legendary Welsh Rock figure Mike Peters of The Alarm and Big Country who will perform a solo set ; the lovely Sophie Evans, currently starring at the London Palladium as Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Wizard of Oz, after being spotted on BBC’s Over The Rainbow; Côr Glanaethwy, the North Wales choir who came runner-up to Only Men Aloud in Last Choir Standing; and classically trained Mezzo-Soprano Sioned Terry.
The stadium will be dressed in official Olympic branding, and the Opening Ceremony will be shown on a giant screen in the stadium as well. There is also a whole variety of family entertainment to be had throughout the Olympic-themed day, with fun, sporting and cultural activities hosted by Conwy County Borough Council taking place throughout the park.
Iwan Davies, Chief executive of Conwy County Borough Council said: “27 and 28 July 2012 is going to be a special weekend. The development of Parc Eirias and attracting major events to the County is at the heart of our regeneration plans and we are very proud that Parc Eirias will be hosting the only official Olympic Live Site within North Wales.”
Pablo Janczur, Director of Orchard, who are promoting the event, said: “We’re now going to make this a whole fantastic weekend of entertainment, with a great day full of Olympic-themed activities building up to a free evening concert that showcases the best of Welsh talent. Forget London for the Olympics, Parc Eirias is where it’s at!”
Bay of Colwyn Town Council and Cartrefi Conwy are also partners in the Friday event which is free of charge, however a ticket will be required for entry and they are available in advance only (maximum six tickets per person and no tickets available on the day) from the following outlets from 9am Friday 30th March.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay.
Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay.
Activities start at Eirias Park at 10.30am with gates opening to the free ticketed concert in Eirias Stadium at 4pm: www.accessalleirias.com