General Fiasco return home to Northern Ireland for Olympic Torch Relay celebrations
3 May 2012
Coca-Cola has today announced that it will bring General Fiasco – one of the UK’s most exciting indie rock bands – back home to Northern Ireland for a series of spectacular Evening Celebrations along the route of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
Some of the UK’s most exciting up and coming musicians will perform at the live, free-to-attend events taking place almost every night of the Olympic Torch Relay. Coca-Cola is working with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and local authorities to give thousands more people across the country the chance to move to the beat of London 2012.
General Fiasco will play at the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebrations across Northern Ireland with performances at:
• East Strand Car Park, Portrush on 3rd June
• St Columb's Park, Derry/Londonderry on 4th June
• Pairc Esler, Newry on 5th June
• Belfast City Hall, Belfast on 6th June
Coca-Cola is encouraging everyone to bring family and friends to their nearest event to join in celebrating the inspirational Future Flames who will have carried the Olympic Flame through their community. Details on the Olympic Torch Relay can be found at: www.london2012.com/torch-relay/about/.
The events in Northern Ireland are part of 61 free Evening Celebrations happening along the course of the Olympic Torch Relay, which will see some of the nation’s most exciting up and coming music acts on tour around the UK. The 61 dates will include performances from Emeli Sandé, General Fiasco, Katy B, Kids In Glass Houses, Little Comets, Loick Essien, Morning Parade, Rizzle Kicks, Tribes, Wombats, Wretch 32 and Young Guns.
Last month, Coca-Cola announced that in addition to the 61 Evening Celebrations, four Special City Celebrations will take place in Cardiff on 25th May, Glasgow on 8th June, Leeds on 24th June and Birmingham on 30th June, culminating with a star-studded finale in London’s Hyde Park on 26th July, the day before the Opening Ceremony.
General Fiasco said: “We're delighted to be playing as part of four amazing nights back in Northern Ireland in celebration of the Olympic Torch Relay. We feel very fortunate to be part of the event and on home soil. It's an amazing chance for everyone to experience the buzz of the Games thanks to Coke and awe can't wait to partake in the celebration of the inspirational Future Flames who are running with the Olympic Torch."
For details on how to attend the Evening Celebrations in Northern Ireland visit www.london2012.com/join-in/whats-on.