Play your part in world’s biggest ever closing ceremony

Local musicians will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the largest closing cultural event of London 2012 on September 9.

Musical performances held at Loughshore Park in Jordanstown, will be part of hundreds of outdoor community concerts taking place simultaneously across the country, making up the Bandstand Marathon.

Music of all types is welcomed. Bands, groups, choirs and individual musicians are being sought to perform, helping to make the Bandstand Marathon truly memorable and to create a cultural legacy for others.

There is also the opportunity for one band to have the responsibility of programming a Bandstand Marathon event for which full support and training will be given by leading arts organisations, Superact and Making Music.

Katharine Lane, Superact’s Associate Director, explained; “It’s not only bands who can apply for the Event Programmer role - we are welcoming interest from all organisations, community groups and charities so that everyone can be part of this wonderful celebration.”

Bandstand Marathon is part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration from June 21 and running until September 9, bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.

For more details about getting involved, call the Bandstand Marathon team at Superact on 01823 332413 or visit the website: www.bandstandmarathon.org.uk