Team GB Olympic Launch Party Set for 11th May at Royal Albert Hall
Leading names in British entertainment have been added to the star-studded lineup for Our Greatest Team Rises, the official launch party for Team GB and ParalympicsGB ahead of the London 2012 Games, which is taking place at The Royal Albert Hall on Friday 11th May 2012, presented by British Airways, BT and Cadbury.
Performing at the event will be double BRIT award winning, Multi-platinum album selling artist Will Young
The X factor and Radio 2 presenter, Dermot O'Leary, has also been added to the list of brilliant names involved in the evening.
These new additions to the evening's entertainment follow the recent announcement that Gary Barlow, violinist Charlie Siem and Britain's Got Talent winners Spelbound are also performing. Davina McCall and John Bishop have also previously been confirmed to host the event.
Tickets for this incredible event start at just £95 + VAT and are on sale now. Fans of Team GB and ParalympicsGB who are interested in attending are urged to act quickly to avoid missing out. With such a fantastic array of entertainment and the chance to spend an evening in the company of some of our greatest Olympians and Paralympians, past and present, this is a once in a lifetime event is not to be missed. More information on tickets can be found at www.ourgreatestteamrises.com.
Our Greatest Team Rises, which will take place the day after the London 2012 Olympic flame is lit in Greece, is an important fundraiser for the British Olympic and Paralympic teams and by attending this exciting evening of entertainment, ticket holders will play a vital role in helping to support British athletes to succeed and make the nation proud at London 2012.
Dermot O'Leary said:
"Our Greatest Team Rises is set to be an amazing celebration of Team GB and ParalympicsGB and I'm delighted to be involved in what is a crucial fundraising event for our athletes. I would urge people to show their support by coming along – with so many great acts performing it's going to be a really special evening."
Will Young said:
"To be asked to support the Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes by performing at Our Greatest Team Rises is a huge honour. The whole nation is looking forward to London 2012 and this event is the perfect way of showing support for the 900 athletes that will represent the country this summer."
For more information on 'Our Greatest Team Rises', or to book tickets, visit www.ourgreatestteamrises.com
For press enquiries please contact Simon Bristow or Poppy Wilson at Pitch:
020 7494 1616
Notes to editors
Tickets are available from £95 to £895 plus VAT.
The British Olympic Association (BOA): is the National Olympic Committee for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Its mission is to transform British lives through the power of the Olympic values and the success of Team GB. The BOA's role is to prepare the 'Best of British' athletes for, and lead them at, the summer, winter and youth Olympic Games. The BOA delivers extensive support services to Britain's Olympic athletes and their National Governing Bodies to enhance Olympic success and is responsible for championing the Olympic values and brand in the UK.
The BOA receives no funding from the lottery or government, has no political interests and is completely dependent upon fundraising income to achieve its mission. The BOA is the strong, independent voice for
British Olympic sport. For further information, go to: www.teamgb.com
The British Paralympic Association (BPA), brand name ParalympicsGB is a registered charity responsible for ensuring Britain's top disabled athletes are best prepared to compete in the Paralympic Games. ParalympicsGB aims to use the power of the London 2012 Paralympic Games to inspire and deliver lasting change in Paralympic sport in Great Britain. For further information, go to: www.paralympics.org.uk
The BOA and BPA would like to thank British Airways, BT and Cadbury for sponsoring 'Our Greatest Team Rises' and their on-going support.