Britain’s Got Talent stars Twist and Pulse will entertain thousands of people at Bolton’s Olympic concert.
Sponsor Samsung has announced the dance duo will be performing at the show, on Spa Road playing fields, in Queen’s Park on May 31.
The pair join a bill which includes chart topping Indie rockers Wombats, Bolton pop star Laura White and local community groups.
The evening concert will mark the end of the Olympic torch relay's journey into Bolton. Around 8,000 people have snapped up tickets to the show and thousands are also expected to line the streets to welcome the torch relay.
Twist and Pulse, also known as Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, said; “Since Britain's Got Talent we have performed to more than one million people.
“But being invited by Samsung to perform at the Olympic torch relay evening celebrations is the most amazing thing we've been asked to do.
“Samsung’s aim is to make everyone feel they can be part of the Olympic excitement and we are looking forward to helping them achieve this by bringing as many people together as possible.”
Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris, added: “This is another fantastic addition to the line-up and I’m sure their performance will be electrifying. Whether you’re welcoming the torch on the relay route or you’re watching the evening concert, this is a once in a lifetime occasion and I hope people have moments to remember for the rest of their lives.”
Performances from the Sharples and Westhoughton School samba band; the Octagon Theatre, and the Sunshine Street Dancers will also entertain the crowd.
Bolton is one of 66 locations across the UK, and one of only two places in Greater Manchester, that has been chosen to host an official evening celebration by the Olympics committee LOCOG.
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