Olympic Torch: Action-packed programme of events to welcome Olympic Torch Relay to Skegness

THE SO Festival is set to put on a spectacular programme of events to mark the arrival of the Oympic Torch Relay on Wednesday (June 27).

The torch will arrive in Skegness at around noon and is expected to spend around an hour in the town before heading south towards Wainfleet and then onto Boston.

To mark the torch’s lay-over in Skegness a whole host of street theatre entertainers has been lined-up.

A spectacular ‘Follow the Light’ parade will also follow the torch during its passage between North Parade and Lumley Road.

Organisers promise the parade will be a “fantastic, high-energy parade performance featuring amazing costumes!”

Up to 100 local people, including children from local schools, will be involved in the carnival procession.

A Torch Relay Flame Spectacular will also take place at Skegness Clock Tower from noon until 1pm.

For a full list of events in Skegness on the day of the parade, see below:

Wednesday SO Festival events:-


Lionheart Project Tower Esplanade 9am-7pm

Funk Bus Tower Gardens 10am-3pm

Play Rangers Grand Parade 10am-3pm

Visual Art Commissions Selected Foreshore 10am-9pm

Lina Eriksson Tower Esplanade 10am-3pm

X-Site Programme Tower Gardens 10am-3pm

Torch Relay big screen Clock Tower 10am-3pm

Peep Box Tower Esplanade 10am-9pm

Granny Turismo Grand Parade 10.30am onwards

The Vegetable Nannies Tower Gardens 10.30am onwards

Camel Explorers Grand Parade 10.30am onwards

Lobster a la Cart Tower Esplanade 10.30am-2.30pm

Strictly Dumb Prancing Tower Gardens 10.30am-2.30pm

Bruce Airhead Town centre 10.30am-2.30pm

Hot Dinners Grand Parade 10.30am-2.30pm

Follow the Light Parade North Parade to Noon to 12.30pm

Lumley Road

Torch Relay Spectacular Clock Tower Noon-1pm

International Sports Grand Parade Throughout day

International Swimming Swimming Pool Throughout day

Festival Stage Tower Gardens Throughout day