On Thursday 19th July 2012, Maidstone will be hosting an Evening Celebration as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. The Olympic Flame will be visiting the borough on its journey around the UK with a cauldron lighting celebration, showcasing the County Town’s culture and heritage at Leeds Castle, Maidstone (4pm – 7.30pm).
The flame arrives from 6.30pm onwards and there will be a concert including world class dance act Twist and Pulse from 'Britain's Got Talent' and Rizzle Kicks.
Maidstone Council and Kent County Council have also commissioned composer Edmund Jolliffe to write a theme for Maidstone that will be performed by local children and adults.
Tickets for the free evening celebration at Leeds Castle will be limited to 8,000 but there will be a free community concert at Mote Park at the same time, beaming events at the castle to a large screen.
Then on Friday 20th July 2012, the flame continues its journey from Mote Park (6.30am), through Maidstone Town Centre.