ACM Celebrates the Olympic Torch Relay - ACM
16 Jul 2012

ACM Celebrates the Olympic Torch Relay

According to the official Olympic Torch Relay Schedule, runners will be begin their journey through the streets of Guildford from 6.15pm on 20th July passing ACM as it follows Bridge Street on towards its last stop at Stoke Park before heading off on the next leg.

To celebrate the Olympics, Guildford is set to host an afternoon and evening celebration (the only one in the country) which includes live music from the likes of Rizzle Kicks and a number of ACM bands including The General and Martha Payton!

“ACM is proud to be associated with this event. The Olympics are an exciting opportunity for an entire generation to witness history being written, and we are honoured to play a part in marking the 2012 London Games.”
Adam Pain ACM Audio Production Lecturer

The General
Background: The General formed in the UK in 2011 with a mutual appreciation of pop melody, good times and gypsy swing. Catchy song hooks, D.I.Y ethics and open ears toward more eclectic musical styles has led to the general bringing smiles to faces of all ages.

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Martha Payton
Background: Singer/songwriter from Hampshire, like’s lots of things, hates writing lists of things i like…

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ACM Jam Night & Friends
Background: The band is comprised of members from two of ACM’s Pro Workshops; Jam Night and the ACM Contemporary Choir. The two tunes they will be performing will be Wanna Be Startin’ Something and Beat It – both tracks from Thriller, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

ACM are also partnering the celebrations by supporting the event’s community stage, which will be showcasing local talent from the likes of All Star Choir and the Youth Circus Project.

The Olympic Torch Relay will finish in Stoke Park with a family-focused celebration to welcome the Olympic Flame.

We’d love to see your pictures from the whole day especially the evening gigs – just tag ‘Acm Guildford’ in your Facebook photos or share them with us on Twitter – @acm_tweets.

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