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Jack Morton and cast prepare for Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

The Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony is set to be a visual spectacular on par with that of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

On 23 July, approximately 40,000 spectators will gather at Celtic Park to witness a cast of 2,000 perform and represent the host city.

The arena itself will feature Europe’s largest LED screen – a purpose-built, 100m long, 11m high stage floor that covers the entire pitch and includes a walkway specifically designed for the athletes’ parade for the Opening Ceremony.

With only 12 days until the Ceremony at time of writing, the cast has begun rehearsals at locations across Glasgow. While the details of the performance have unsurprisingly been kept under wraps, it will most certainly be a celebration of everything Glaswegian and Scottish.

“Our goal has always been to have the people of Glasgow and Scotland take centre stage,” said David Zolkwer, head of ceremonies and artistic director. “For them to speak – and sing and dance – for themselves. So, on the night, our audience will withness thousands of real people doing extraordinary things – and in the process, I know our volunteer cast performers will do themselves, the City and Scotland proud.”

Jack Morton Worldwide is creating and producing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for Glasgow 2014.

Want more on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games? Pick up a copy of the July/August issue of Access All Areas, out now.

Email or tweet Emma Hudson with news or comments.

Jack Morton and cast prepare for Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

The Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony is set to be a visual spectacular on par with that of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

On 23 July, approximately 40,000 spectators will gather at Celtic Park to witness a cast of 2,000 perform and represent the host city.

The arena itself will feature Europe’s largest LED screen – a purpose-built, 100m long, 11m high stage floor that covers the entire pitch and includes a walkway specifically designed for the athletes’ parade for the Opening Ceremony.

With only 12 days until the Ceremony at time of writing, the cast has begun rehearsals at locations across Glasgow. While the details of the performance have unsurprisingly been kept under wraps, it will most certainly be a celebration of everything Glaswegian and Scottish.

“Our goal has always been to have the people of Glasgow and Scotland take centre stage,” said David Zolkwer, head of ceremonies and artistic director. “For them to speak – and sing and dance – for themselves. So, on the night, our audience will withness thousands of real people doing extraordinary things – and in the process, I know our volunteer cast performers will do themselves, the City and Scotland proud.”

Jack Morton Worldwide is creating and producing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for Glasgow 2014.

Want more on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games? Pick up a copy of the July/August issue of Access All Areas, out now.

Email or tweet Emma Hudson with news or comments.