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A big weekend for Luton: Love Luton Festival, Carnival and Olympic torch

I’ve been getting quite a few visitors here looking either for information about the procession of the Olympic torch through Luton or the date of this year’s Luton Carnival. In an attempt to be helpful here is some basic information about the events of this coming weekend and links to other sources of information.

Friday 6th – In the evening there will be day one of the Love Luton Festival in Popes Meadow headlined by The Wanted.

Saturday 7th – The Luton Mela will take place in Wardown Park and day two of the Love Luton Festival in Popes Meadow headlined by Olly Murs.

Sunday 8th – We will have this year’s Luton Carnival followed by the arrival of the Olympic Torch. Then there will be an Olympic celebration event in the evening.

Monday 9th – Finally the Olympic Torch procession will head off from Luton in the early morning.

Olympic Torch route

Route details taken from the LBC website:

“On Sunday 8 July the relay in Luton starts in London Road at 6.12pm and progresses via Castle Street, George Street, Manchester Street, New Bedford Road and the Wardown Park pathway to Old Bedford Road and an evening celebration event at Popes Meadow.

On Monday 9 July the Torch sets out from St George‚Äôs Square at 6.39am and progresses via Manchester Street, George Street, Park Street, Castle Street and the A505 Chapel Viaduct to Dunstable Road”

The Torch then continues into Dunstable.

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