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PlayStation 2 Freedom Weekenders: Entertainment for all

Thursday 1st September - Sunday 4th September

The PlayStation 2 Freedom Weekenders at Thorpe Park and Alton Towers from 1st-4th September will take your breath away with sheer fun and entertainment.

Take on the most fearsome and exciting rides in the UK, and see your favourite bands perform, including Faithless, Feeder and Razorlight, plus lose yourself in the multitude of excellent and incredible PlayStation pursuits on offer...

Thorpe Park

Whether you want to listen to brilliant live bands including dance lords Faithless, rock kings Feeder or new indie starlets Razorlight; challenge yourself to get on the awesome Colossus, Detonator or Nemesis Inferno rides; head to the Free to Fight Area to try your hand at Sumo Wrestling and the Fight Station games including God of War and Tekken 5; relax on sun loungers, do the Hula or enjoy a fresh juice cocktail whilst listening to the Beach Hut DJ in the Free to Party Area, there's something for everyone.

You could perform the latest chart topping hits on mobile SingStar; check out the PS2 Freedom Barge moored in the Thorpe Park lake; get carried around the park on specially made Sedan chairs; throw yourself down the Depth Charge water slide; view the breath taking Breakdancing demos; dance in the Smallest Disco in the World or play Giant Pass-the-Parcel for a chance to win PlayStation goodies. One thing's for sure the PS2 Freedom Weekender is packed full of things to do!

Faithless will be performing an exclusive private gig to some 900 lucky winners on the 3rd September at Thorpe Park. For your chance to see them pre-order your Saturday tickets now, either online or by phone. Razorlight and Feeder will both be playing live at the park on 4th September to everyone. To guarantee hearing them perform make sure you get your tickets early!

Alton Towers

Besides the biggest rides in Britain, including Rita - Queen of Speed, Air, Nemesis and Oblivion, Alton Towers will also be packed full of PlayStation 2 fun, including the UK's longest zip wire from the top of the awesome Towers ruins! There'll also be incredible Breakdancing demos by some of the UK's best BBoys; a Free to Fight Area with padded sumo wrestling suits; Fight Station Gaming units where you can play your favourite PS2 titles, including God of War and Tekken 5; and a Free to Speed Area, with the incredible GT4 simulator, real WRC car, Moto GP bike and tuning garage. Have a go at playing Sega Super Monkey Ball Deluxe in the special Sega Monkey Cage- grab a banana to play the game but watch out for the monkeys on the loose!

Together with these activity areas there will be entertainment on the go, including Mobile SingStar and the PS2 customised Ice Cream Van giving away urban play packs. You could try the brilliant Human Juke Box featuring a live band playing your favourite suggested songs, or travel in style on the Sedan chairs or luxury stretchers which will be ready to transport you across the park. If you're feeling up to it you could enter the rope maze and see how dexterous you really are.

For more information about the PS2 Freedom Weekenders or to interview Faithless, Feeder or Razorlight please contact Greenroom Digital:

Matt Littlewood 020 7426 5700

Victoria Keeble 020 7426 5700

Listings information: (See above for content)

PS2 Freedom Weekender @ Alton Towers

Thursday 1st September - Sunday 4th September

Ticket price per day:

Pre-order online: £22 (adult), £15 (child), £13 (disabled) & Free (under 4's)

Pre-order via phone: £23 (adult), £16 (child), £14 (disabled) & Free (under 4's)

On the gate: £29 (adult), £21 (child), £14.50 (disabled) & Free (under 4's)

Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire ST10 4DB

Tickets Available at: / 0870 999 0099

Opening times: 9:30am-6pm daily

PS2 Freedom Weekender @ Thorpe Park

Thursday 1st September - Sunday 4th September

Tickets Price per day:

Online or via phone: £28 (adult), £20 (child), £14.50 (disabled), FREE (under 4)

Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN

Tickets Available at: / 0870 444 4466

Opening times: 9:30am-6pm daily

Notes to Editor

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Thorpe Park & Alton Towers

Alton Towers and Thorpe Park are part of the Tussauds Group of attractions

Thorpe Park

Two new adrenaline pumping rides take Thorpe Park to a new level of thrills in 2005. The Slammer promises the ultimate full throttle free fall experience as EUROPE'S FIRST sky-swat ride and Rush, the ride were size does matter, is the world's biggest giant speed swing. Firm favourites like the record breaking loops of Colossus and the awesome suspended steel of Nemesis Inferno are back including an adrenaline soaked line up of the mighty Samurai, gravity defying Detonator and the butt clenching Tidal Wave. With over 25 rides and attractions Thorpe Park is undoubtedly the park to take ultimate thrills to the max and experience some of the best thrill rides in Europe.

Tickets and further information

Thorpe Park is open from 16th March until 30th October 2004 (with some closed days during the mid-week off peak season). Current prices the season; adults £30.00, under 12s £20.00. For more information on opening times and prices for 2005- click on or call 0870 444 4466.

*Colossus was voted as the "most punishing trip" and one of the world's TOP roller coasters by FHM Magazine (Jan 05)

**Colossus and Nemesis Inferno were voted as two of the best UK rollercoasters by Nuts Magazine (Nov 04)

NB: Height restrictions apply.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is renowned as the home of the UK's best thrill rides, and new for 2005 is Rita - Queen of Speed, an awesome launch rollercoaster that hits 0-100kmph in just 2.5 seconds! She has quickly become a worthy stablemate to the infamous Nemesis, Oblivion and Air. This high-octane band of rides offers thrill seekers a choice of experience - from heart-racing, white-knuckle drops and stomach-churning loops, to liberating, wind-in-the hair flights and revitalising twists and turns. Alton Towers is open daily until 30th October 2005.

For ticket prices and further information click on or call 08705 204060.

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