Through new writing, mass choreography, live music on a pontoon stage, a giant floating sculpture, video mapping onto Sage Gateshead, pyrotechnics and more, the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony will tell the incredible story of the North East – a story of innovators in industry, sport and technology, of ordinary people working together to achieve extraordinary things – inspired by the energy of a million runners powering Tyneside’s past and future.

And you can be part of it…

GNR are looking for 1,500 volunteer performers to play a major part in the event. Forming a giant circuit around the Quayside, the mass cast will perform at key moments during the show, surrounding the audience and bringing the story to life.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in an ambitious, one of a kind spectacle; a truly life-changing experience.

No experience is required – GNR are looking for anyone and everyone to come and represent the North East! Whether you are a trained dancer, enjoy the occasional disco, or have never tapped your foot to a beat – you are more than welcome. If you have any access requirements you can let us know on your application form.

Volunteer Performers will need to attend two weekend rehearsals in August, and be available from 2pm into the evening on Thursday 4 September.

If you are aged 16 and over on or before 8 August 2014 and would like to be part of the mass cast you can sign up online now.

To apply, fill in the application form found here.