To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 2016, there will be a national commemorative event at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. The event will be led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on behalf of the UK Government, and the French Mission du Centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale, on behalf of the French Government, in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and The Royal British Legion.
This will be a ticketed event, and the ballot for tickets will launch on 28 September 2015. You can visit the official website responsible for the allocation of tickets to enter the ballot. Before 28 September you can register for notifications about the ballot (note that registration for updates does not enter you into the ballot). See the official website for tickets and to enter the ballot: