DETAILS for the Diamond Jubilee concert to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne have been announced.
Take That singer Gary Barlow and the BBC have put together a host of musical stars including Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard and Ed Sheeran to perform at the Buckingham Palace show on 4 June.
Barlow said: “The Diamond Jubilee concert will celebrate the 60 years of the queen’s reign with an amazing line-up of world-class artists coming together to play at one of the biggest and most exciting live music shows in recent years.
“With Buckingham Palace as a backdrop, it’s going to be a fantastic event which transcends multiple decades of music. It’ll be a great, unique, experience for the thousands attending, watching on TV and listening on radio. I can’t wait!
“I’ve decided to move the concert out from the palace gardens to the front so everyone can be involved.”
Danny Cohen, Controller at BBC One, added: “BBC One is honoured to be the broadcast host of this magnificent concert to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. This will be a musical event like no other, with Britain’s greatest musical stars performing to celebrate this great occasion.”
A ballot has been launched to give 10,000 members of the public free tickets to the event which will include both the concert at the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace and a Jubilee Picnic in the Buckingham Palace garden.
The celebration of the monarch’s 60-year reign through music, will be attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family.
To apply for tickets go to www.bbc.co.uk/diamondjubilee before 2nd March.