This weekend is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking the 70th year of the British monarch’s accession to the throne.
As part of the weekend’s celebrations, the BBC is hosting a Platinum Party At The Palace concert, which will feature a number of top-class musicians and bands.
22,000 people will attend the event, including 10,000 members of the public who won tickets in the public vote that ended March 23. Over 7,500 tickets were destined for key employees, military personnel, volunteers and charities.
Read on for all the details on how and when to catch the full-length concert.
When and where is the Platinum Party at the Palace?
The Platinum Party At The Palace takes place on Saturday 4th June at the Queen’s home, Buckingham Palace.
According to the anniversary’s official website, the Platinum Party’s design consists of three stages connected by catwalks “creating a 360-degree experience in front of Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria Memorial”. There will also be 70 illuminated pillars, each representing a year of the Queen’s reign.
Corresponding sky news, The open-air concert begins at 8pm and lasts two and a half hours, with members of the royal family arriving at 7.4pm.
For those who couldn’t get tickets due to the limited selection, the concert will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 2.
Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Chief Content Officer, said in a statement: “We are delighted to bring the nation together for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime event, broadcast live by the BBC with an amazing, star-studded cast of performers to celebrate the to celebrate the Queen’s momentous 70 years on the throne.”
The concert will be moderated by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp.
Opening the event with Queen, guitarist Brian May said: “Twenty years after playing the glorious Queen’s Golden Jubilee, we are delighted to be invited back.
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“Then there was a moment where I was wondering … after the roof of Buckingham Palace, where can you go? Well… you’ll see!”
Diana Ross will conclude the show with her first live performance in the UK in 15 years. Ross said in a statement: “I’ve had the privilege of meeting the Queen many times throughout my life, including when I’ve been with my family. Her Majesty continues to be an incredible inspiration to so many around the world and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion.”
Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, the Royal Ballet and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds will all perform.
Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers and Andrea Bocelli will all perform, along with Duran Duran, composer Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel and Elbow and British Eurovision competitor Sam Ryder.
All line-up details can be found here.
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