Queen’s Jubilee concert line-up announced

By Amelia Riley

The line-up for a Platinum Party concert to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been announced.

The star-studded concert will take place at Buckingham Palace, watched live by 22,000 people, and broadcast on 4th June on BBC One.

20 years after Brian May famously performed on the palace roof for the Golden Jubilee, he will be returning to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Queen and their frontman, Adam Lambert, will open the concert, followed by performances from Duran Duran, Sir Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Mabel, Sam Ryder, Craig David, Ella Eyre, Elbow, Jax Jones, Celeste, Andrea Bocelli, Sigala and Nile Rogers.

Veteran soul singer, Diana Ross, will be closing the show.

Sir Elton John is expected to take part in a pre-recorded performance due to him currently being on a European tour.

The show doesn’t just consist of musical performances, with appearances from film, TV and sports stars appearing too.

Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry and Dame Julie Andrews will be there, some in person, with others appearing on screen,

Along with the casts of The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, composers Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear at the concert to celebrate musicals.

The Platinum concert is expected to last for two and a half hours, featuring three stages and 3D projections across the palace.

Live coverage of the concert will be hosted by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp, which will be broadcast on BBC One, iPlayer and Radio 2.

The 22,000 attendees include 10,000 tickets received in a public ballot, as well as more than 7,500 tickets being given to volunteers, key workers, charities and members of the Armed Forces.

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