Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II on her 70th anniversary as the UK’s monarch, a concert is being held on June 4 that is filled with iconic performers honouring the momentous occasion. Among the lineup are Diana Ross, Queen and Adam Lambert, Duran Duran and Sir Rod Stewart, reports BBC News.
THE PLATINUM PARTY AT THE PALACE
Joining the aforementioned acts are Elton John, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Mabel and Eurovision singer Sam Ryder. The concert will occur in front of London’s Buckingham Palace and will stream on BBC to 22,000 people.
Organisers of the event specified that the four-day festivities for the Platinum Jubilee will “pivot around global themes that have been born, or evolved, during the breadth of Her Majesty’s reign,” reports BBC. For this reason, the celebrations will include appearances from famous film stars, athletes, TV personalities and music artists. Among those included will be Sir David Attenborough, David Beckham, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Fry and Dame Julie Andrews.
The concert is the centrepiece of the celebrations, with invitations extended to some of the most beloved performers of the last century. Queen guitarist Brian May famously performed on the rooftop of Buckingham Palace for The Queen’s golden jubilee in 2002 and will return with Queen and frontman Adam Lambert for this special performance. “There was a moment when I wondered, after Buckingham Palace roof where can you go? Well… you will see,” he says.
Diana Ross will conclude the concert and the singer feels honoured to have been offered the opportunity to attend. “I have had the honour of meeting The Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family. Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world,” she says.
Tickets for the Platinum concert were given to 10,000 people in a public ballot and over 7,500 tickets were given to key workers, members of the Armed Forces, volunteers and charities.