The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee takes place this weekend, marking the 70th anniversary of the British monarch on the throne.
As part of the long weekend festivities, the BBC is holding a platinum party at the Palace, which will see a host of notable musicians and bands perform.
You can follow independent‘s Live blog of the jubilee party here.
The event will be attended by 22,000 people, including 10,000 from the audience who won tickets to the general ballot, which closed on March 23. More than 7,500 tickets are reserved for key workers, members of the armed forces, volunteers and charities.
Read on for all the details on how and when to watch the entire concert.
When and where is the platinum party in the palace?
The Palace’s platinum party is scheduled to take place at the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace, at 7.30pm on Saturday 4 June.
According to the jubilee Official Website, The Platinum Party design consists of three stages, linked by walkways, “creating a 360-degree experience in front of Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria Memorial.” There will also be 70 illuminated columns, each representing a year of the Queen’s reign.
how to watch
For those who couldn’t get tickets on the limited ballot, the concert is broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 2.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, said in a statement: “We are thrilled to bring the nation together for this incredible once-in-a-lifetime event, which is broadcast live on the BBC with an amazing star-studded lineup of performers to celebrate 70 years of age. One year after the Queen’s accession to the throne.
The party will be hosted by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp.
Queen will open the event, with guitarist Brian May saying: “Twenty years after the Queen played the glorious Golden Jubilee, we are very excited to be invited again.
“Then there was a moment where I wondered… after the roof of Buckingham Palace, where do you go? Well… you’ll see!”
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Diana Ross concludes the show with her first live performance in the UK in 15 years. Ross said in a statement: “I have had the honor to meet the Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family. Her Majesty has been and continues to be an incredible inspiration to many around the world, and I was so delighted to be invited to perform on such an occasion. Great historical.
Sir David Attenborough, Emma Radocano, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, Royal Ballet and Paralympic swimming troupe Ellie Symonds will appear.
Alicia Keys, Neil Rodgers and Andrea Bocelli will appear on the show, along with Duran Duran, composer Hans Zimmer, Ella Air, Craig David, Mabel Walbow, as well as British Eurovision competitor Sam Ryder.
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