Queen, Nile Rogers, Duran Duran For Platinum Jubilee Concert
The star-studded event, which takes place at Buckingham Palace on 4 June, will also feature performances from Craig David, Eurovision singer Sam Ryder, Ella Eyre, Elbow, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Mabel, Jax Jones, Celeste, Andrea Bocell and Sigala.
The Platinum Party at the Palace will be watched by 22,000 people live and will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 2 in the UK.
In addition to the musical performances, there will be appearances from film, TV and sports stars such as Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry and Dame Julie Andrews. Some will be there in person, with others seen on screen.
The BBC said the evening would “pivot around global themes that have been born, or evolved, during the breadth of Her Majesty’s reign”. Those themes include fashion, sport, the environment and pop music and musicals from the last 70 years.
Speaking for Queen + Adam Lambert, Brian May says: “Twenty years after playing The Queen’s glorious Golden Jubilee we’re very happy to be invited again. Then there was a moment when I wondered… after Buckingham Palace roof where can you go? Well … you will see!”
The concert will be one of the centrepieces of the Jubilee celebrations, which will take place over a festive four-day bank holiday weekend in June.
Other events will include a carnival pageant on the streets of London, featuring performances by Ed Sheeran and Sir Cliff Richard; while the weekend will also see Jubilee lunches and the lighting of beacons across the world.
Meanwhile, the campaign to get a new recording of God Save The Queen to No 1 to mark the platinum jubilee is gathering pace.
Sarah Brightman and Alfie Boe have been joined by the NHS Voices of Care Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a new recording of the UK’s national anthem, God Save The Queen. The song will be released alongside a remastered recording of the National Anthem sung at Her Majesty’s 1953 coronation service in Westminster Abbey.