BRITS will be enjoying a live concert at Buckingham Palace next summer to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
Her Majesty, 95, will use a four-day blessing to celebrate her 70th birthday on the throne, including a special ceremony featuring 1,400 soldiers on the march, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
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The ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ will be broadcast and broadcast live by the BBC with some of the biggest entertainment stars in the world.
It will be broadcast worldwide, live from the Queen’s residence in central London, with tickets available to members of the public.
People will be able to apply for tickets by ballot to attend the one-off special concert marking the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s reign.
Details of the poll allowing UK residents to try to secure tickets for the special event will be announced soon.
A palace spokesman said the event “will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most exciting moments of the Queen’s seven-decade reign”.
The massive party is likely to be similar to the 2002 Golden Jubilee Party and the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Party.
During the 2012 gala, 10,000 tickets were made available to the public with a voting system – with 1.2 million entries.
About 500,000 other people watched the ceremony on giant television screens in the mall and local parks.
Robbie Williams, Sir Elton John, Dame Shirley Bassey and Kylie Minogue were among the stars who performed in 2012.
Madness had the honor of performing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, as the Queen in 2002 played the national anthem.
The Queen will also enjoy a derby at Epsom Downs with members of the royal family and a live concert at Buckingham Palace featuring “some of the biggest entertainment stars in the world”.
Four days festival
Thursday 2 June
Queen’s Birthday Parade (crowd color): More than 1,400 soldiers on the march, 200 horses and 400 musicians will gather for the traditional parade to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday, which usually takes place on the second Saturday in June.
platinum jubilee tags: Beacons will be lit across the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the British Overseas Territories. For the first time, beacons will be lit in each of the capitals of the Commonwealth of Nations to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
Friday June 3
Thanksgiving service: The Queen’s Thanksgiving Service will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Saturday 4th June
Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty, accompanied by members of the royal family, will attend the derby at Epsom Downs.
Platinum evening at the palace: The BBC will host a special concert, broadcast live from Buckingham Palace, that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars. Members of the public will be invited to apply to attend this special event.
Sunday 5 June
Great Jubilee Lunch: People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with their neighbors as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The grand jubilee lunch can be big or small – a party on the street or a picnic, tea and cake or a barbecue in the garden. The Big Lunch offers tips and ideas for organizing an event.
Platinum Jubilee Competition: A competition involving more than 5,000 people will be held outside Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets. It will combine street art, theatre, music, circus, carnival and fashion and celebrate the services of Her Majesty.
It’s the first time a British monarch has reached this historic milestone, and the palace revealed today that it will be celebrated in style.
The government had previously hinted that Britons would have a four-day weekend from June 2-5, 2022 to celebrate this special occasion.
But the palace today confirmed the additional days of holidays that “will provide communities and individuals the opportunity to meet and celebrate this historic achievement.”
The weekend in May – which usually falls at the end of the month – will be moved to Thursday 2 June to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty the Queen’s accession to the throne.
The weekend will then be extended for an additional day off on Friday 3 June.
And workers can take advantage of a special loophole, which means they’ll get nine consecutive days of rest if they book only three days of vacation.
More than 5,000 people are expected to flock to the streets outside Buckingham Palace to honor his reign with a carnival celebrating art, theatre, music, circus and costumes.
The palace also revealed that the Queen and members of the royal family will spend the next 12 months traveling across the country to make a variety of engagements to mark the historic occasion.
This will end with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June – a year from today.