Among various festivities planned to celebrate Queen’s diamond jubilee, The Concert will be the most spectacular. It will take place on Monday 4 June, 2012.
With a much impressive lineup of incredibly famous pop and rock stars this might just be the biggest gala event and concert of the century with Buckingham Palace as the backdrop, 10, 000 free tickets will be given in public ballots.
The event is organized by the collaboration of BBC and lead singer of the band Take That, Gary Barlow. Each year of the Queen’s 60 year of reign will be depicted in the concert by the very best of pop, rock, classical and musical theatre.The line up to perform at the event include names like Sir Paul McCartney, Elton John and new and young artists like Jessie-J and Ed Shreeran. Others who are scheduled to perform at the extravaganza are Tom Jones, Shirley Basey, Annie Lennox, Cliff Richard, Jools Holland, Alfie Boe, Lang Lang and also bands like JLS and Madness are lined up.
The program will be covered live and audiences from UK and rest of the world can see it on their television screens. In USA it will be broadcasted live on ABC.
People who get selected in the ballot are also invited to attend the Jubilee Picnic in Buckingham Palace Garden. The ballot has already opened for 10,000 free tickets and British residents above the age of 13 can apply. The selected tickets would be sent out by the end of May.
Stars from all the countries will be invited where Queen reigned for 60 years like Australia, Canada. Reports suggest Kylie will represent Australia.
The concert will be organized in front of the palace and the stage will be set up around the Victoria Monument and a seating capacity of 20,000 will be arranged. It is expected that around 500,000 people will try to catch a glimpse of the show by thronging St. James’s and Green Parks and the Malls.
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