To celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, the Platinum Jubilee will encompass a wide-ranging itinerary of events scheduled across the long weekend.
The central celebration is the Platinum Party at the Palace concert, which will see some of the world’s biggest entertainers come together for a performance at Buckingham Palace. The event is set to feature an impressive line-up, including global music stars with a live orchestra, as well as actors from many a well-known film and TV show.
A number of pop-cultural figures will take to the stage to tell stories that will celebrate some of the most culturally significant moments across the Queen’s seven-decade reign. Tickets to the show were balloted and that ballot, unfortunately, closed on March 23 2022. For viewers keen to watch this special concert, here are full details of how to incorporate it into the Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations.
When is the Platinum Party at the Palace?
The Platinum Party at the Palace is set to take place on June 4 2022. The exact timing of the concert is currently to be confirmed, but the event is expected to start mid-evening and last for two to three hours.
I didn’t manage to get tickets to the concert – how can I watch it?
Unfortunately, tickets to the concert were balloted, with 100,000 people expected to attend the event. But if you weren’t a lucky winner, fear not: you can still watch the concert across the Platinum Jubilee weekend. BBC One will broadcast the Platinum Party at the Palace live, with iPlayer and the broader BBC network supporting the show too. Those away from a television can tune into Radio 2 to listen to the performances live.
If you’re attending the Jubilee Picnic in the Park event on Windsor’s Long Walk (to which there is free entry), in addition to the music and sport activities, the Platinum Party at the Palace concert will also be shown across giant screens.
Who will be performing at the Platinum Party at the Palace?
The current line-up of the concert awaits full confirmation. MailOnline reported in 2021 that Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder were all in talks to perform at the special event. For the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012, organised by Gary Barlow, the musical talent included Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Madness and Annie Lennox.
Which other events are happening to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee?
There are myriad other events taking place across June 2–5 to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne. From June 1 to September 18, the Tower of London will host ‘Superbloom’, which is set to see more than 20 million seeds sewn together to create a spectacular display of colourful flowers which will fill the Tower’s moat.
Members of Hampton Court can enjoy free entry to the ‘Jubilee Joust’ from June 1–5 and experience the historic sport in the gardens. Non-members can buy tickets to this event too.
For those intent on watching a Jubilee concert live, a special event will take place at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on June 2. Concertgoers will enjoy listening to a selection of works from throughout Her Majesty’s reign. A concert will also take place at Windsor Castle on June 3, featuring special performances in St George’s Chapel.
June 5 will see the Platinum Jubilee Pageant take place, combining arts, theatre, music, circus and more to celebrate the Queen’s seven-decade reign. A procession will take place along The Mall, with the event split into four parts – including appearances from Ed Sheeran, Alan Titchmarsh and Sir Cliff Richard. This event is open to the public and no booking is required.
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