Queen’s Jubilee Concert to host pop legends

Written on:June 4, 2023
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Madness will sing from the roof of the 775-room palace

As a part of four days celebrations of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, JLS, Sir Elton John and Kylie Minogue will perform at an evening concert outside Buckingham Palace today.

Ten thousand ticket-holders will join the concert to watch pop royalty entertaining the Queen. Will.i.am. Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, Dame Shirley Bassey, Annie Lennox and Ed Sheeran will also join the festivities.

“I remember watching the Coronation on TV, she’s been the Queen almost as long as I’ve been alive, she’s been a constant, and I think she’s done an amazing job under difficult circumstances sometimes, so I’m more jazzed about doing this than ever… for her”, said Sir Elton John, who is one of the superstar line up invited to perform at the Buckingham Palace gig.

Ska band Madness will also entertain the Queen by singing 1980s hit ‘Our House’ from the roof of the 775-room palace. The Queen and Prince Charles will make an appearance on stage at the concert, which has been organised by Gary Barlow.

After the concert, the Queen will light one of the 4,000 beacons that will be lit across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. The network of beacons across the UK will be placed on the battlements of the Tower of London, and at St James’s Palace, Lambeth Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham, Balmoral and Holyroodhouse.

The first of the beacons will be lit on the south Pacific island of Tonga. Sixty beacons will be lit on Hadrian’s Wall - one for each year of the Monarch’s reign. Tristan da Cunha, a British territory in the South Atlantic, is the location for the most remote lighting.

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