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Star-studded line-up revealed for BBC's Platinum Party at the Palace

Hosted by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp, the concert will open with Queen + Adam Lambert and close with Diana Ross.

The eclectic evening of entertainment to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign will be opened by Queen + Adam Lambert, closed by Diana Ross and will also feature performances from global stars such as Sir Elton John, Sir Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys and Hans Zimmer.

They'll be sharing the three-stage set up with the likes of Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, George Ezra, Mimi Webb, Jax Jones, Celeste, Nile Rodgers, Sigala, Diversity and Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder, all performing their biggest hits in a star-studded tribute to Her Majesty’s unprecedented anniversary.

Also appearing at the event and on film will be an array of stars from the stage and screen, and the sporting world, including Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet, Ellie Simmonds, and a specially recorded performance from Sir Elton John.

The Platinum Party at the Palace concert takes place on Saturday 4th June at Buckingham Palace and will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 2, hosted by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp.

22,000 people will attend the event including 10,000 tickets allocated in a public ballot and over 7,500 tickets for key workers, members of the Armed Forces, volunteers, and charities.

The evening will pivot around global themes that have been born, or evolved, during the breadth of Her Majesty’s reign due to extraordinary British and Commonwealth contributions including Fashion, Sport, The Environment, 70 Years of Pop Music and Musicals.

The musicals segment will be curated by legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and feature a special appearance by Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as performances from the cast and special guests from The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Queen + Adam Lambert will open the concert with a very special one-off production which will no doubt summon memories of Brian May’s historic appearance on the Palace roof at the Golden Jubilee Concert in 2002.

And closing the 2.5-hour show will be the legend that is Diana Ross, with her first UK live performance in fifteen years.

Speaking for Queen + Adam Lambert, Brian May said "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!!!"

Diana Ross said "I have had the honour of meeting The Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family. Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion."

To which Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Chief Content Officer, added "We are thrilled to be bringing the nation together for this incredible, once in a lifetime event, broadcast live across the BBC with an amazing star-studded line up of performers to celebrate The Queen’s momentous 70 years on the throne."

The unique Platinum Party stage design consists of three stages, linked by walkways, which create a 360-degree experience in front of Buckingham Palace and The Queen Victoria Memorial. Linking the stages together into one overall design are 70 columns representing Her Majesty’s 70-year reign that can be illuminated to provide a full formation of lights and beams.

For the first time, two of the three stages sit immediately in front of Buckingham Palace, framing the iconic home of The Queen.

Further details and additional artists will be confirmed closer to the event, with some surprises left for the evening itself.

Platinum Party at the Palace will air Saturday 4th June on BBC One


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