The coronation of King Charles III. is fast approaching, and a bank holiday weekend of celebration is fast approaching.
The official coronation will take place on Saturday May 6th, with a coronation concert the following evening, Sunday May 7th.
The concert will take place at Windsor Castle and will be broadcast by the BBC. This includes performances by Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
Last summer, Buckingham Palace hosted a royal concert entitled ‘Party at the Palace’ to mark the late Queen’s platinum jubilee. Rod Stewart, Diana Ross and Queen were among those who performed.
Here’s everything you need to know:
When and where will the concert take place?
The coronation concert takes place on the evening of Sunday 7 May, before Bank Holiday Monday 8 May.
The concert will be held on the East Lawn of Windsor Castle and is the first time a concert has been held on the grounds.
Who will perform?
Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are among the musical acts who will perform at the coronation concert.
Also on the program are Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, singer-songwriter Freya Ridings and classical soul composer Alexis Ffrench. More acts will be announced shortly.
The Coronation Choir, a group made up of the country’s most fervent community choirs and amateur singers from across the UK, including refugee choirs, NHS choirs, LGBT+ singing groups and deaf sign language choirs, will also perform.
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Who declined to perform at the concert?
We don’t officially know if there are any musicians who have actually said ‘no’ to perform at the coronation, but reports suggest both Ed Sheeran and Adele will not be able to perform, despite the royal being ‘very keen’ to have both .
Harry Styles, Kylie Minogue and Elton John are also said to have turned down offers to perform.
How to get tickets
Unfortunately, it’s too late to apply for tickets to the concert as public voting is now closed.
Tickets will be split between 10,000 members of the public, who will be notified by the end of April if they have won free tickets, and volunteers from Charles and Camilla’s charities.
Winners will be chosen based on the geographic distribution of the UK population rather than on a first come, first served basis, with 5,000 people each receiving a pair of tickets in voting conducted by Ticketmaster.
The remaining tickets will be shared between organizations supporting young people, the military and the environment, as well as local communities and the Commonwealth.