With the coronation of King Charles III almost upon us, the Bank Holiday weekend full of festivities is fast approaching.
The official coronation takes place on Saturday 6 May, followed by a coronation concert in the evening on Sunday 7 May.
Staged at Windsor Castle and broadcast on the BBC, the concert will feature performances from Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
Last summer, a royal concert titled the Party at the Palace Concert was held at Buckingham Palace for the late Queen’s platinum jubilee. Performers included Rod Stewart, Diana Ross and Queen.
Here’s everything you need to know:
When and where is the concert taking place?
The coronation ceremony will take place on the evening of Sunday 7 May, before Bank Holiday Monday 8 May.
The concert will be staged on the East Lawn of Windsor Castle, marking the first time the concert has been held on the grounds.
Who will be performing?
Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are among the musical acts who will perform at the coronation.
Also in the line-up were Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Brian Terfel, singer-songwriter Freya Ridings and classical-soul musician Alexis French. More acts will be announced soon.
The Coronation Choir, a group made up of the country’s most keen community singers and amateur singers from across the UK, such as refugee singers, NHS singers, LGBT+ singing groups and deaf signing singers will also make an appearance.
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Who has declined to perform in concert?
We don’t officially know if there are any musicians who have actually said “no” to perform at the coronation, but reports have suggested that both Ed Sheeran and Adele may perform despite the King being “very keen”. unable to. ,
Harry Styles, Kylie Minogue and Elton John are also said to have turned down offers to perform.
how to get tickets
Sadly, it’s too late to apply for tickets to the concert, as the public ballot has now closed.
The tickets will be split between 10,000 members of the public, who will be told if they have won free tickets by the end of April, and volunteers from Charles and Camilla’s charity.
Winners will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis based on the geographical spread of the UK population, with 5,000 people each given a pair of tickets in a ballot run by Ticketmaster.
The remaining tickets will be shared between local communities and the Commonwealth, as well as organizations supporting young people, the military and the environment.