Jubilee concert: Music stars prepare to celebrate the Queen’s reign at a concert at the BBC
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated with a high profile concert on Saturday evening (June 4).
Many renowned musicians and groups will perform at the Platinum Party at the Palace concert, organized by the BBC.
Twenty-two thousand people will attend the event, including 10,000 members of the public who won tickets in the public ballot, which closed on March 23.
More than 7,500 tickets have been designated for key workers, members of the armed forces, volunteers and charities.
Find full details on how to watch the concert, plus full event updates, below – and updates from other Jubilee events here.
Among the performers tonight is Eurovision hero Sam Ryder.
Here’s what he said before his appearance tonight…
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Tonight’s jubilee concert isn’t the first jubilee TV event we’ve had, of course.
Those who tuned in to ITV a few weeks ago will remember when Tom Cruise showed his face at the celebrations.
According to Phillip Schofield, however, the Impossible mission The star’s sudden appearance caused “absolute mayhem” behind the scenes…
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Anyone else remember this?
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music sound Star Julie Andrews was among the celebrities to pay tribute to the Queen during the Jubilee.
“Your Majesty, I remember well the beautiful radio address you gave on your 21st birthday,” the Sound of Music star began in his tribute.
“You are committed to serving the British people and the Commonwealth. And I feel like in all these years, you’ve never betrayed that promise.
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There are still a few hours before the start of the concert.
If you’re looking for something to watch, here are eight of the best Queen movies and TV shows available to stream on Netflix.
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Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ was voted Platinum Jubilee Song by Radio 2 listeners.
Now the nation is called upon to sing the track at street parties tomorrow.
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In a post for the books, Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten said he says he “totally respects” the Queen as a person and looks forward to this weekend’s Jubilee celebrations.
The singer, whose band was famous for their anti-establishment lyrics, admitted he was ‘drawn to pageantry’ and praised the monarch’s ‘sense of dignity’.
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Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp will host the concert tonight.
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Stars performing include Diana Ross, George Ezra, Alicia Keys and, of course, Queen + Adam Lambert.
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