BBC Platinum Jubilee Concert Ballot—how to win free tickets

The Platinum Party at the Palace will take place on 4 June 2022

BBC Platinum Jubilee Concert Ballot—how to win free tickets
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If you've ever dreamt about partying with the Royal Family for free, now's your chance. 

Ten thousand free tickets for this summer's Buckingham Palace concert are up for grabs, in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

The Platinum Party at the Palace, to be held at the iconic royal headquarters in London on 4 June, will mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty's reign with performances from 'the world's biggest entertainment stars'—including English treasure, George Ezra, and a lineup of to-be-confirmed opera, rock, and pop singers. 

There will also be music from a live orchestra and special appearances from 'TV, film and stage stars'. The exciting event will hopefully offer the Queen, who has Covid and is currently self-isolating, something to look forward to as she recovers from the virus at Windsor Castle.  

The Royal Family has now invited members of the public to enter a ballot to apply for Platinum Party at the Palace tickets, which can be accessed here

Queen's Golden Jubilee

"God Save the Queen" is projected onto the facade of Buckingham Palace at the end of the "Party at the Palace" concert held in the palace grounds to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.

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The ballot is open from 24 February to 23 March, so there's plenty of time to submit your interest. It's also worth noting that tickets will not be distributed on a first-come, first-serve, basis, so there's no need to rush to secure your place. 

As for bringing a plus-one, that's no problem. Two standing tickets will be given per successful application—meaning there are 5,000 pairs in total. If your name is drawn on the independently verified ballot, you'll be notified of the good news in late April—giving you just over one month to prepare for the big day. 


The Queen enjoying the Party at the Palace event for her Golden Jubilee in 2002 

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While its exact time has yet to be confirmed, the Platinum Party at the Palace is expected to kick off mid-evening and last about two to three hours. 

For those who don't manage to secure tickets, don't panic—there are still a couple of ways for you to enjoy the concert. The event will be broadcast live on both BBC One and Radio 2, meaning there's no excuse not to tune in. It will also be shown on the big screen at the Royal Parkland at Sandringham, the Queen's beloved Christmas residence. 

Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy tickets to the Platinum Party. Any remaining tickets will be given to charitable organizations and it is not permitted to resell purchased ones to the public. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.