Who's performing at King Charles’ Coronation Concert and all you need to know about this epic royal event

All you need to know about King Charles’ Coronation Concert including who's confirmed to perform on this special occasion

All we know about the Coronation Concert. Seen here is King Charles during the State Opening of Parliament
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The Coronation Concert is shaping up to be an incredible night of entertainment as plenty of performers have now been confirmed. 

King Charles’ coronation day is drawing ever closer and as we approach this momentous occasion plenty of details have now been confirmed, ranging from Queen Camilla’s coronation crown to Prince George’s role as a Page of Honor. And whilst some questions like the matter of what we could see Kate Middleton wear to King Charles’ coronation still remain unanswered, several performers have now been confirmed for the Coronation Concert. This is set to be held the day after the coronation ceremony at Windsor Castle in Berkshire and judging by this line-up it looks like it’s going to be pretty special. 

Here’s everything we know about the Coronation Concert, including who we know will perform, when it starts and how to watch this epic event…

East Terrace Garden at Windsor Castle

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Who is performing at the Coronation Concert?

The Coronation Concert’s musical performers had been shrouded in mystery and speculation for many months but now the BBC has shared exciting confirmation of who is set to showcase their talents at the event. Produced by BBC Studios Productions, the Coronation Concert will be hosted by acclaimed British actor Hugh Bonnevile and performers will include Katy Perry, Take That, Lionel Richie, Tiwa Savage, Paloma Faith, Lang Lang, Nicole Scherzinger and Olly Murs. 

King Charles III speaks with Lionel Richie

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Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will also be performing at the Coronation Concert, as will Steve Winwood, Vula, Pete Tong, Jerub, Sir Bryn Terfel, Alexis Ffrench, Freya Ridings and winner of The Piano, Lucy. Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor will also be part of the concert, delivering a powerful spoken word performance.

There is also a magnificent one-off performance put on by The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal College of Art and The Royal College of Music. This will feature new Doctor Who and Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa, Mei Mac, Tom Cruise, Dame Joan Collins and Bear Grylls, with singing legend Sir Tom Jones appearing over video message too.

Ncuti Gatwa and Joan Collins

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The official Coronation Choir - a group consisting of members of some of the nation’s community choirs and amateur singers, including refugee choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups, deaf signing choirs and NHS choirs - will also be performing. 

Who's rumored to have declined to perform at the Coronation Concert?

It's been rumoured that a number of acts have turned down the offer of performing at the Coronation Concert. Although unconfirmed by Adele or Ed Sheeran themselves, an insider previously alleged to Mail Online that King Charles was "very keen" to have both of them performing at the event. However, they haven't been announced as part of the final line-up.

Adele and Ed Sheeran

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This could well have been to scheduling conflicts, however, as Adele's Las Vegas residency only finished at the end of March and given how intense it was, she might perhaps want a break after such a long time performing. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is set to kick off the US leg of his tour in Texas on May 6 - the day before the Coronation Concert.

Harry Styles, Elton John, Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls were also apparently invited to perform, but allegedly declined. However, once again the musicians themselves haven't confirmed either their invitation or whether they've rejected the chance to be part of the Coronation Concert.

When is the Coronation Concert taking place and how can I watch it?

The Coronation Concert will take place at Windsor Castle in Berkshire on Sunday, May 7, the day after King Charles' coronation. It will be produced by BBC and broadcast from the East Lawn of the royal residence, marking the first time a concert has been held there. The Coronation Concert will start at 8pm and will be available to watch live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds for UK viewers.

Coronation Concert

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For anyone who lives outside the UK the Coronation Concert will be shown on the BBC News Channel and live on BBC World Service. US fans will also be able to watch the Coronation Concert via ABC’s Good Morning America which is set to provide live coverage of the concert, beginning at 3pm EST.

Has the Coronation Concert ballot closed?

Although 5,000 pairs of free tickets were made available to the public via a ballot, it's now too late to get Coronation Concert tickets as this closed on February 28. Anyone who was allocated a ticket via the ballot were set to have been contacted by April so sadly if you entered but haven't received any communication it's likely you haven't received any tickets. Whilst many might have been hoping to be able to watch the Coronation Concert in person at Windsor Castle, there's still plenty of platforms to enjoy the performances on from the comfort of your own home.  

Robyn is a celebrity and entertainment journalist and editor with over eight years experience in the industry. As well as contributing regular to woman&home, she also often writes for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly and The Sun.