King Charles’ Coronation performers have been announced, and it’s a star-studded mix from both sides of the Atlantic

Meghan Markle might be staying in America, but some of music’s superstars will make the trip

King Charles has chosen his coronation performers
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With King Charles’ Coronation fast approaching, more details are slowly emerging – and we cannot wait! The Palace has finally confirmed the first batch of superstars who will have the honor of performing at the historic event, and it includes a mix of talent from both sides of the Atlantic.

The coronation of King Charles is inching closer and closer.

While it’s been discussed pretty much since he became King following the death of his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, Charles’ coronation is now taking more concrete shape.

We know what crowns he and wife, Queen Consort Camilla, will wear. We know the subtle changes he’s bringing in compared to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in the 1950s. And we know who will be turning up for the occasion – and which family members won’t be coming.

And now, we finally have more intel on the glitzier side of things.

Lionel Richie shares a happy history with King Charles

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Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner Lionel Richie will be among the star-studded  line-up of performers putting on a once-in-a-lifetime performance in front of the King and the crowd outside Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 7.

This is the balloted free concert which will follow the day of the coronation itself, which lands on Saturday, May 6.

The Dancing on the Ceiling singer is a familiar face for the King, having been chosen as the first global ambassador for Charles’ charity, The Prince’s Trust, back in 2019.

Katy Perry will be a highlight of the Coronation Concert

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While some Californians will be staying home with two of Charles’ grandchildren, California Gurls singer Katy Perry will travel to the UK to join Lionel Richie at the bash.

The two currently serve as American Idol judges together.

Katy is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, and serves as an ambassador for the King’s charity, The British Asian Trust, and has said she hopes her performance will shine a light on its Children’s Protection Fund.

While Charles’ choices include some pop and Motown icons, he’s keeping a sense of tradition, too.

Andrea Bocelli will bring a sense of tradition to the coronation, having previously performed at the Platinum Jubilee

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Operatic superstar, Andrea Bocelli, will perform, as will Sir Bryn Terfel.

Other acts on the line-up are local favorites, like British boyband, Take That.

The group, who dominated the charts the first time around in the 1990s as a fivesome, reunited in the late 2000s. The group now consists of three original members - Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen.

It’ll be a lovely sense of continuation having Gary Barlow involved. The singer organized the Diamond Jubilee concert for the late Queen in 2012 and led his bandmates in a performance at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.

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