By Laura Harman
Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder will reportedly perform at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration that is scheduled to take place in 2022.
- The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert is scheduled to take place next year in June.
- There are rumors circulating about which artists may perform at this momentous occasion.
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Britons were delighted when a four-day Bank Holiday was confirmed in the UK to celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee. This extended holiday will allow for a huge celebration that will see multiple performers gather to commemorate the Queen's 70-year reign on the throne.
An industry source told The Sun, “The BBC is going all out for their Party at the Palace to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
“The concert will see a range of the world’s best musicians and entertainers put on a two-and-a-half-hour show, which will be broadcast live on BBC One.
“They have got Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder, who appeared at the Diamond Jubilee celebration, on the top of their list of performers and the organizers have already reached out.”
In 2012 at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which celebrated her 60-year reign on the throne, Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, and Sir Elton John also all performed at the Buckingham Palace concert in London.
The source added that there are also hopes that Elton John will be able to perform again at the Platinum Jubilee. “Whether it is something pre-recorded like he did for Party at the Palace in 2002 for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, or if he’ll be able to appear via a live stream, they want him on board,” said the source.
They also revealed that as well as the celebration being broadcast on television, it is hoped that there will be the opportunity for a live audience.
“The plan at the moment is to have a live audience as well as A-list attendees for the event,” the source explained. "But that is all dependent on how things are looking next year.
“Given the events of the past year and everything that has happened in the pandemic, the organizers want the Party at the Palace to be the biggest celebration of not only Her Majesty but of everything that is great about the UK.
“The BBC is making sure the acts reflect that and people can expect the best of the best when it comes to the line-up.”
It was recently revealed that the Queen has officially invited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to her Platinum Jubilee next year.
It has yet to be confirmed which other royals will be in attendance at this momentous occasion, but it is likely that more will be revealed ahead of the event.
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