Talk about Royal Command Performance.
A variety of music stars – from Paul McCartney, Elton John and Annie Lennox to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran – will sing in celebration on June 4 to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne, it was announced Tuesday.
Organizer Gary Barlow, of former boy band Take That, said Princes William and Harry both have recommended acts that have yet to be announced, and more names will be revealed over the coming weeks. Among them, it is believed: Adele.
Barlow added that he wants the event, which will take place on a special stage based around the Queen Victoria Memorial outside the gates in front of Buckingham Palace, to have the feel of a “street party.” ABC will air exclusive highlights of the concert on June 5.
A ballot allowing 10,000 members of the public to apply for free tickets can be found at the Diamond Jubilee site.
Winners will also have access to a jubilee picnic in Buckingham Palace Gardens.