It’s a busy spring for The Queen this year. Not only does she have the forthcoming Royal Wedding on her plate, but she’s also celebrating her 92nd birthday on April 21st – that’s the birthday that is the anniversary of her birth, not her Official Birthday in June, which is when the Trooping of the Colour Parade happens. And in her honour, Britain’s longest serving monarch is to be thrown one hell of a random sounding extravaganza, with an awful lot of 00s musicians set to perform at it.
Due to be held at the Royal Albert Hall, the performers announced so far include Sting, Shaggy, Sir Tom Jones, Craig David, Kylie Minogue, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Shawn Mendes. And because Sting has temporarily ditched his lute in order to collaborate with Shaggy on a forthcoming “island-influenced” LP, we are assuming that the evening will contain at least one duet. Though we will continue to hold out hope that Kylie will get in touch with Jason Donovan so that they can reprise Especially for You.
Produced by the BBC who will broadcast it on both BBC One and BBC Two, viewers will almost certainly be on the lookout for the telltale signs of boredom as exhibited by her majesty during her 90th birthday party. The lineup that year included Katherine Jenkins, Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue, so the latter will be hoping that her performance is met with more than a yawn.
The head of BBC Radio 2, Lewis Carnie, “It promises to be a spectacular evening of entertainment destined to bring the whole nation together.” While in its official statement, the BBC said that the event will be a “birthday party like no other” – and we can’t argue with that!
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