Everything You Need To Know About The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert: The Platinum Party At The Palace

When is it? Who’s playing? How can you watch in on TV?

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by Aaliyah Harry |

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne, one of the most anticipated events is the Queen's Platinum Party At The Palace, a huge concert bringing together a host of celebrities.

What is The Queen’s Platinum Party at the Palace?

Hosted by the Royal Family and BBC, The Platinum Party at the Palace will be a huge celebration and entertainment event. Hosts Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp will lead live coverage of the concert from Buckingham Palace, bringing together a line-up of the world’s biggest entertainers to perform for a night of musical tributes to celebrate.

The description for the concert explains, 'With state-of-the-art technology and a stunning stage design, the event will feature an incredible range of highlights from global music stars with a full, live orchestra - to actors from film, TV and the stage telling the story and celebrating some of the most significant cultural moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign.'

When is The Queen’s Platinum Party at the Palace?

The star-studded event will be held on Saturday 4 June 2022 from 7.30pm.

Union Jack flags
Union Jack flags installed along Oxford Street for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, marking the 70th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. ©Getty

Where is The Queen's Platinum Party at the Palace being held?

The Platinum Party will be set up in front of Buckingham Palace by the Queen Victoria Memorial, for members of the Royal Family and a crowd of 22,000 spectators.

Who is playing at The Queen's Platinum Party at the Palace?

The full list of performances and appearances have now been announced. Queen + Adam Lambert will open the concert with a very special one-off production which will no doubt bring back memories of Brian May’s historic appearance on the Palace roof at the Golden Jubilee Concert in 2002. Closing the two-and-a-half hour show will be soul legend Diana Ross, with her first UK live performance in 15 years.

The first confirmed name on the list was British musician George Ezra. The singer said he will be bringing 'bring pop and roll to the palace.' He announced, 'I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert. What an incredible honour to be asked.'

There will also be performances from an incredible range of artists including Alicia Keys, Mabel, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Stefflon Don, Jax Jones and more. TikTok superstar, Sam Ryder, is also going to be performing live at Buckingham Palace fresh off the back of his historic Eurovision silver medal.

The special evening will also highlight contributions made in British fashion, sport, the environment and musicals. The latter will be curated by Andrew Lloyd Webber and feature a special appearance by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda plus performances featuring the casts of The Phantom Of The Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

It is not all about music either, Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet, dance group Diversity, and Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds will all make appearances.

How can I get tickets to the The Queen's Platinum Party at the Palace? Is there a ballot?

There were 5,000 pairs of free concert tickets available, with each successful ticket holder able to bring a guest, bringing the public ballot total to 10,000 tickets for the main event. Unfortunately, the ballot closed on 23 March 2022.

As well as the ballot winners, a further 5,000 tickets have been allocated to key workers who stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic and the rest given to volunteers, people nominated by charities, and people invited due to their connections with royal patronages.

The Royal Family
The Royal Family at the Trooping the Colour 2018 ©Getty

How can I watch The Queen's Platinum Party at the Palace?

Luckily, you don't have to miss all the fun if you are not a ballot winner. The BBC will be covering the whole Platinum Jubilee, including the concert. The Platinum Party at the Palace will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 2 from 7.30pm on Saturday 4 June, so you can enjoy the concert from the comfort of your own home.

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