The huge Palace Party, produced by the BBC and Buckingham Palace, will feature artists from the Queen’s 70-year reign, including stars from around the world.

“Twenty years after playing the Queen’s glorious Golden Jubilee, we are delighted to be invited again,” said Brian May.

“Then there was a moment when I wondered… behind the roof of Buckingham Palace, where could you go? Well… you will see!!! ”

Platinum Party at Palace Queuing

Sam Ryder arrives at Heathrow Airport in London after his Eurovision (PA) win

/ PA wire

Taking place on Saturday June 4, the film will feature music and performances by Alicia Keys, Ella Eyre, Duran Duran, Sir Rod Stewart, rising star Celeste and George Ezra. For those still basking in the light of Eurovision, Sam Ryder will appear.

Composer Hans Zimmer will also participate with a special series that includes some of his most famous works, while stars from stage and screen will also appear at the event and on film.

This will, of course, include Sir David Attenborough, but he will feature Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, The Royal Ballet, Dame Julie Andrews and a specially recorded performance from Sir Elton John.

The evening will be closed by legendary music icon Diana Ross, who will perform her first live in the UK in fifteen years, and added that the Queen “continues to be an incredible inspiration for so many people around the world… I am extremely pleased to receive the invitation to perform on such an important and historic occasion.”

The evening festivities were planned around global themes that had evolved during the Queen’s seventy years on the throne. These include Fashion, Sports, Environment, 70 Years of Pop and Musical Music, the latter of which is curated by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

What would the party at the Palace be like?

From the sounds of things, the team behind the event went to great lengths to create an unforgettable experience. The Platinum Party Stage will consist of three stages linked together by walkways, aiming to create a 360-degree viewing experience in front of Buckingham Palace.

Wow: Concept art for stages

/ BBC / Buckingham Palace

For added flair, the platforms will be linked together by 70 columns – each representing a year of the Queen’s reign.

How to get tickets to Party at the Palace

With over 22,000 people expected to attend, 10,000 tickets will be allocated by public vote and will be announced closer to the time. 7,500 tickets were also reserved for key workers, members of the Armed Forces and charities.

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