Queen + Adam Lambert And George Ezra To Play Jubilee Party At The Palace
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Queen + Adam Lambert And George Ezra To Play Jubilee Party At The Palace

Rachael Grealish May 19, 2022

Queen + Adam Lambert, Elton John, and George Ezra are among those billed to perform at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Party at the Palace.

Platinum Party At The Palace concert is set to take place on Saturday, June 4, at Buckingham Palace as part of the grand celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 70 years on the throne.

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The event, which will be live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 2, will have a three-stage set-up – linked by walkways in front of Buckingham Palace and The Queen Victoria Memorial – for a host of acts including; Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Mimi Webb, Sam Ryder, Jax Jones, Celeste, Nile Rodgers, Sigala and Diversity – alongside Queen + Adam Lambert, Elton John, and George Ezra.

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It’s not only musicians, stars from the stage and screen, and the sporting world appearing at the event and on film will include Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The latter has curated performances featuring casts and special guests from The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat along with a special appearance by the composer and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The release says: ‘The evening will pivot around global themes that have been born, or evolved, during the breadth of Her Majesty’s reign due to extraordinary British and Commonwealth contributions including Fashion, Sport, The Environment, 70 Years of Pop Music and Musicals.’

Queen Performing For The Queen

It’ll be a particularly special moment for the remaining Queen members as although Queen + Adam Lambert will open the concert with a very special one-off production the band performed 20-years-ago for Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Brian May, of Queen, said: ‘Twenty years after playing The Queen’s glorious Golden Jubilee we’re very happy to be invited again. Then there was a moment when I wondered… after Buckingham Palace roof where can you go? Well … you will see.’

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Closing the two-and-a-half-hour show will be legend Diana Ross, with her first UK live performance in 15 years.

She said: ‘I have had the honour of meeting The Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family. Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion.’

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Rachael is the Senior Content Editor at Freshered. She is NCTJ qualified with an MA in journalism. Rachael has almost ten years experience as a journalist in regional, national and international press and is passionate about creating engaging content.