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A first glimpse of how the Platinum Party will light up London for the Jubilee

A first glimpse of the setting for one of the most anticipated events of the Jubilee weekend has been revealed as drawings were unveiled this week of the concert stage for the Platinum Party at the Palace by the BBC.

The Platinum Party will be set up in front of Buckingham Palace by the Queen Victoria Memorial, and will feature a line-up of the world’s best musicians performing a concert for members of the Royal Family and a crowd of 22,000 spectators.

Attendees will be made up of 10,000 people who won their tickets in a lottery. A further 5,000 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 BBC has released an artist’s rendering of the 360-degree stage that features beacons in the background that will shoot lights up into the sky. The background screen will display a Union Jack and a portrait of The Queen. Two smaller stages will be constructed in front of the railing at Buckingham Palace and will be connected to the main stage.

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The BBC also announced that Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp will host the Platinum Party, with the show broadcast live across all BBC television, radio and streaming channels. Young said in a statement, “I’m delighted to be back on the BBC for such an historic, unique, and happy event.  It’s going to be quite a weekend and our coverage will bring viewers everywhere a front row seat at the celebrations.  I can’t wait!”

A full line-up of musicians will be unveiled closer to the date; however, George Ezra has already been confirmed. “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,” he revealed to reporters.

The Platinum Party takes place on 4 June and will be televised live by the BBC.

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Jess Ilse is the Assistant Editor at Royal Central. She specialises in the British, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Royal Families and has been following royalty since Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Jess has provided commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Jess works in communications and her debut novel THE MAJESTIC SISTERS will publish in Fall 2024.