Elton John, Queen and Rod Stewart for Platinum Party at the Palace as full lineup confirmed

19 May 2022, 09:57

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Diana Ross was already a reported headliner, and now the full lineup has been unveiled for the Party at the Palace.

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Ten years after the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and two decades after the first Party at the Palace to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, the full lineup has been unveiled for the Platinum Party at the Palace.

Queen + Adam Lambert will open the two-and-a-half-hour show, echoing Brian May's stunning performance of the National Anthem on the top of Buckingham Palace in 2002, and Queen of Motown Diana Ross close the concert with her first UK performance in 15 years.

Also performing on the three-stage setup are Rod Stewart, Hans Zimmer, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli and Nile Rodgers, as well as a specially-recorded performance by Elton John.

Other stars booked to play include Alicia Keys, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, George Ezra, Mimi Webb, Eurovision star Sam Ryder, Jax Jones, Celeste, Mica Paris, Ella Eyre & Sigala, and Diversity.

Brian May 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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Diana Ross 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."

"Rod Stewart said: Queen Elizabeth has given incredible service to the United Kingdom over the last 70 years and I’m delighted to be able to join her in celebrating her Platinum Jubilee with the Party At The Palace.

Rod Stewart in concert
Rod Stewart in concert. Picture: Getty Images

"She has demonstrated to the world what a special person she is and how lucky we are to have her. This will be a momentous occasion."

Musicals will also be celebrated during the show, with a special appearance by Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda and performances from the casts of The Phantom Of The Opera, Hamilton, Six, The Lion King and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Also speaking from the stage or on film at the event are famous Britons including Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet and Ellie Simmonds.

Elton John in concert
Elton John in concert. Picture: Getty Images

The Platinum Party At The Palace will be hosted by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp, with an in-person audience of 22,000.

10,000 tickets have been allocated in a public ballot, with 7,500 tickets reserved for key workers, members of the Armed Forces, volunteers, and charities.

The Platinum Party stage design is made up of three stages linked by walkways in front of Buckingham Palace and The Queen Victoria Memorial, with 70 columns representing the 70 years of the Queen's reign.