First Artist to Play at Queen’s Platinum Anniversary Concert Announced

GEORGE Ezra has been confirmed as the first artist to wow audiences at the upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert.

The 28-year-old singer will take the stage in front of 10,000 fans and millions of viewers at a live concert on June 4, dedicated to Her Majesty’s 70th birthday.


Platinum anniversary concert dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign1 credit
George Ezra Became The First Artist To Be Announced At The Special.


George Ezra became the first artist to be announced at the special.1 credit

Appearing on The One Show live from Buckingham Palace, Capital Breakfast host Roman Kemp stood in the music room to announce the news.

In a statement, award-winning musician Ezra, who is currently ill with chickenpox, said: “Hi everyone, I can’t tell you how happy I am to be part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert, what an incredible honor to be asked.”

“I look forward to seeing you all on June 4th when we can bring pop and roll to the palace.”

The platinum party at the palace will consist of three stages, 3D projections on the palace façade and 10,000 spectators, Kemp announced.

He added: “It will be a lot of fun. June 4th, so you know the weather is going to be absolutely amazing, you’ll be live on BBC One and the coolest party you’ve ever been to.

“In addition, we will have rock queens, your favorite movie stars, TV stars, all the musicians you could ever dream of, and me and Clara Ampho back in action to see how people go.

“But the most high-tech thing we have is that the whole palace will have a 3D projection around it, so it will look smooth.

“It’s streaming live on BBC One and iPlayer, whether or not you’re one of the lucky 10,000 who got a ticket here, but honestly you can’t avoid it.”

Ticket voting opens at 7am on Thursday, February 24th and will remain open for one month, so everyone has a chance to win a couple of tickets.

In 2002, S Club 7 and members of the rock band Queen performed at the palace for the Golden Jubilee.

In 2012, Gary Barlow hosted the 60th Anniversary Celebrations with performances by Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran.

Co-hosts Alex Jones and Ronan Keating presented The One Show live from the blue drawing room of the palace to mark 100 days before the platinum anniversary weekend.

Keating ended the show with a live performance of his song “When You Don’t Say Anything at All”.

Meanwhile, the Queen held a weekly telephone audience with Boris Johnson – just days after testing positive for Covid, Buckingham Palace said.

Her Majesty, 95, tested positive for the virus on Sunday and is known to be suffering from mild cold symptoms.

The Platinum Party At The Palace Is Just One Of The Queen'S Jubilee Events.


The Platinum Party at the Palace is just one of the Queen’s Jubilee events.1 credit
Ezra Said The Big Event Would Bring


Ezra said the big event would bring “pop and roll to the palace”.1 credit

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