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Platinum Jubilee concert – live: Diana Ross leads grand finale at BBC celebration

All the updates from the star-studded ceremony

Queen pulls out of thanksgiving service after 'discomfort’ at Jubilee celebrations

The Queen’s platinum jubilee will be celebrated with a high-profile concert on Saturday evening (4 June).

Many renowned musicians and bands will perform as part of the Platinum Party at the Palace gig, which is being held by the BBC.

Twenty-two thousand people will attend the event, including 10,000 members of the public who won tickets in the public ballot, which closed on 23 March.

Over 7,500 tickets were designated for key workers, members of the armed forces, volunteers, and charities.

Find all the details on how to watch the concert, as well as full updates from the event, below – and updates from other jubilee events here.

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Hello, and welcome to our live blog for tonight’s Platinum Jubilee concert!

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In case you haven’t noticed, the country is currently celebrating the Queen’s 70th year on the throne.

The BBC will mark this with a special concert featuring an array of many famous musicians.

Find out who will be performing here.

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Many songs will be sung tonight – but we’re going to assume none of these will make a showing.

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Stars set to perform include Diana Ross, George Ezra, Alicia Keys and, of course, Queen + Adam Lambert.

Brian May will perform at the platinum jubilee concert

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On hosting duties for tonight’s concert will be Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp.

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In a turnout for the books, Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten has said he says he “totally respects” the Queen as a person and is looking forward to this weekend’s jubilee celebrations.

The singer, whose band were famous for their anti-establishment lyrics, admitted he was “attracted to pageantry” and praised the monarch’s “sense of dignity”.

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“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond has been voted as the song of the Platinum Jubilee by Radio 2 listeners.

Now, the nation is being called on to sing the track at street parties tomorrow.

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The stage is set...

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There’s still a few hours until the concert gets underway.

If you’re looking for something to watch, here are eight of the best films and TV shows about the queen that are available to stream on Netflix.

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Sound of Music star Julie Andrews is among the celebs to have paid tribute to the queen during the jubilee.

“Your majesty, I well remember the beautiful radio speech you gave on your 21st birthday,” the Sound of Music star began in her tribute.

“You pledged yourself in service to the people of Britain and the Commonwealth. And I feel that in all the years since, you have never betrayed that promise.”

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