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

All the updates from the star-studded ceremony

Louis Chilton
Sunday 05 June 2022 08:13 BST
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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.


A message from Dolly Parton:

“I just wanted to say thank you for being wonderful. You are more than pearls, and you are more than platinum.

“You have been a shining diamond in this world for so long. Everybody loves you, and I will always love you too.”

From one queen to another...

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 19:46

The event tonight could hardly be placed in more capable hands: those of broadcasters Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp.

Here’s what you need to know about the jubilee concert’s hosts...

Who are are Platinum Jubilee hosts Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp?

High-profile event will be overseen by two experienced broadcasters

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 19:49

Ok, so... the queen’s having tea with Paddington Bear. She loves a skit, doesn’t she!

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 20:01

The Queen tapping out the rhthym to “We Will Rock You” on a teacup.

Didn’t see that one coming.

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 20:04

From “We Will Rock You” to “Don’t Stop Me Now”.

The crowd seem to be digging it.

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 20:07

Made me chuckle this one...

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 20:09

“We are the Champions” segues into Lee Mack. You can loudly hear the echo from the speakers. Probably a reason they don’t use this spot for stand-up gigs more often...

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 20:15

Here’s Lambert performing a few minutes ago.

Not a bad start to the evening, I suppose. You know what you’re going to get with Queen.

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 20:18

Jax Jones bringing out some special guests for the occasion.

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 20:22

If you missed the queen demostrating her acting skills in that Paddington bear sketch, Jacob Stolworthy has you covered...

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 20:25

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