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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.


David Attenborough now being projected onto the edifice of the palace. If we picked our heads of state with a public vote tomorrow, I reckon Attenborough would have a pretty decent chance at becoming king...

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 21:44

Ballet dancers move around to the theme from Planet Earth, while nature footage is projected onto the front of Buckingham Palace. I can’t say I really know what to make of it all.

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 21:46

Prince William has now come out, after being given a hearty (pre-recorded) pat on the back from his grandmother for his work in the field of environmental issues.

He’s giving a speech. Nice to have a break from the remorseless churn of musical acts tbh.

Prince William on stage at the jubilee concert (BBC)
Louis Chilton4 June 2022 21:52

This is followed by Celeste, singing “What a Wonderful World”. Quite a radical re-interpretation, I think!

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 21:54

More tributes – including David Beckham, Judi Dench, and then Elton John, who’s now playing a version of “Your Song” over video.

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 22:00

Like the nature footage before him, John’s being projected onto the front of Buckingham Palace, which really does look quite majestic in a wide shot.

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 22:02

Another little dig at the Prime Minister from Stephen Fry, who stands before a ginormous Union Flag. It doesn’t get much more British than this...

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 22:04

Charles and Camilla now on stage. The duke of Cambridge is addressing the crowd.

First proper acknowledgment of the elephant in the room – the queen’s unfortunate absence.

He makes a crack about “It’s Coming Home”... someone clearly wasn’t watching the Hungary game tonight.

Prince Charles at the Jubilee concert (BBC)
Louis Chilton4 June 2022 22:08

“God Save Our Queen” is followed by Sigala and Ella Eyre.

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 22:13

Diana Ross!

Louis Chilton4 June 2022 22:19

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