The Queen’s Jubilee concert looks to be taking shape with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Elton John being lined up to perform.
The chart toppers, along with fellow icons such as Stevie Wonder, are set to take part in the musical extravaganza to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next summer.
Her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 was a huge success with the likes of Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Madness putting on a performance in the gardens of Buckingham Palace Garden.
The show almost 10 years ago was organised by Gary Barlow with the BBC.
And next year’s bash is said to be bigger and better still to mark the fantastic milestone.
An industry source told The Sun: “The BBC is going all out for their Party at the Palace to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
They continued to say that the concert will bring together some of the world’s best performers for a two-and-a-half-hour spectacle which viewers will be able to see live on the channel.
The source added: “They have got Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder, who appeared at the Diamond Jubilee celebration, on the top of their list of performers and the organisers have already reached out.”
While Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour clashes with the event, organisers hope the Rocket Man will still be able to have an input.
The star had similar issues in 2002 for the Party at the Palace which marked the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. On that occasion he pre-recorded a set and, while this could be an option once again, there is also the chance he may appear via a live stream.
Whatever the way, organisers insist they want him on board.
Currently, the plan is to have the show have a live audience which will include an array of A-list attendees. However, a lot depends on how the situation regarding the pandemic plays out.
“Given the events of the past year and everything that has happened in the pandemic, the organisers want the Party at the Palace to be the biggest celebration of not only Her Majesty but of everything that is great about the UK,” the source added.
They continued to say that the BBC is working hard to ensure that all acts involved reflect that and said that people should expect to see the best of the best perform on the day.
More than 16 million people tuned in to watch the concert which marked the Queen’s 60th year on the throne.
Fans were treated to a musical masterclass from the likes of Sir Tom Jones and Sir Paul McCartney, which celebs such as Jimmy Carr and Lenny Henry took up hosting duties.