The springtime celebrations continue for the royal family! Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton are set to welcome their third child in the next few weeks, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 19 wedding is fast approaching. And next month, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 92nd birthday with a live concert that will air on the BBC.
The Queen’s Birthday Party concert will take place at Royal Albert Hall in London on her actual birthday — Saturday, April 21 — and is set to be a family-friendly affair. Artists both contemporary and classic will take to the stage to help Her Majesty celebrate, with Shawn Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Sir Tom Jones, Shaggy, Sting, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Anne Marie all confirmed to appear. More artists are expected to be announced, and the event even promises to feature some “unique collaborations.”
Tickets for the event are indeed open to the public, but if you’re not in the UK, fear not — the show will also be filmed and broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Radio 2. If you are hoping to nab tickets, they’re available online as of March 21.
The star-studded concert will be only the first of two birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II. Per tradition, an “official” birthday parade is held in June, typically on the second Saturday of the month, in order to ensure better weather for the festivities.
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