BBC viewers around the World will be able to enjoy comprehensive coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which are taking place over three days at the beginning of June. On Monday, 4th June BBC Entertainment will air The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Concert featuring a star studded line-up of UK and international stars.
Produced by the BBC, the concert will be broadcast live1 from the heart of London in front of Buckingham Palace. Headlined by Take That's Gary Barlow, the show will feature talented British stars as well as international artists performing in a variety of musical styles including rock, pop, classical, and musical theatre. Creating an inviting, vibrant, and emotional mood that will be felt across the globe, the historic event will welcome the world to London as the city prepares for an incredible summer culminating in the 2012 Olympic games.
Attended by Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family, the show will include classic hits and collaborative tributes from musicians including Shirley Bassey, Elton John, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Annie Lennox, Madness, Cliff Richard, Ed Sheeran andWest End star Alfie Boe. Taking advantage of the magnificent backdrop, the stage has been designed by renowned architect Mark Fisher to incorporate stunning lighting and video effects.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Concert promises to be one of the most spectacular shows ever staged in the UK. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations form part of the London Calling season, which celebrates the music, fashion, history, people and culture of Britain's capital city.
Another highlight of the season is a three-part documentary series,Diamond Queen, which offers an intimate look at Queen Elizabeth II's life and reign. It includes remarkable archive footage and exclusive interviews with world leaders and members of the Royal Family, including Prince William and Prince Harry.
To find out when The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Concert and other London CallingBBC programmes air in your region, please visit www.londoncallingbbc.com or your local BBC website.
Notes to Editors
London Calling will air between May and August2 onBBC Entertainment (Africa, Poland, the Nordic Region, Asia, India, Latin America and the channel's pan-European service3),BBC Knowledge (Africa, Poland, the Nordic Region, Italy, Asia and Australia), BBC HD (Latin America, Poland, The Nordic region and Turkey), UKTV (Australia and New Zealand) and BBC World News (global). The season will also be available to users of BBC.com and to users of the global BBC iPlayer but will vary territory by territory.
1 Programming, dates and times vary according to territory
2 Dates vary according to territory
3 BBC Entertainment's pan-European service covers Central and Eastern Europe, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and a number of Western European markets