King’s Coronation concert line up: Who is performing for Charles III’s big evening?
King Charles III‘s Coronation is set to take place on Saturday 6 May, with a star-studded concert going on the following day at 8pm.
Some 20,000 members of the public will attend the Coronation Concert, which will be aired on BBC1 and Radio 2 along with catch-up services.
And there has been much speculation surrounding the gig, and who exactly will be fronting it.
From Harry Styles to The Spice Girls, a number of stars are said to have turned down the chance to perform at the royal concert after being approached.
But who IS fronting the event? MailOnline answers all your questions on the coronation concert.
King Charles’ coronation concert: Which stars will be performing? When is it and how can you tune in?
Around 20,000 members of the public are expected to attend the concert, which will be aired on BBC1 and Radio 2
Take That are said to be one of the many acts performing at the concert.
Three of the band’s original members; Gary Barlow, 52, Mark Owen, 51, and Howard Donald, 54, set to hit the stage.
But fourth bandmate Robbie Williams will be noticably missing from the line-up, as he reportedly turned down the gig.
Big show: Take That are said to be also performing at the concert, with three of the band’s original members; Gary Barlow, 52, Mark Owen, 51, and Howard Donald, 54, set to hit the stage (pictured: Mark, Gary and Howard)
While many are expecting a roster of British performer, US native Katy Perry will also be performing at the event.
The superstar singer was amongst the many guests in attendance during King Charles III’s coronation.
As a special honour in return for her performance, Katy will be allowed an exclusive stay in the royal residence of the 1,000-year-old castle.
Acts: While many be be expecting a roster of British performer, Katy Perry is one of the many acts who will be performing at the event
Lionel Ritchie is also set to perform, with the legendary singer admitting that the offer came as a shock to him.
He recently shared: ‘I mean, you don’t get in the business and say, ‘You know what? I’ll be at the King’s coronation.’
You know, that just never comes up,’ Richie said. ‘[It’s] A, a surprise. B, what an honor. And C, the fact of all the names that are out there that he could have had for this, he called my name.’
Longtime associates: Lionel Ritchie is also set to perform, with the legendary singer admitting that the offer came as a shock to him
Pairing up with Welsh singer Sir Bryn Terfel to take the limelight as a duo act, Italian singer Andrea Bocelli will be performing.
Bocelli, who performed for Queen Elizabeth II on several occasions in the past, has said it will be ‘another great honour’.
Freya Ridings, known for her hit Lost Without You, will give a touching performance for the new King too.
A number of choir groups will also join forces as an official coronation choir, including refugee, NHS and LGBTQ+ singing groups.
Andrea Bocelli has performed for Queen Elizabeth several times in the past
Can you go along?
10,000 members of the public have been given tickets to the concert, with those who applied set to be informed if they have been successful by the end of April.
The public ballot to buy tickets has now closed.
The remaining tickets will be split between charities of Charles and Camilla, organisations supporting young people, the military, the environment, local communities and the Commonwealth.
Location: The coronation concert will be held on the East Lawn of Windsor Castle
How can you watch it?
If you missed out on tickets to the event, the show will be available to watch or listen to on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.
Broadcasting live, the coronation concert will begin at 8pm on BBC.
What can we expect?
According to the BBC, the concert will ‘celebrate a new chapter in the nation’s history’ and will have ‘themes of love, respect and optimism’ while celebrating the ‘four nations’ and the Commonwealth.
Landmarks and locations around the UK will also be lit up with lasers, drone displays and illuminations, the BBC said last week while announcing the celebration line-up.
Charlotte Moore, BBC chief content officer, said: ‘We have a world-class line-up of performers to look forward to for what promises to be a very special night of celebration and entertainment.’
The coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom will take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
Charles acceded to the throne last September upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II.
It will be the 40th coronation to be held at Westminster Abbey since 1066 and the first coronation of a British monarch in the 21st century.
Exciting: According to the BBC, the concert will ‘celebrate a new chapter in the nation’s history’ and will have ‘themes of love, respect and optimism’ while celebrating the ‘four nations’ and the Commonwealth
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