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Monday 1 May 2017

McCartney heads bill in Jubilee show for queen

Gregory Katz in London

Some of the world's biggest pop stars will perform in front of Buckingham Palace on June 4 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, palace officials said yesterday.

The line-up will include former Beatle Paul McCartney, singers Elton John and Shirley Bassey and boy band JLS.

Long-time favourites Cliff Richard and Tom Jones will also perform.

Concert organisers said that more stars will also be on the bill, with details to be released in the coming months.

"It's going to be fun," Elton John said in a video shown to reporters at Buckingham Palace.

The event is a centrepiece in the queen's celebrations, which have already kicked off to mark her 60 years on the throne.

It follows a Golden Jubilee show in 2002 that featured a rendition of "God Save the Queen" by Queen guitarist Brian May, performed in the open air on the roof of Buckingham Palace.

Irish Independent

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