“Queen”, Alicia Keys and David Beckham should be there: The BBC celebrates the Queen’s jubilee with a “platinum concert”. In addition to entertainment, global issues are also on the program.

With numerous stars from music, film and sport, the BBC is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s throne with a big concert on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

The legendary British rock band Queen will kick off the “Platinum Concert” on June 4th, and soul diva Diana Ross will sing at the end, as the BBC announced on Thursday night. In addition to 10,000 spectators, determined by public voting, 7,500 tickets are intended for so-called key workers as well as members of the armed forces, volunteers and charity workers.

Three stages and lots of celebrities

Alicia Keys, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli and Oscar winner Hans Zimmer will appear on the three stages. Eurovision Song Contest runner-up Sam Ryder will also be there. Numerous British celebrities such as nature filmmaker David Attenborough, soccer star David Beckham and US Open winner Emma Raducanu are also expected to attend the two and a half hour event.

The concert will focus on “global issues” that arose or developed during the Queen’s long reign. This involves contributions from Great Britain and the Commonwealth in areas such as fashion, sport, the environment, popular music and musicals. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Phantom of the Opera”) is also said to be involved.