Party at The Palace: Opening act, special performances and full lineup listed

The party is expected to begin at 7.30pm this evening

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22,000 people are expected to attend the Platinum Party at the Palace this evening, with a star studded line up, including Diana Ross, taking to the stage.

Members of the Royal Family are expected to attend, after touring the country to participate in events such as the Epsom Derby.

The highly anticipated lineup includes Queen + Adam Lambert, the Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli and the James Bond composer Hans Zimmer.

Out of the 22,000 attendees, 10,000 members of the public who won tickets in the public ballot will be present. More than 7,500 tickets were designated for key workers, members of the armed forces, volunteers, and charities.

The party will take place on a stage in front of Buckingham Palace
The party will take place on a stage in front of Buckingham Palace

The Jubilee’s official website for the Platinum Party, states the design of the event consists of three stages, linked by walkways, “which create a 360-degree experience in front of Buckingham Palace and The Queen Victoria Memorial”. There will also be 70 illuminated columns, representing every year of the Queen’s reign.

The full lineup for the Platinum Party is as follows:

  • Queen + Adam Lambert
  • Alicia Keys
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Ella Eyre
  • Craig David
  • Mabel
  • Elbow
  • George Ezra
  • Duran Duran
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Mimi Webb
  • Jax Jones
  • Celeste
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Sigala
  • Diversity
  • Sam Ryder

Soul icon, Diana Ross, who is expected to play at the coveted Legends slot at Glastonbury later this summer, will close the show.

Elton John is set to give a virtual performance as part of the lineup but will not be able to attend in person as he is in the middle of a European tour.

Queen guitarist Brian May will perform alongside Adam Lambert
Queen guitarist Brian May will perform alongside Adam Lambert

Queen guitarist Brian May said: “Twenty years after playing The Queen’s glorious Golden Jubilee we’re very happy to be invited again.

"Then there was a moment when I wondered… after Buckingham Palace roof where can you go? Well … you will see!”

Diana Ross, who has returned to the UK for the first time in 15 years, said: “I have had the honour of meeting The Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family.”

Other big names are expected to make an appearance, including, Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet and Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds.

Buckingham Palace has not announced what members of the Royal Family will be present, but the Queen is not expected to attend after she pulled out of yesterday's service at St Paul's and the Epsom Derby this afternoon.

Guests can expect to hear from Prince Charles and his son Prince William, who will honour her Majesty towards the end of the show.