King Charles will be crowned as the monarch of the United Kingdom in May, months after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died. According to recent Buckingham Palace announcements, the three-day event will be full of fun and musical performances by renowned international artists.
According to Deadline, the concert, which is part of the so-called “Coronation Big Lunch,” will take place on May 7, 2023, at Windsor Castle’s East Lawn.
The aforementioned music event will feature “global music icons and contemporary stars” yet to be announced.
Attendees will reportedly be drawn from volunteers affiliated with the King and Queen Consort’s charity groups, so not everyone will be able to watch the concert live. A national ballot will also be held to select public members who want to see the artists live.
Although the Palace has yet to release the official lineup for the special event, they have stated that it will feature a “world-class orchestra playing interpretations of musical favorites fronted by some of the world’s biggest entertainers, alongside dance performers.”
On stage and on screen, the performers will also deliver spoken word sequences.
The Coronation Concert, produced by BBC Studios, will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds, and BBC Radio 2.
Following the announcement, many fans expressed their excitement on social media and shared the artists they want to see perform.
According to one user who shared an unofficial lineup, they wanted Elton John, Gary Barlow, The Reynold Girls, Pete Abstract, Friends of the Park, George Albina, and many other musicians to perform their hit songs.
Although Sir Elton John has not yet been named as an official performer, the legendary singer has long been associated with the Royal Family.
In 2021, he was appointed to the “Order of the Companions of Honour” by then-Prince Charles in recognition of his hard work in the music industry and charity work focusing on AIDS.
The “Your Song” singer has also performed at major royal events such as Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012.
Elton John has yet to confirm whether or not he will perform at King Charles’ coronation as of this writing.