Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating seventy years on the British throne. And on Saturday June 4 UK Eurovision star Sam Ryder will honour her with a special performance at the Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.
The “SPACE MAN” hitmaker will be glad he’s very much on Earth as he joins a star-studded line-up that includes one of his favourite groups — Queen — and its legendary guitarist Brian May.
The list also includes Diana Ross, Adam Lambert, Duran Duran, Rod Stewart, Craig David, Andrea Bocelli and Nile Rogers.
Ella Eyre, who famously wrote Ann-Sophie’s Eurovision 2015 song “Black Smoke”, will also be there.
Sam Ryder joins Platinum Jubilee concert — will honour Queen Elizabeth
Queen and Adam Lambert will open the BBC’s Platinum Party. The broadcaster says the evening will “pivot around global themes that have been born, or evolved, during the breadth of Her Majesty’s reign”.
These include fashion, sport, the environment, pop music and musicals from the last 70 years. Appropriately, composer and master of musicals Andrew Lloyd Webber will make an appearance. You’ll remember that on top of his many West End and Broadway achievements, he also wrote Jade Ewen’s Eurovision 2009 song “It’s My Time.”
The audience will include 22,000 people. Ten thousand of the tickets were given out in a public draw, while another 7,500 went to key workers, volunteers, charities and members of the armed forces.
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